dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a foamy white head. Apple, spice, peppery, yeast, light funk. Very tasty saison. Crisp and refreshing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
750. Classic saison aroma wih plenty of funk. Outstanding flavor depth. Balanced fruity but not too sweet. Funky in all the right ways. A true pleasure. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Gold with good, foamy, white head / Elegant nose of hay, brett, and banana / Medium body, soft, creamy carbonation, a touch on the malty side, with long, bitter finish / Flavors of fresh banana, hay, biscuit, violets, white pepper, and a hint of manure / Great stuff. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2012 Vintage. Pours pale golden yellow with a large soapy white head. Smells like hay with a bit of citrus and solid barnyard funkiness. Taste is a bit dry with some mild bitter citrus and hay funk and a subtle touch of sweetness behind it all for balance. Medium-bodied with a crisp texture and active mouth-carbonation, Lost Abbey Carnevale finishes wtih a drying, almost woody sensation. Cunningham (7861) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Holy Madonna. This beer is just in perfect balance with my flavoring. Brought me into nirvana and perfect harmony. Could not ask for more from a Saison. Lovely cloudy yellow color. Smooth perfect citric, yeast, mild spicy and fruity. The only problem is. Where do I get another one….
hman43 (1540) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2016
[Bottle from Yngwie/Meilby]
It pours pale gold with a full white, long lasting head. It has a slight haze to it with Belgian lace as the head recedes. It has high citrus aromas with moderate earthly elements. It is moderately spicy with pepper. It has flavors highlight by high fruit flavors with citrus and orange. There is also a moderate blend of earthen flavors, spice, and pepper. There is a low sour element as well. The complex flavors work well together. It has high carbonation and a moderate feel. There is a low sour and bitter finish that is dry. Overall, this is a very complex blend of aromas and flavors in an ale highlight by citrus and yeast. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James. Pours clean orange golden, with a thin, wispy, lacy white head. Aroma of corriander, sage, clove, lemon zest, slight funk, and traces of yeast. Medium bodied with a mildly spicy, crisp, refreshingly smooth and thirst-quenching palate. Finishes a bit dry and florally. Excellent saison. One of my all time favorites that never lets me down. Hail Lost Abbey! DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Golden color with small head. Bretty, lemon aroma. Wow, nice flavor from the hops complementing the fruity yeast. It’s wine-like in some aspects. So light-tasting yet mouth-warming. It’s better than the best cocktails. Amazing beer. Score one if you can. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2010
Wow. This is lovely. A great impression on Saison. I really enjoy the extra hop factor. Poured from bottle - thanks beermerchants - into my ESB glass from Fuller’s. A lovley light creamy unbalanced head. A gorgeous blonde texture and lots of bubbles escaping to the top.
Can detect a lovely malt texture with citus hops, marzepan, caramel and a similar mouth feel to melted chocolate. I can feel dry fruits too. I really dig this impression of a Saison. Thank you Lost Abbey. Wonderful effort. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Poured froma 220z. bottle into a over sized wine glass.
The color is a clear gold with about two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing.
The smell is pretty funky. Some green bean or vegtable flavor in the nose. It has a yeast flavor that mixes with some slight fruit flavor as it sits and breaths.
The taste is sweet at first with a smooth with some nice dry fruit flavor. I have a white grape flavor that is followed by a slight green apple flavor. There is a slight rasin flavor as well at the end.
The feel is a pretty easy drinking feel to this beer and is slightly acidy but very pleasing. The first Lost Abbey beer I have had and I am very happy with this experience.