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Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi - Barrel Aged

Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi - Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Barrel aged version of Gift of the Magi.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjaco (27) - - JAN 16, 2014
Unique and possibly a new Christmas tradition. Better than expected - strong, initially sweet with a back palate hint of sour. Excellent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
Sample at EBF NoTB. Dark mahogany with a light tan head. Lots of fruit blending together with underlying cab/sauv notes, light spices, some vanilla and tartness. Definitely an interesting combination on the palate between the sourness and the barrel treatment - mild carbonation and soft yet full body, becomes somewhat dry and bretty on the finish. An interesting offering for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9517) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Hand bottle… Murky light-brown ale with no head. The bouquet is a swirl of caramel, red wine, red wine vinegar, toasted oak, vanilla and a whisper of cinnamon. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel. The flavor presents lightly acidic, dry red wine intermingled with woody bitterness, alcohol and caramel. Finishes woody with tannic bitterness. Bottle courtesy of someone really cool out in southern California!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Barrel Aged version on draft at Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival 2009. Poured a light murky brown color with white head. Aroma was funky barnyard, bandaids, and oak. Taste was oak, mild sourness and funk. Medium pallet. Overall pretty good in a strange way.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Dark red in color. Smells strongly of booze and wood. Lots of wine and herbal notes, mostly rosemary. Slight sourness, maybe some cherries and raisins. Chocolate oxidation and a light herbal note.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Dark brown pour. Dark sour fruits, red wine, Brett aroma. Flavor has lots of red wine, raisins, port, balsamic. Phenomenal. Sampled at Lost Abbey Barrel Night.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3333) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Rating from 4 months ago; at Beachwood. Poured a dirty auburn color; didn’t write down anything about the head. Aroma was of juicy fruit, caramel, brett, earth and wood. Flavor was woody, sweet and fruit. Not much sourness to it, or brett for that matter. Yeasty and some brett. Quite solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Hazy brown color/ beige head. Sweet n’ tart aromas of cherry lemon caramel red wine barrel. This la barrel brew is carbonated (wtf?), smooth rich mouthfeel. Spicy, peppercorn, tart fruity cabernet wood flavors with citrusy lemon, and a caramel malty sweetness to balance. Sour but not overly so. Grinch sez merry fucking Christmas assholes. Awesome brew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2009
An incredibly complex offering - a little bit fruity, a little bit sour, a little big big malty alcohol beer. Thick foamy head on top of a dark burgundy beverage with tight carbonation. Interesting - as most beers are from Lost Abbey.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Cloudy Ruby brown with a one finger beige head, eventually fading to a sparse film. Aroma actually reminds me of RR Consecration--red wine barrels dominating. There is also some leather and caramel, as well as figs and raisins. Flavor adds some buttery brett, light acetone with light sour acidity--fairly tame in the realm of sours. Dry finish with some vanilla and alcohol warmth, bitterness at a 2-3. Sourness peaked at a 2-3. Full body with carbonation light. Like a Consecration light (as far as the sour goes).


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