Carnevale | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in celebration of Lent and Easter season, Carnevale is light bodied Saison, using Brettanomyces along with Amarillo and Simcoe hops to generate flavor and depth. Carnevale’s complexity grows with time. The citrus notes tend to wane and the wild yeast rears its wonderfully tasting head.

2008 (first release) did not have brettanomyces.

Added by seaoflament on 02-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
815
Reviews:
322
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
113
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 815 |  Reviews: 322
Photo of CAcker
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 50marathons
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice pepper finish. Great saison yeast

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSteve
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a orange/yellow color with a bright white frothy head, lots of carbonation, lots of lacing, beer is cloudy, looks pretty good.

A: Belgian yeast, spice, clove, touch of citrus, and slight brett funk, picking up some alcohol on the nose, smells pretty complex.

T: Belgian yeast, spice, clove, moderate amount of citrus bitterness in the middle, touch of brett funk at the end, aftertaste is of citrus peel and brett, lots going on, balanced, very tasty.

M: Lots of carbonation, medium/light bodied with smooth mouthfeel, dry finish.

O: Really enjoyed this one, I like the mix of flavors from citrus, yeast, and the touch of brett, very enjoyable.

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Photo of Pauken
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shockey
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpenske
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveRinn
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is much better as it warms. Look is nice yellow, highly carbonated beer. Smell is belgin hops. Taste is lacking when cold, but improves with time. The spice flavors mellow with warmth. Feel is nice, but over carbonated. A good beer, nothing more.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy straw gold under a pillowy persistent clingy white foam collar.
S: The cork releases with a ferocious pop wafting up Belgian ale yeast and declaring just a faint touch of funk and over ripe fruit. As it fills the glass herbal, floral, earthy hop aromas rise.
T: Light lemony biscuit with light fruit and traces of caramel and citrus.
F: Very rich creamy texture with medium to medium full body, medium high carbonation. Carbonation is very soft.
O: A complex yet well balanced beer that is a delight to drink.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of griffey123
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Carnevale from The Lost Abbey
3.97 out of 5 based on 815 ratings.
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