Drink The Lost Abbey Agave Maria

The Lost Abbey Agave Maria


Relevant Links:
Agave Maria (The Lost Abbey Website)
Agave Maria | The Lost Abbey (BeerAdvocate.com)
Lost Abbey Agave Maria Ale (RateBeer.com)

20150405:
I purchased this bottle back in December at BevMo! for about 16 or 18 bucks. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try it before returning to NorCal. Having returned to SoCal a couple of days ago, I made sure to open the bottle and give it a drink.

This beer has a sugary smell. I can also smell a bit of the alcohol. Maybe it has a caramel smell. Maybe it has a honey smell. Giving it one last thought, I find it mostly smells like honey.


It has a dark red color and cloudy appearance.

My dad says its sour and not tasty.

Indeed, it's sour and has a honey taste, hovering on strong, but drinkable.

Josh describes it as tart. He senses the strength more and so only partially likes it. In particular, he mentions stouts and porters which are strong (in alcohol), but finds their strength masked by their flavor. 8:47PM PT

Finally, I thought I detected hints of chocolate, but doubted myself. However, the website description does in fact mention 'an earthy, bitter smoked chocolate on the finish.' 9:06PM PT


Website Information:
An Agave-based Strong Ale, Agave Maria is The Lost Abbey’s first venture into oak aging in Tequila barrels to hit distribution.

ABV: 13.5%

TASTING NOTES:
Using a blend of Anejo and Reposado barrels and aged for a minimum of ten months, Agave Maria has hints of black pepper, sweet sugar, oatmeal, and oak with an earthy, bitter smoked chocolate on the finish. The base beer, a new Agave strong ale, was created specifically to pair with the spiciness of the Tequila, adding a sweet honey-like quality to the beer.

STYLE REFERENCE:
Barrel-Aged Strong Ale

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