Amorosa begins as Lost and Found Ale (Abbey ale, w/ raisins). After brewing, it’s transferred into red wine barrels where it spends the next year getting raspberries added to it 3 different times. Here’s the the beer equation (adding Lost & Found, plus the extra TLC)
Style: Dubbel, Lost & Found. American Wild Ale, Amorosa.
Hops: German Magnum and German Tettnang
Malts: Two Row, Wheat, Medium and Dark English Crystal, Special B and Chocolate Malt.
Adjuncts: Dextrose, raisin puree.
1 year, red wine barrels.
2011 Release is March 26th.
LA’s Flavor Profile: The first sip produces a sweet start with a long drawn out sour finish. So of the sweetnewss from the raspberries comes out before acidic notes join the mix. On the back end of the beer is a smoothing oak character which keeps the beer from becoming dull.
Availability: 375 ml bottles. Lost Abbey ships to 8 states. Who/where gets them after the release? Mystery.