Friday, October 28, 2011

The Lost Abbey Lost & Found


Type: ale
Origin: San Marcos, California
Price: $8.99 per 750 mL
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NSP (unscaled): 6.67
NSP (scaled): 9.3

My experience with The Lost Abbey as of late has been quite hit and miss. I decided to give this a try since it seemed festive (brewed with raisins), was a belgian style, and was reasonably priced. The flavors on this are very well balanced. I think this starts out with a base of Belgian Dubbel, then is augmented with a decent bouquet of hops. The malts are fairly strong, which is why I compare it to a Dubbel (also the color), but they are not overpowering. I am not a huge fan of overpowering malts, but this just tastes clean. A lot of other beers high in malts (brown ales) have a dirty flavor like you are chewing on the socks of a junior high heavyweight wrestler. The raisins (and banana according to BevMo!) seem like an afterthought. A slight banana bread smell comes through, but nothing really on the taste. Some slight sweet raisin notes come through on the finish.

Some other notes: This beer tastes amazing watching Workaholics, but mediocre watching Grey's Anatomy. The joys of equal opportunity television watching. Seriously if you aren't watching Workaholics, get on it. This would also be good sitting on some Belgian town square just watching the day flow away.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like the Ders is coming out...

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  2. I once fucked a coi fish in from of PF Changs...NBD

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