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Sinners Blend 2009 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 122
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 34
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 08-14-2009)
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t0rin0

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-12-2012 04:14:29 | More by t0rin0
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

09-06-2012 20:47:13 | More by FreshmanPour77
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared at a recent tasting, thank. Beer served in a ticking snifter. Beer is black, dark, thick, almost no carbonation, no head, no retention, no lacing.

Aroma is pretty sweet, strong forward, very nice.

Beer is sweet and boozy with a nice malt backbone and a decent finish, sort of like Veritas 009 but better. I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 16:09:43 | More by drabmuh
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-10-2012 12:50:55 | More by ajs4bd
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer appears dark brown with a small, fleeting head. The aroma offers malt, roast, booze, cola, dark fruit. The flavor has a soy sauce consistency, with additional notes of booze, molasses, cherries. Distinguishable Lost Abbey flavors. Overall, this was quite complex and intriguing, but a bit unbalanced. Thick feel with low carbonation. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 21:36:09 | More by Huhzubendah
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ChrisPr

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly pitch black with no head. Aromas of date and leather and a prominent "Oud Bruin" twang. First taste is of cherry, immediately followed by a sour apple, aggressive tartness that slowly dissipates into a tannic, slightly oak finish. This is quite dry considering my expectations. Mouthfeel is sort of medium - lighter than I thought, but balances well with the tartness.

Overall I think this beer could use some changes, like a little carbonation, but it's a great American sour and I'm very glad I still have a few bottles left.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 02:06:41 | More by ChrisPr
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jethrodium

California

2.5/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at City Beer Store. Pours a dark brown with a small light tan head that settles to a ring and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet brown sugar, caramel, light lactic, light funkiness, and some bourbon and vanilla. The taste is really sweet with caramel and brown sugar . There is a light tartness as well as some vanilla and bourbon, and a bit of funkiness. The finish is sweet with caramel. Full bodied with medium carbonation. I did not enjoy this beer very much. The huge amount of sugar with a slight amount of tartness did not work very well together.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 22:26:49 | More by jethrodium
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-15-2012 07:42:40 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-06-2012 14:43:27 | More by acurtis
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-20-2012 05:46:00 | More by ChrisPro
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-13-2012 19:17:26 | More by imperialking
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-13-2012 04:43:02 | More by whartontallboy
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DovaliHops

California

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, dark brown with a hint of red. No head on this one. Scent is chocolatey with a lot of sour cherry aroma. Red wine vinegar and tart cherry notes tingle the nose. Taste is initially very sour, followed by some raspberry, cherry, and red wine vinegar. A lot of vinegar and very acidic. Somewhat chocolatey. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with very light carbonation. Highly acidic. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a fantastic sour. The light carbonation seems too work for this beer, but a little more couldn't have hurt.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 07:05:05 | More by DovaliHops
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phichifiji00

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark brown, no head, no lacing.

Smell: tart, red wine vinegar, red fruit, sherry.

Taste: tart, red fruit, red wine vinegar, sherry, sour cherries.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, minimal carbonation, tart.

Overall: A tasty sour. Well balanced, tart, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 17:51:25 | More by phichifiji00
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MrHirschybar

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-27-2011 02:25:25 | More by MrHirschybar
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GradyS1

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-23-2011 14:26:34 | More by GradyS1
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-08-2011 20:12:52 | More by Rochefort10nh
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wsnich

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-05-2011 01:13:12 | More by wsnich
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-02-2011 03:22:11 | More by VAbdoyan
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-28-2011 04:32:15 | More by JMBSH
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ehammond1


3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle (2009)

Thanks for opening this one, Nathan!

(Aged for 2 years)

This pours a very hazy, murky, almost dirty looking brown, mahogany with ruby edges and zero carbonation. There's very little if any bubbling and it leaves the glass nearly clean on the way down.

An interesting aroma: sherry and port wines, some earthy dirt and brick-like qualities, wood, black pepper, a mild sour component, and a bit of vinegar. More interesting than good, but very, very interesting.

And the flavor is more successful than the aroma. The black pepper spice, wood and earth elements, along with a mild sour component make for a nice beer, while the aging has certainly brought about some sherry and oxidation flavors, though I think they actually add nicely to this complex elixir.

Thin to medium mouthfeel with zero carbonation--lifeless.

A complex beer, but lacking some necessary components.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 18:53:24 | More by ehammond1
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-27-2011 17:56:14 | More by spycow
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-27-2011 05:45:57 | More by djrn2
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-26-2011 14:02:22 | More by GRG1313
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-25-2011 01:26:14 | More by Exiled
Sinners Blend 2009 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.