Inferno Ale | The Lost Abbey

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785 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Corruption, Greed and Lust, they’re all represented on he books today. Tomorrow they’ll be stringing Gluttony, Desire and Sloth. Go ahead, tell yourself you’re better than all of them. But you can’t. Hell can be funny like that. Down here it’s all just sin. Everyone here is screwed just like you. They don’t care who you sliced, diced or cheated. No one is escaping this heinous place.

Your roommate is an axe murderer. Eerily, he’s not threatening. How can he be? The Fallen Angel owns your body, mind and soul. As such, no one can take your life. It’s already been taken. Or was it given? Neither matters. Did you seriously think you were living a virtuous life? At least Satan serves beer in Hell. He brews it himself right there in that flame stoked cauldron. Rumor has it the beer is straw yellow, bone dry and simply labeled Inferno.

Added by scottoale on 05-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
785
Reviews:
350
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked this up about a year ago in MA.

a - opened the bottle and filled my lost abbey tulip. opened with a nice pop (and a wonderful bubblegum smell). brew poured a crisp straw yellow, but it settled almost a soft yellow orange in the glass with a generous nice frothy yeasty head. intense visible carbonation raced to the surface throughout the glass' base. very attractive and to style.

s - very nice. somewhat saison-like with clove, sweet tart, bubblegum, wheat. strong orange peel and lemon. fresh fruit. pretty intense.

t - a fruit kick that finishes with a tart sourness. orange peel and lemon. the tartness in the finish was intense at first...with some bitterness in the middle...but as i got adjusted to it, the beer was quite pleasant.

m - mouth is good. well carbonated, leaves a bit of a dry tingle.

o - overall a solid beer and a nice take on the style. has an earthy quality to it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Steve, 12.7oz popped for my birthday. 2010 vintage, into a tulip.

Poured a hazy brownish orange, immense offwhite head that's dense, soapy with huge lacing. Nose is yeasty and fruity, quite Duvel-like. Great hop notes, light grassy and green apple notes. A bit of alcohol and general sweetness. Taste reflects the nose, great fruitiness, a little spice in the finish. Yeasty and lightly grainy finish. Dry and gentle effervescence. A very nice golden strong, stands up nicely to Duvel and I would revisit this regularly if available locally (yeah right). Impressive.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a shiny golden colour, lotza head (lotza head), fluffy and white and sinking in nice, uneven craters. Lacing is very nice as well. That's a good amount of head.

Smells very funky. A real mustiness to it with a touch of mulch and gravel, but a nice acidic edge, giving lemon zest and green apples. It's been a while since I've had a good funky Belgian smell, so it's a welcome return to my olfactory. Could lean heavier on the sour though, 'tis a bit mouldy-bitter-smelling.

Taste is fairly funky as well, with a slightly sour, organic flavour on the front. Develops some lemon, ginger and mint notes midway that all blend with that organic barnyard mulchy kind of flavour, and the latter takes over the finish; idiosyncratically bitter and fairly mild for all that. Very nice.

Nice foamy texture, a bit dry on the back but leaves you feeling warm and loved.

Great beer, with a well-handled funky palate. Slightly off flavours are far from off-putting.

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Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
4.01 out of 5 based on 785 ratings.
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