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Sinners Blend 2010 - The Lost Abbey

Sinners Blend 2010Sinners Blend 2010

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BA SCORE
89
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%


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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-06-2011)
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 23:24:23 | More by cpetrone84
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 03:00:13 | More by Alieniloquium
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 11:52:16 | More by thagr81us
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Share by someone at a recent tasting, thanks. Beer served in a snifter because it was handy. Beer is thick, dark brown / black with a thin head, low carbonation, low retention.

Aroma is boozy, bourbon, oaky, and malt.

Beer is medium to thick in body, creamy and sweet with a nice finish, it is a little vinous and things like that. It is good and I'd have it again if that were possible.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 16:13:49 | More by drabmuh
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Drinkerofales

California

3.93/5  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

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 23:08:03 | More by Drinkerofales
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oline73

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Yet another beer I tried at the DC Lost Abbey Tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a reddish dark amber color with no real trace of head.

Smell: Red berries and roast with some vanilla and a mild brown sugar sweetness.

Taste: Tart red berries and roasted malt. I'm getting the vanilla and brown sugar sweetness here as well. There is a bourbon note showing up too. The finish is rather tart.

Mouthfeel: The body is a bit syrupy. This beer is pretty darn flat with a dry finish.

Overall: This was a very nice beer. I thought all the flavors went well together. I'd have another given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 00:05:07 | More by oline73
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red with a small head leaving decent lacing.

Aroma consists of caramel notes with a lot of added Brett.

Flavor is very interesting. Has a distinct sweetness that I identified as maybe being special B. Whatever it is, it starts off with a sweetness and loads of caramal/toffee with notes of leather and tobacco. Just when the sweetness peaks, the sourness overwhelms it and finishes very dry. Very great contrast between the sweet and sour.

Medium mouthfeel and surprising amount of carbonation for a LA beer.

Not the best beer in our lineup of sours, but by far the most interesting. I really love the way the sweet and sour mixed in.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 14:54:46 | More by jmarsh123
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled August 2011
Stored in the fridge since release. The beer pours flat as expected without a hint of carbonation or a head. The beer is a dark, burnt amber color that isn’t quite black, but that shows a clear, slightly purple tinged, deep amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of nutty oxidation, a touch of sherry as well as a tartness and dark fruit character up front, but this is backed by a touch of a spirit / oak edge to it in the finish. Aromas of dark plum, rich red wine like fruit notes, spicy and peppery oak, buttery Bourbon barrel notes, touches of vanillin and a warming alcohol note in the finish are all quite present. A quick swirl of my glass releases a musty, sort of musky, slightly stale sweat like, funky, sort of over-ripe cheese note that isn’t a dominant note but is definitely noticeable. Swirling the glass actually shows that there is a hint of residual carbonation in this beer as there is a hint of a wispy head the lingers ever so slightly.

The beer is a bit sweeter than I was expecting, though it is not overly sweet, this accentuates lots of raisin and dark berry fruit notes that make me think of red-wine. There is actually just a hint of carbonation texture to this beer, it is mostly flat, but there is a hint of effervescence that keeps this from seeming flaccid. There is a touch of nutty, oxidized malt character here that mixes with a light roasted malt character that is diluted enough to not seem burnt, but does have a deep toasted graininess to it. The finish really tastes quite strongly of red wine, with lots of fruitiness to the beer (it leans a bit richer towards sherry or port rather than your typical red wine) as well as some spicy, slightly astringent, toasted woody character from oak. The long finish really reminds me of a nutty sherry mixed a touch with a touch of rich port character. The tartness here is actually pretty nice, it is not enough to make this seem like a sour beer, but it is definitely tart; this is mostly lactic, but does have a touch, or perhaps more of a suggestion of acetic acidity.

I was really expecting to not like this at all, but this was executed very well. I think it could use more carbonation, it still should be light, but still could use a hint more.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 18:47:01 | More by Gueuzedude
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libbey

British Indian Ocean Territory

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml poured into a NB globe.

A: Beer poured a murky chocolate and burgundy shade with a small tan head that left a touch of lacing through out the session.

S: This has a very unique nose a mix of sour and old ale. I get a fair amount of dark fruit and cherries that plays nicely off the brown sugar and molasses malt back. I get a hint of leather and tobacco intermingled with some brett funk. No hop presence to speak of.

T: I get quite a bit of the oak barrel mixed together with some sour funk. There is a nice balance between the two with leathery tobacco flavors mixing with the sour (grape skins?) to create an interesting profile. Slight hint of vanilla mingles with the alcohol as it warms.

M: Carbonation is a touch low but not to bad considering Lost Abbey's reputation. The overall mouth feel was good. Not a lock jaw sour by an stretch but still quite tart and refreshing.

O: Overall this beer had a great flavor profile and was a very unique sour/wild ale. A nice blend of sweet and tart that I would highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 21:39:24 | More by libbey
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Popped the cork. We have carbonation folks. Poured a murky brownish color with good carbonation presenting a dirty white cap, leaving some light lacing and bubbles

S: Very strong notes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some nice funk, dark fruits and caramel.

T: Wow. Loads of flavor here. Bourbon, Earthy, vanilla, dark fruits, wood with a nice funk and lacto prsence. I picked up cocoa and lingering grape presence on the back with a nice warming booziness

M: Lightly low on carbonation but nothing to complain about, big body

O: Lots of great flavor going on here. Exceptional beer and treat to drink!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 16:22:34 | More by barleywinefiend
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DovaliHops

California

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one right after drinking the 2009 vintage. Pours exactly the same...dark brown with hint of red. No head. The aroma is almost exactly the same, just with less tart notes. Chocolate, cherry, red wine vinegar, oak. Taste is a little less sour than the 2009 version...more vanilla and oak in this one. Less acidic red wine vinegar and sour cherry flavor. Still tasty though. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with little to no carbonation. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a tasty beer, just not as tasty as the year before.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 07:08:54 | More by DovaliHops
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phichifiji00

California

3.78/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 17:53:17 | More by phichifiji00
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JMBSH. Sour, winey aroma. Pours chocolate brown with orange tinge, no head. Thick mouthfeel. Full chocolate, cherry, brandyish.Some tongue tingling in finish as it recovers from acid. 350 ml is just about right. Great with food.
Bottle from jason B, 3rd year in a row.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 21:34:41 | More by Sammy
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Phelps

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375ml into a tulip.

This bottle was shared by ejyoung at a tasting and I got the bottom, so my glass was full of cloudy stuff the color of a chai latte. Everyone else had a mostly-clear burgundy. All of them, however, had absolutely zero head. Lost Abbey’s carbonation gremlin strikes again.

The nose: cola, brown sugar, plum, balsamic, dark cherries, vinous oak. Great aroma.

Sinners 2010 is quite the sour. Cola, plum, dark cherry, new oak. The tartness arrives at the swallow like a slap across the face. Balsamic and citrus peel. A quality blend that reminds of Veritas 009.

The mouthfeel’s dead flat, as usual, though the body’s a fairly viscous medium. Flashy — heavily sour, but not enamel-ripping.

Outrageous flavor. Wish it was carbonated. I feel like a broken record.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 06:22:01 | More by Phelps
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

inch before dropping back down to earth with little in the way of lacing. Aroma was wonderful though. Nice touches of raspberries, hints of light cherry and a touch of sour apples as well. Really quite nice, and very light and refreshing. Smooth and light flavor here as well. Not especially sour, but people need to realize a wild ale does not need to be sour. Anyway. Cherries and Raspberries dominate here, light touches of grape skin, apples and a smooth, and light sugary note to it as well. Light feel and nice prickly carbonation give it an almost champagne like feel, but the drinkability remains very high.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 02:44:08 | More by mikesgroove
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ahalloin. Thanks Tony!

The beer appears a reddish orange hue, with minimal head that leaves no lacing whatsoever on the tulip glass. Complex aroma of booze, cherries, funk. Classic Lost Abbey aroma. Great for sipping. Interesting flavor with a lot going on. A blend of sweet and tart. Fruit, booze, barrels, tannins. Very low carbonation gives the feel of a fine port. Good choice for a nightcap. Recommended. Would like to have a few of these in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 03:12:19 | More by Huhzubendah
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.95/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 22:43:45 | More by Dreadnaught33
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pwoods

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 05:29:58 | More by pwoods
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.9/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 16:03:47 | More by Sean9689
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle tasted side-by-side with 2008 and 2009, all shared by Joe – thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with an off-white head leaving decent lacing.

Smells of medium malts with solid amounts of tart cherries and hints of vinegar. Also present are hints of vanilla and lighter hints of earthy oak.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though a bit more one-dimensional. Slightly dry medium malts up front are joined quickly by lightly tart cherries. Midway through, mildly sweet vanilla and oak come into play. The flavor profile dries out near the end with moderate amounts of funk and vinegar, fading out into a crisp ending. Mouthfeel is good, with active carbonation.

Overall this was the least refined of the three but it has the potential to become the best given a year or so. A solid beer that’s worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 01:55:42 | More by glid02
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -35.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 01:46:19 | More by JAXSON
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Overlord

California

3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 03:26:13 | More by Overlord
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am guessing that it was a bottle as i did not mark that in my notes form night of the barrels, and i did see bottles at the lost abbey table.

This beer pours a brown color with a very light layer of tan head that dissipates quickly. The smell is slightly acidic and has some slightly spicey/malty notes. The flavor is a little sour with a good flavor form barrel aging oak, vanilla, and there is definitely something else that i can't put my finger on.This beer is light boddied with good carbonation just no retention qualities which you dont really expect in sours. a good brew

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 00:50:51 | More by rowingbrewer
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COBeerBuff

Kansas

4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: The cap comes off with a loud POP and a fairly vigorous pour yields two fingers of head and a lot of noise from the effervescence of the beer. I was expecting a flat mess, but the head shows decent retention (1 minute later and still a millimeter of head and a ring around the glass). The beer itself is a dark unfiltered mess, and not in a bad way. No real light comes through except for a tiny bit of mahogany around the edge of the glass.

Smell: This beer smells fucking amazing. Sour cherries, dark fruit, and a bit of raisin and prune highlight here. There’s a little bit of bread pudding as well, but the dominating notes are all sour fruit. I even get a lot of residual sweetness that creates quite the sensation in my nose. It smells almost like a dessert plate at a nice restaurant.

Taste: Sour fruit (cherries, plums, raisins, and figs) all compete for your attention. There is a definite bready sweetness which is hard to define as well, but this beer is all sour fruit. I get a little of the balsamic flavors noted by others, but the sour vinegary finish is conspicuously absent, and that makes me more of a fan of this beer.

Mouthfeel: The sourness hits you right in the back corners of your mouth on the first sip. The hearty effervescent nature of the beer provides an interesting temperance. Most beers of this style are flat and this beer is the farthest thing from it. The overall mouthfeel is surprisingly light when the sweetness of the nose is factored in, but the finish is quite heavy and enjoyable.

Drinkability: This beer is ridiculously drinkable. I could drink every bottle I have of this, and while my ass would be on the floor, I would enjoy every minute of it, and I’d be on the search for more. From other reviews, it sounds like consistency may be an issue, but this beer was very, very good to me, and I would definitely seek it out again. (And for what it’s worth, 20 minutes after this review was started, there’s still a film of head on top and a very nice ring with lacing on the edge of the glass. Bravo LA!)

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 01:00:06 | More by COBeerBuff
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks very much to jedwards for rounding out the tasting with this rare treat. Served in a Sinners tulip. Pours a semi-hazy mahogany with no head. Nose expresses raisins, bourbon, brown sugar and vanilla notes. Taste is vinous with the addition of vanilla, bourbon notes and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a still carbonation and a slightly astringent/acidic quality. A delicious and complex Wild that nicely balances sour with malty. A trace of carbonation would make this beer spectacular in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 01:04:23 | More by Jwale73
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Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.