Biere D'Abbaye Lacu | Brasserie Lacu

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Lacu
Italy
lacu.it

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Knapp85 on 06-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
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Photo of McNealc31
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An Italian take on a classic Belgian style, the first thing you will notice about Lacu is its frothy, creamy, and unyielding head. This hazy golden ale’s aroma is full of lemon, orange, and yeast.

Sweet grapes, grassy malt, and a mix of lemon and orange. Hops provide just a touch of bitterness. The 6.3% ABV warms a bit, as well. I also like the champagne characteristics with its effervescence, slightly dry finish, and flavor.

Lacu is smooth, creamy, and exceptionally well balanced. It will also take forever to get through it because the glass is half full of foam after every pour.

Perhaps not mind-blowing, but my, is that tasty

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Photo of brutalist
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a big, fluffy white head. The head settles nicely and sticks around leaving great lacing.
S: Toasted grains, biscuity and cracker like aroma to the malt with some touches of spices. Hops add some citrus character and pleasant bitterness to refresh and balance. Yeast is adds spicy character typical of a belgian ale with some light tropical fruity esters.

T: Crisp light roasted malt character with a dry cracker aftertaste. Spice is delicate but welcoming and hops even out the taste with some pineapple and citrus notes as well. Yeast is flavorful and providing more esters and spice.

M: Bubbly crisp carbonation with a light to medium body.

D: It was 100 degrees when I drank this and it was very refreshing and flavorful. So satisfying it was begging me to have more. Seek it out it is hard to find but new to the US.

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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear, dark gold with columns of carbonation. A four-inch, rocky, white head slowly dissipates, never quite completely, as it leaves patches of sticky lace and a film on the glass.

Pleasant funkiness of fermented apples that have been laying on the ground. Sweetness wrestles with the fruity yeastiness and there is a hint of perfumy hops in the background.

The flavor is a mix of acidity, bitterness and light, sour flavors. These carry through into a subtle and lingering finish. There is a bit of apricot up front and apple cider in the middle.

A medium body that is a bit oily with lots of carbonation. This one is fresh like a crisp, sunny autumn day.

This beer draws out memories of the apple harvest and days in the barn with an apple press, great people and good times.

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4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; B335 0245 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and hebral/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian pale ale. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a bright gold in color with mild turbidity and a light and fizzy white head that quickly dissipated. After the pour it appears a little watery. It smells sweet and yeasty and features a lot of clove and some banana with spices. It tastes of sweet and spicy yeasts and again features banana and cloves. It doesn't deliver much complexity but hits on what it should for the style. It drinks a little thin for my liking but isn't too thin by any means. Overall it is a solid Belgian.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this on a whim at Hop City in Atlanta for about $2.50 for a 750mL bottle. Deep gold color with a bit of yeast particles because I poured too fast. Slight bit of lacing on wall of glass. Clean taste. The aftertaste is pleasant with no bitterness. I have no issue with drinking it again.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimmys
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle into snifter. lot: 1754.

A: slightly hazed golden yellow body. head is voluminous and is a bright white hue. great retention and super thick lacing. everything a bottle conditioned Belgian style ale should look like.

S: fruity. a lot of yeasty esters. a bit of an earthy hop aroma as well. sweet. slight biscuit. bready.

T: very fruity. pears and a bit of apple as well. a little bit of oxidation is going on here. virtually no bitterness. finish is estery combining with more fruit.

M: jacked up. almost effervescent. medium body.

D: not a bad brew here. not exactly what I think of when drinking a Belgian pale ale, but regardless, still plenty of positive Belgian notes. good work Italy on making a good example of a neighboring brew.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gabedivision
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml to a pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with visible sediment and a 3 finger fluffy white head. Smells of lemon citrus, orange peels, some spice, earthy and grassy aromas, and a slight banana scent from the yeast. The taste starts off with with a big soapy fizz of citrus then into flavors of original bubblegum, banana and orange. Light in body and feel, crisp, and highly carbonated. Overall a decent BPA.

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Biere D'Abbaye Lacu from Brasserie Lacu
3.75 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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