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The Lost Abbey

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BEER AVG
4.1/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

155 Mata Way #104
San Marcos, California, 92069-2983
United States

(800) 918-6816 | map
lostabbey.com

Notes:
Owned by Port Brewing Company. Not affiliated with Pizza Port.

Port Brewing beers:
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13839/

Added by Todd on 09-01-2006

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BEER STATS
Beers:
41
Reviews:
7,808
Ratings:
24,444
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
300
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 300
Reviews by DonDirkA:
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3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

No seats, no real atmosphere and there wasn't really much available that I couldn't find at any Total Wine. I got a cool variant of Judgement Day called Mayan Apocalypse (much better than the original) and I was able to buy a bottle of Framboise de Amorosa, which was fantastic. but other than that there wasn't really anything special. Kind of a huge let down. I did get a kick out of seeing "Stone Parking Only" on the curb since it used to be the old Stone Brewery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of datpingao
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SmokingWood
3.03/5  rDev -29.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Studfarm69
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sunrats
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Holopirek
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CAcker
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.92/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Yet another nice to place in northern San Diego. So many places to stop in at. You'll want to rent a party bus or have a DD.

I enjoyed a few tasters here but also was slightly disappointed not to find some wild barrel-aged beer on tap or something of the sort. They did have a few taproom only beers so that was a plus.

The space is big and garage-like, which seemed pretty common with most of the northern San Diego breweries being in industrial park spaces.

Prices were decent and service was friendly.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Lost Abbey is in Stone’s old brewing facility. I’ve always loved Lost Abbey’s set-up and have been going to their tasting room for years. The tasting room itself is set up aside from the brewing operations. There are plenty of in house offerings both from Port Brewing and Lost Abbey. Lost Abbey specializes in Belgian-ish offerings, while Port brews more American IPAs and other (more) conventional brews. Usually there are a few limited kegs of offerings below the chalkboard. There are bottles to drink in house, as well as to go. The scene can get crowded and there has always been a lack of chairs, as most people end up standing. Other knock is that it can get hot and (for whatever reason) Lost Abbey often relies on fans.

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Photo of TBedeezy
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.23/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Not a huge fan of their beer (other than Cable Car and I haven't had Duck Duck Gose) and they didn't have anything great on tap. Was unimpressed with the few I tried. Vibe was ok, cool place if the beer was better. Food truck outside had some pretty good bbq.

I didn't get a chance to dip into the vintage bottle list, that could have been changed my perception of the place.

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Photo of Camillo
4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of CoreyC
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Mike_Amps
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gmartinez
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Frobert_Reynolds
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I loved the atmosphere at Lost Abbey. It's nothing unique, it just has a certain feel to it and they have a great selection of beer that are all of great quality.

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Photo of Keeling
3.18/5  rDev -26.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of LXIXME
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

See Port Brewing, unless you want me to rant more.

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Photo of Joeshungry
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of dmk82
4.61/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SteamSka
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The San Marcos location is a small place, and I wouldn't have it any other way. The beers are fantastic, cheap, and come with a very relaxed atmosphere. Don't go expecting to see anything but the bar and brewing equipment. Grab a barrel and enjoy one of the more unique brewing experiance in San Diego.

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The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
95 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.
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