The Lost Abbey
A Note on This Beer
So goes the distiller’s legend of the angel’s share that every time a liquor barrel’s emptied, an angel gets its share of boozy holy water.
The world-class brewers at The Lost Abbey capture this flavorful myth in their world-renowned American Strong Ale, appropriately named Angel’s Share.
With intense malt flavors pulled straight from bourbon barrel heaven, Angel’s Share is so detailed and rich, one taste courts a spiritual experience. Each limited batch spends at least 12 months aging in oak barrels and is blended with surplus amounts of dark caramel malts to bring out the vanilla and oak flavors specific to bourbon and brandy barrels.
This year’s Angel’s Share pours a pure, dark sienna. The nose floats over the glass pulling you off your feet into a cloud of brandied vanilla, brown sugared figs and bourbon wrapped cherries. But the real magic begins when you engage with its nectarous full body. Silky smooth dark fruits run down a river of toffee notes, caramel malts and bourbon barrel aged flavors that carry straight through to a luxurious, long lasting finish.
The Lost Abbey is touted as one of the nation’s most respected and well decorated breweries. Their list of awards takes as long to read as it takes Angel’s Share to age. Every craft beer lover deserves to sample The Lost Abbey signature – it’s practically a rite of passage. Hence the importance placed on a beer they deem to be the angel’s share.
With a perfect 100 on Rate Beer and a 95 on Beer Advocate, Angel Share’s reputation far outweighs its availability. Getting your hands on a bottle is like winning the almighty craft beer lottery.
P.S. To really drink with the angels and allow the full spectrum of fragrances to shine, try serving this American Strong at room temperature.
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