Lost & Found Abbey Ale

750 mL corked & caged.
Oh, Oh! Distinct lack of “pop” on opening! This IS Lost Abbey – am I gonna be disappointed re: carbonation!?!? Answer comes quickly, and it is “yes”.
The beer totally “dies” in the Terrapin 22 oz snifter. I was expecting the drab color in terms of the pour (that’s Dubbel’s for ya), but the body, head and lace are DEAD!
It’s a HUGE shame since the nose and taste of this brew are really quintessential. Plenty of raisins and figs, set against a slightly dry finish and fruity Belgian yeast. Esters also present, and in terms of the tastes we get a really nice interpretation of the style. Mouthfeel is DREADFULLY disappointing though, and as I say, the beer “dies” on the palate.
If Lost Abbey could get a handle on the QC issues they wold be a leading brewery. For now, the jury is out.

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05/23/2009
Style:
Dubbel
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 2
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 1.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 2.5
Total: 3.35
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