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Port Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale

Beer sellers: , San Francisco

ABV: 6.7%
Origin: San Marcos, California, USA
Website: www.lostabbey.com

The Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale

This is one of Port’s Lost Abbey range of Belgian-style ales, though it began life as a plain Port beer, SPF45. Red Barn pays tribute to a rustic , though with an emphasis on spicing: ginger, orange peel, black pepper, grains of paradise join Phoenix and Tettnanger hops to flavour a grist that includes flaked wheat and flaked oats besides pale barley malt. A Belgian yeast is used.

It’s a cloudy deep golden bottle conditioned beer with a thick, foamy just off-white head. A lively spiced orange and cracked seed aroma has hop hints, setting up a very spicy and prickly palate with creamy toffee and almost basil-like fresh herby flavours. A long, chewy herbal finish has late resiny hops developing and a note of straw. Overall this is an interesting and refreshing interpretation of the style, but perhaps a bit heavy on the spices.

Read more about this beer at ratebeer.com: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lost-abbey-red-barn-ale/64608/

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