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Sinners Blend 2010 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 37
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of cpetrone84
2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pour is dark ruby red, slightly hazed, and virtually no head. Nose is heavy dark malt, cardboard and soy sauce with a light bit of cherry. Taste is brutal, slightly sour and tons of soy sauce and oxidation. The complete lack of carbonation makes the finish brutal with a fair bit of tart cherry.

Photo of JAXSON
2.58/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark brown with a small ring of a head. Nose is strongly alcoholic, nail polish, burnt brown sugar, balsamic vinegar. Mouth is more burnt brown sugar, acetone, cooked vegetables. "Beached sand" per Kevin. Some halfway decent cinnamon and spice, but otherwise a complete pointless mess. Easily the worst of the three Sinners blends, as the other two at least had direction. That this beer is getting any marks in the "A" range is baffling.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of marct
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Overlord
3.08/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown with some burnt amber highlights. A small off-white foam head. Yay.

Smells like acrid, burnt chocolate, a bit of unidentifiable sour notes (kind of like a sour earthiness), and a surprising amount of booze ... bourbon?

Tastes like someone blended serpents stout, the fruit background of angel's share, and a random sour base. The earthy sourness isn't bright, it just gives the beer a quasi infected/oxidized feel. I'd prefer any component of this beer by itself. I just don't think it melds, at all. The acrid, roasted malt/chocolate base isn't in harmony with the sour aspects, and while the dark fruit/malty background that I suspect is some sort of barrel aged angel's share is fighting to breathe.

Not a fan.

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of siege06nd
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of pwoods
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

375ml brown bottle poured into a russian river tulip.

A: Pours a dingy murky brown. Appears to be completely still. Some bubbles from a rough pour but not carbonation.

S: Sour notes of over ripe dark fruits and some our bruin lactose. Sweet toffee and maybe milky chocolate. Oily tobacco sweetness with maybe some anise.

T/M: More Flanders lactose but some added acid leaning toward a Flanders red with milder sweetness... Though the sweetness is there with the overly ripe darkfruits and cherries, as well as the tobacco and light anise. Quite a bit of acid as it warms with some lemon juice flavors and bordering on white wine vinegar. If there was any carbonation the body would probably be around medium but it's flat, thin, watery feeling, and even a little slick.

D: Not sure if Tomme is claiming that this is supposed to be still like he has before, but these carbonation issues have been bullshit for far too long. I think this would be a pretty damn good beer if it was properly carbed.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured dark brown with a minimal off-white head that subsided to none quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt sour, tart, cherry, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherry, earth, tart, fruit, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I really went into this one expecting to have something special. While most of the components here were decent, nothing really stood out to take it to the next level which was rather unfortunate. This was definitely one of the cases where some more carbonation would have helped this brew out quite a bit. Worth your time trying this one, but I wouldn’t personally trade big for it.

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of dctriman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of phichifiji00
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Rich dark brown, no head, no loacing.

Smell: tart, red wine vinegar, red fruit, vegetable, bell pepper.

Taste: Tart, red fruit, red wine vinegar, oak.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, minimal carbonation, tart.

Overall: A decent beer. Drinkability is good. Not as good as the 2009.

Photo of Sean9689
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Alex for sharing. 375ml bottle into wine glass.

A - Pours dark brown, light fizzy head, thin ring, spotty lacing.

S - Tart cherries, malty sweetness, dark fruit, oak.

T - Bourbon, oak, malts, tart cherries, dark fruit.

M - Medium, light carbonation, oaky dry finish.

O - A nice sour but nothing mind-blowing. I would have again, if given the chance.

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours murky brown, almost no head or bubbles from an extremely aggressive pour. Perhaps this shouldn't have had an aggressive pour, as tons of chunky sediment hits the beer as I get about 3/4 of the bottle poured. I did get some minimal lacing as I drank it.

Smell is extremely tart fruit and funky, winy, with brett.

Taste is even more fruity tart, if possible, but there is some sweet, which changes where it's at with every drink. However, the tart still dominates almost all aspects, leaving a lemonheadesque feeling in the back of the jaw.

Texture is very wine like. Kind of thinnish, a bit dry, with almost no carbonation. Not so easy to drink, bordering on a drain pour for me.

Well, I won this at the brewery for Xmas in July, but I would never buy this. I can see it has value as a sour/wild, but it's not my thing. That being said, I didn't rate it too bad, as I know that it's lives upto the sour category pretty well, just not as good as the RR brews.

DOA

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Pours dark brown reddish body. No head. Lifeless.

Smell - Ooh, nice. Brandy. Some red wine notes. Lots of caramel and deep brown sugar. Slight acidity.

Taste - Much more sour. Lactic sourness. Dark caramel. Much more red wine. Slight vinegar notes in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Nice sourness and very complex.

Overall - Very enjoyable. Complex sour flavors. Awesome.

Photo of womencantsail
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Sour Fest

A: The beer is a rather murky dark brown/amber color with a small off-white head.

S: A surprising spirit character to the aroma. Lots of bourbon to it and big time vanilla. Charred oak and lots of sour dark fruits. Cherries, in particular, really stand out. There is just a hint of sweetness to it, too. Maybe some caramel and maple syrup.

T: The bourbon and vanilla really stand out on the palate, as well. Mild dark chocolate and maple syrup giving the beer some sweetness. Quite sour with some mild vinegar and a decent amount of sour cherries.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Not quite as good as the 2008, but still a nice sour beer and very complex.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I dont know, this was pretty good but not great. Seems strange in what kinds of flavors it's trying to get.

A: Looks uncarbonated. Reddish to brown hue, no head or lacing.

S: Smell has weird mix of sour and malty, hard to point out exactly what this beer is about. Oak mixed cherries and dried fruits like raisins and prunes. Soured barleywine?

T: Hits with cranberry and cherry up front, leads to leathery caramel and lighter malts. Some oak. Seems slightly acidic not quite tart. A little corn like starch. Definite raisins, reminds me of lost and found. A little punch of maple.

M: A little tart-sweet-savory. a meld of things.

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Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.