Lost Abbey Lost and Found

Lost Abbey Lost and Found

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Brewed by Port Brewing / Lost Abbey

San Marcos, CA, United States

Style:  Abbey Dubbel

8% Alcohol by Volume

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Lost and Found- Modeled after the great Trappist and Monastic beers that inspired the founding of our brewery. A richly deep garnet colored ale created from a blend of Domestic and imported malts. As part of our commitment to interesting brewing endeavors, Chef Vince created a special raisin puree for this beer. Malts, raisins and a fantastic yeast strain working in harmony produce a beer of amazing complexity and depth. Available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select inspired locations. OG- 1.065 TG- 1.010 7.5% ABV Malts- Two Row, Wheat, Medium and Dark English Crystal, Special B and Chocolate Malt. Hops- German Magnum and German Tettnang Yeast- Proprietary Belgian Ale Strain Adjunts- Dextrose and Chef Vince’s Raisin Puree. The Lost and Found story With his chores and nightly duties firmly behind him and the morning hours creeping upon him, Brother Michael reflects by candle light as a mahogany colored beer rests at his side. Alone in his small and simply furnished room, he sits down at a 200 year old worn table and unfurls a manuscript from the Abbey’s past. He is extra quiet not to make a sound as in pure monastic silence down the hallways and across the cobblestone courtyard his brother’s slumber. He returns to his nightly ritual certain that something in this text has been lost in translation. For many years, he has followed this same pattern of comparing texts sensing that somewhere along the way a mistake was made. Suddenly, he unearths what he’s been looking for — the missing link. At once he is filled with joy, the satisfaction of knowing he was right. A project completed he takes a sip of the beer by his side He pauses to inhale the aroma of figs and dried fruit that remind him of the orchard near the west walls of the abbey grounds. He sips the liquid bread contemplating the balance of sweet malts and a nutty dry finish. It is a harmonious blend of malt, hops and spices from the yeast that brings a smile to his face. Satisfied that his day has been a success he searches out his bed knowing that the rising sun will be upon him and his fellow brothers soon enough. And in the morning he will arise and share the news of his discovery. Tomorrow will be even better then today. A life worth living is a life full of discovery and we are reminded that everywhere there is opportunity. We brewed Lost and Found Abbey Ale to pay homage to the great monastic breweries of Belgium. Like us, we hope you’ll take the time to discover a beer that breathes aromas of figs, raisins and candied fruits. Join us by raising your glass as we offer a toast then to patience, perseverance and all the things we have lost along the way and were somehow lucky enough to find once again. All it takes is a desire to seek out and find these things, these moments and everything in between.

ID: 23144 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank628
Overall Percentile98.8
Style Rank10 of 379
Style Percentile97.4
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.933
Weighted Score3.778
Standard Deviation0.342

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  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    1 pt. 9.4 fl.oz. corked and caged bottle. Poured a cloudy burgundy-brown coloured A D with a two fingers tan foamy head that had a mid-sized retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. No lacing. The aroma is toasted malts, intense candied fruits, dark raisins, figs and a pronounced alcoholic feeling. The flavour is rich, "toffee" malts, caramel notes, a bunch of fruits, dark raisins, plums, figs, dates, spicy, gingerbread, licorice, flowery notes, violet and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is light crispy, sparkling, lightly sticky and syrupy. This medium bodied A D has a lingering fruity and light bitter finish and a late warming aftertaste. An extrem fruity Abbey Dubbel from South California. Surely complex but easy drinkable and overall superb !

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    One of the best American made Abbey Dubbels I can think of. A deep brown pour with reddish highlights and tan coloured head. Sweet sugar, dark fruits and nutty malt make up the aroma. The flavour is a delicate balance of nutty malted sweetness, plums, raisins, and spices replete with a bitter finish.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Strong aroma is malty and a little fruity with a yeasty underpinning and hints of caramel. It pours a clear dark mahogany with a thick, pale tan head that sticks around for a little while. Flavor is malty, slightly sweet, slightly sour, with hints of caramel and fruit, the latter mainly grapes and apple. It goes down the hatch smoothly yet leaves a firm, persistent tingle behind. I’m glad that this "lost abbey" has been found!

  • ZYTHUM 289 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    sampled 8/27/10. 750ml bottle. pours a red/brown color. medium head. aroma is lovely dark fruit, yeast. taste is dark fruit, brown sugar, yeast. body is medium/full. mouthfeel is full. a nice beer to sit and sip.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    arrr, the north sea where the men smell like fish! arrr arrr!! .. . pours a murked out tan, decent light lacing .. . aha just as i suspected .. . light candi sugar, brown sugar and light cellar dust .. . looks like the hamster fell off the wheel .. . ok stuff i guess- could be more carbonated and more complex .. . Yes, it says the situation is a microcosm juxtaposed against and created by the macrocosm of the universe. And there my neighbor, you have your answer. ..

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    a solid version of an abbey dubbel. nice, light aroma of candied fruits, yeast, a touch of hops and sweet malt. mothfeel is medium-light bodied, but the warming effect gives away the beer's 8%, and you can taste it too. solid flavor as well - much like the aroma. a nice beer i'd get often if it were available in 12's, but not 750's...

  • SIGMUND 6983 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.0%. Ale brewed with raisins. Reddish brown colour, big to moderate off-white head. Fairly strong aroma of Belgian ale yeast, brown candi sugar and raisins, hints of oak and old sherry. The flavour has notes of spices, malts, candi sugar and raisins, but is not very sweet. Moderate hops in the finish. Dangerously drinkable for its strength!

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits and candi sugar is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with candi sugar and some notes of dry figs and raisins are also noticeable. Body is quite full with some good carbonation and no alcohol was discernable. I thought this was well done overall but lacked some complexities to take it to a greater level.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Hazy amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour fruits, nuts and slight caramel. Flavour is caramel, nuts, some alcohol and a bit of licorace. A very smoothly and pleasantly balanced brew.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle shared, courtesy, slob. Poured a cloudy brown with reddish hues, beautiful tan head, great retention. Aroma was candied sugar, spices, light floral notes. The flavor was raisins, coriander, spice, yeast, breadiness, light cherry-plumby thing going on. Mouthfeel was creamy, spicey, zingy. A pretty nice dubbel. Thanks, Bert!

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