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Biere D'Abbaye Lacu | Brasserie Lacu

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3.8/5
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47 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lacu
Italy
lacu.it

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Knapp85 on 06-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,248
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
47
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
Gots:
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden yellow color. The head and lacing were pretty nice looking. The smell was citrusy and had some nice spices on the nose. The taste had some of the same basic elements. The flavors were spicy, floral, citrusy, and yeasty. As much flavor as it had it maintained it's light character and was quite refreshing on the mouthfeel. Overall the beer is pretty tasty and was a real rarity to see in the states.

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Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color. Lots of yeast particles are visible floating near the bottom, even on the first glass poured from the bottle. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of yeast in the nose along with flavors of lemon, spices and yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of lemons, spices and yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
O: This a very solid Belgian Pale Ale and the lemony flavors add some interesting qualities.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of aasher
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
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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Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle picked up back east. Lighter bodied belgian ale, flowery, herbal, bordering on saison. Some lemon citrus notes in the taste, some what dry and chalky finish.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: Corked and caged bottle opens with an audible pop. Pours a slightly hazed gold with a large soapy head that laces the glass well. Has a bit of a chill haze on it.

SMELL: Sweet yeasty aroma with a light but pungent floral hop.

TASTE: In the taste, white grape, clean malt, and a slightly musty yeast note. Hops are mild but balancing hop character. Clean, yeasty and a nice table beer.

FEEL: Medium bodied with a champagne like character.

OVERALL: A lovely Belgian style ale brewed in Italy. Above average for the Belgian pale ale style.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of hozersr
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with an inch and a half white head that stays around for a while. There's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like bready malt, bananas, some tropical fruit and a bit of clove. It tastes like lemon and orange peel, bready malt, pears, and a bit of banana, spice and a floral hop flavor. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has high but soft carbonation and it's easy enough to drink. I think it's a decent brew, it's worth trying but at $11.99 a bottle it's not something I'd buy very often.

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Photo of Suds
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a tall 750 ml corked bottle (with an explosive pressure), this beer is an interesting golden ale. Sampled it with my wife on Easter Sunday afternoon. The beer is a slightly hazy gold color with a very slim white head and lots of yeast floaties. The beer is effervescent,with champagne-like bubbles. The aroma is dry, with a floral and spice scent. Orange blossom and honey. The taste is semi-dry, with a delicate malt and spice character. Nice balance and a little carbonic bite. Fuller in body than I expected...after a few sips, it no longer comes across as a light and airy beer. Overall, this one is good, but not really outstanding.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean deep yellow with a white head. In the aroma, a mellow gingerbread like malt and a small candy sugar. In the taste, a mellow malt and a small abrasion of candy sugar. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry and mellow candy sugar in the aftertaste. Honestly, it smells like Belgium. Mellow and basic, but just about average.

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Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SLeffler27
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of Gww1864
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of NJB145
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of dacrza1
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Date tasted: June 27, 2013... Glassware: Duvel oversized tulip... Occasion: goodbye school year, hello, summer--and goodbye NBA draft anxiety,, hello Anthony Bennett?!... Appearance: thick, falling-from-the-club-type foam head that sits unevenly on a pale, peach body of slow-paced carbonation--worthy of repeated viewing... Aroma: sports a softened mux of coriander and light hops--some bright banana and sugar tease, but not full-nostriled... Palate: rather smooth with wrinkles of aftertaste; slight carbonation gives it a champagne mouthfeel but much drier... Taste: sweetish? honeyesque? a delicate-tasting orange profile that doesn't maintain its strength... Overall: From the start, gives one high hopes,, and on this day, when Cleveland moves forward, I'd like to think this beer is a good deal like Bennett--capable of great things despite its inability to truly be a #1 draft....

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Photo of Jimmys
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Photo of Budinetz
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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