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Lost and Found Abbey Ale

Lost and Found is another Lost Abbey beer, an abbey style ale (a Dubbel, according to BeerAdvocate) with an unusual addition: raisins. According to their site, they "created a special raisin puree for this beer." You don’t see that too often! I love it when a brewer gets creative. (Even better when it’s successful.)

It’s an 8% alcohol beer… with a 750ml bottle, you have to be careful. One to enjoy slowly, or with friends.

Appearance: Clear mahogany color as I poured… reminded me of iced coffee. Not much of a head. Final pour is nice dark brown with garnet edges.

Smell: Not much at first sniff… mild aromas. Cognac, brandy-ish, dark fruit. Sweet like a barleywine. Very mellow.

Taste: Warm and malty and rich, candy sugar, plums, figs, toasted grain, dark caramel, a hint of licorice, liqueur notes from the alcohol. Very good, almost a dessert beer to my mind.

Mouthfeel: Lots of body here, very full but not being overly thick/syrupy.

Overall: Good, very interesting. The raisins definitely push this beer into the dessert territory I mentioned.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores 87 out of 100, with 100% of reviewers approving. On RateBeer, it scores 3.71 out of 5 and is in their 93rd percentile.