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Sinners Blend 2010 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.19%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-06-2011)
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Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of alano
4/5  rDev -0.5%

alano, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of GradyS1
4/5  rDev -0.5%

GradyS1, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of ejyoung
5/5  rDev +24.4%

ejyoung, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Phelps
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.

Phelps, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev -0.5%

tclapper, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of KevSal
5/5  rDev +24.4%

KevSal, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev -0.5%

JMBSH, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -0.5%

spycow, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

djrn2, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -0.5%

jophish17, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Desaparecido
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Desaparecido, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jerz
5/5  rDev +24.4%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -25.4%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
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.

mikesgroove, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

Huhzubendah, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of Dreadnaught33
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.

Dreadnaught33, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of pwoods
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.

pwoods, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of Sean9689
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.

Sean9689, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of glid02
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.

glid02, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of JAXSON
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.

JAXSON, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A mix of black and brown, seems like you can actually tell this is a blend from the appearance alone, thin tan head. Interesting aroma, thought I smelled rum and brandy, reminiscient of deliverance and some of the angel's share's already. Throw in a little bit of wood, chocolate and mild sour, and you've got a complex aroma.

Taste was unique to say the least, similar to Ad Lib, but not as good. Lots of stuff in it, caramel, toffee, chocolate, sour, vanilla, oak, rum, brandy, molassess, leather, tobacco, cherry . Can't put my finger on where the sour comes from, possibly one of their less fruity sour offerings, like Red Poppy, but whatever the blend ratio, the sour part isn't all that high.

Great for sipping, was a nice change of pace at sour fest.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of Overlord
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.

Overlord, Jun 29, 2011
Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.