The Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale
This is a thirst-quenching, refreshing yet complex and layered brew, which is not surprising coming from this stellar California brewery. It pours a sunny golden color with some haze and a frothy, lingering white head. Pungent, tart, citrusy aromas lead the nose, with supporting notes of underripe peach, coriander, white pepper and barnyard. The earthy, funky characteristics lead on the palate, complemented by assertive carbonation, but are then followed by a soft, malty nuttiness and ripe orchard-fruit richness that carries through to the dry finish, which resonates in yeasty and peppery spice tones.