Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is The Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi Ale. 

From The Lost Abbey website: “It seems that everyone knows the story of the Three Kings. Sent to follow the star in the sky each brought a gift for the baby they sought. One King brought Gold, the other Frankincense and the other Myrrh. Many breweries produce a Christmas Seasonal beer and this is our beer to celebrate the holiday season.
Gold in color and bittered with the bark of Frankincense, we have even used the smallest amount of Myrrh which is an herb that has roots in ancient winemaking as well.
A massive Golden Ale fit for a king (or Queen) we offer the Gift of the Magi each holiday season.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a golden copper color with a frothy white head.  Looks amazing!
Aroma: Spice, Belgian yeast, caramel malts, dark fruits and funk.
Taste: Sweet caramel malts, brett tartness, citrus, spicy and grassy hops, dark fruits and toasted malts. This beer is incredible!
Overall: Smooth, sweet and extremely drinkable, The Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi Ale is a beer to stock up on – some for cellaring and some for drinking now.  I had a few people try this the night I popped the cork and everyone thought this was truly a gift.  Well named and very well made this 10% ABV beer will be part of my Christmas celebration this year and for years to come. This is one of the finest beers I’ve had to date.


Mark Harvey

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