Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Lost Abbey Carnevale 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 Carnevale Ale. On a search to find the best bottle shops in the East/South Bay I found Artisan Wine Depot (here) located in Mountain View.  Although they primarily are a wine shop they had a great selection of beers. Check them out.  You can order online and pick your order up or just browse their great selection.  I picked up this bottle of Carnevale Ale along with a few other beers that I plan to review soon.

Tasting notes from The Lost Abbey website:
“Body: A light to medium bodies beer with some silkiness from the oats.
Color: A glowing, hazy yellow like the color of a proper Mimosa
Suggested serving temperature: 45 – 52F
Suggested glass: Any type of glass that places an emphasis on the hop and yeast qualities”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy pale gold color with a giant white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, Belgian yeast, fruit, funk and bready malt.
Taste: Pale malt, Belgian yeast, pepper, citrus and floral hops, farmhouse funk and fruit.
Overall: I completely enjoyed The Lost Abbey Carnevale Ale. Overall a very solid Saison and at 6.5% ABV this is good drinking.  If you’re a fan of the style I suggest picking up a bottle or two.


Mark Harvey
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