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Lost Abbey "Carnevale Ale"
The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing - San Marcos, California USA
Saison (ABV 6.5%)

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 15/20

The pour was a hazy yellow with a huge (3-4 finger) white pillowy head that lasted a little while, receding to a large puddle and collar of residue, which had good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of light grain and cereal malts, herbal hops and a funky Brett yeast with notes of citrus (orange and lemon), and a hint of spice (coriander and clove).

The taste was a little sweet and a tad sour with a hint of citrus at first and then became rather hoppy with a slight bitter lemon peel presence and a mild peppery spice ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a hoppy slightly sour peppery taste left to settle on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body with a smooth dry texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall a refreshingly different Saison, with a nice sour spicy taste that had an outstanding blending with the hops...

Sampled: 6/28/2012
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