Lost Coast Old Ale | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by scottoale on 04-24-2009

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by scottoale:
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at O'Briens the last two nights. Poured in a pint glass a bright orange-gold with a small off-white head. Carbonation was on the low side and the head faded fast leaving very little lace.

The smell was slight, just some sweet malt was all that surfaced. Even as it warmed the nose was faint.

The taste was just slighty bigger than the smell. Fairly sweet malt with fruitiness and an estery alcohol that beefed it up a bit. Light on the carbonation which is fine for the Old Ale style, but this was an interesting interpretation from every Old Ale I've ever tasted. Good, fruity and malty with nary a hop to balance things just a bit. The alcohol helped in balancing, but it certainly creeps up on you fast by the same token. Medium body with a smooth feel...overall a pretty tasty ale with a decent punch. Are they going to bottle this one?

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Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ChainChompsky
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at 1702; April 2009
This beer arrives from the tap with a frothy, one-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a hazy amber hue that has a touch of gold to it. The aroma has a sort of soapy note to it, it is quite malty, with perhaps a touch of mustiness and what seems to be a light tartness. This has an interesting aroma, and certainly not exactly what I was expecting.

The beer has a softness to the mouth-feel up front, but it is backed by a bit of a prickly carbonation-derived texture. The beer tastes sweet and fruity with notes of raisin and red table grapes being most noticeable. It gets a bit herbal in the finish and also has a light bitterness there as well. This is actually quite fruity tasting and the straight malt character plays a secondary role; the malt does provide some light caramel notes and a touch of biscuit like maltiness. This definitely has a nice texture to it with a medium fullness that isn't too heavy.

This is a nice beer that has a nicely balanced character of fruit and herbal notes; it could use a touch more malt character though, but it is still nicely enjoyable.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Lost Coast Old Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.76 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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