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Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil - The Lost Abbey

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Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The DevilBox Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil

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BA SCORE
88
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 24
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

From the Fresh Track series, this is a brown beer base aged in red wine barrels, spiked with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and house-raised Brettanomyces cultures

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-19-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by seanpierceCEO:
Photo of seanpierceCEO
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a chance to enjoy this one after going to Stone for Winter Storm. I happened upon the Lost Abbey on a very empty Sunday so I was able to enjoy it in somewhat peace and quiet...which is not typical for the tasting room.

The appearance was quite glorious in the Sunday sunshine: poured into a Lost Abbey stemware glass, the beer shone a beautiful deep red ruby/purple color. My bottle had little-to-no carbonation, which was fine with me. I personally am not a carbonation snob...

Aroma-wise theres a heft of the cabernet sauvigon grapes. Tartness is apparent but not overkill. It definitely hints at what's to come.

The taste is tart and it hits you immediately. This is probably one of the more accessible sours I've ever had. Being low in ABV you don't get heavy alcohol knocking you in the face. The grapes really shine in this one. It makes for a very refreshing sour, good for savoring as well.

seanpierceCEO, Feb 14, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of jp7161
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jp7161, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Todd
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Track #1. 12.7oz bottle. No date.

Look: Deep ruby, slight haze, thin lacing, drops quick

Smell: Phenolic, strong medicinal, acidic, vinous, berries, bready, oaky

Taste: Tart berries, young plums and skins, vinous, grape, tannic, spice, oak, crisp and thin, dry, woody linger

A damn tasty Brett beer aged with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, but for me it's missing some malt body and mouthfeel.

Todd, May 10, 2013
Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Callmecoon, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12.7 brown corked and caged bottle, no freshness date.

Slightly hazy reddish brown hue, very thing lacing dissipates to an even thinner ring around the glass. Smells of dank phenols, anise, wood, vinous twang, ripe apricots, and estery grapes. Very tart, mild medicinal phenols, lots of wood, tannin, grape-skin, cherries, thin body, mild crispness, finished tart and woody.

The Brett has done a good job here, perhaps too good. Was waiting for this beer to pop a bit more, still enjoyable to sip.

Jason, May 10, 2013
Photo of kingcrowing
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a sampling glass at NotB.

Pours a really unique red/amber with a small dark brown head
Nose is tart and funky.

Taste is classic lost abbey, funky and tart with a nice crisp finish.mou hfel is harp and crisp. Refreshing and nice. Really good.

kingcrowing, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Deep, rich red and brown, with dark, almost purple edges, with very little visible carbonation.

Tart and sweet aroma. A complex, rich aroma combining sweet cherries, tart grapes, stinging acidity, and oaken, earthy wood. A very full, rich, and powerful aroma--just about perfect.

The taste is very fruit forward, with tart grapes and cherries leading the way, moderate level of sourness, and a nice complementary earth, leather, and wood character. Low bitterness.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There's more carbonation present upon drinking the beer than I would have thought after just viewing it. Very drinkable.

Delicious. Looking forward to the rest of the series. I would very much like to see how this bottle ages. It's a shame I couldn't buy a bottle to go.

ehammond1, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

acurtis, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +0.8%

PretzelCity, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Gonzoillini, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - No head, save a few bubbles. Deep red and mostly clear.

Smell - Fruity. Not sure I'd called it grapes. Strange chemical aroma. Very off-putting.

Taste - Much more grape-y. Slightly tart, but not really all that sour. Musty and bretty. A little medicinal.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Light sourness, more brett than anything else.

Overall - Lots of grape in the flavor, but I would like it to be more sour.

Edit: A second try of this beer was much more sour and pretty nice. Numbers improved to reflect.

Alieniloquium, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +0.8%

nickhiller, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

GRG1313, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear burgundy body with little carbonation and no head formation. Very vinous aroma with plenty of acidity. Spicy oak and tobacco pops out as it warms. The palate mirrors the nose, very vinous and acidic with big tobacco notes, presumably from the cab grapes. Lightly carbonated and bone dry. Finishes with a big spicy oak character.

largadeer, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Hinc73
1/5  rDev -74.8%

Hinc73, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

oline73, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

claspada, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev +0.8%

DarthKostrizer, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of pinkgrenade
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

pinkgrenade, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of deniserat
4/5  rDev +0.8%

deniserat, May 20, 2013
Photo of rand
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

rand, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Thorpe429, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Piddmeista
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Piddmeista, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-review since it's probably aged a bit nicely hopefully, and the EBF pour I reviewed on before was probably not the best representation of the beer. Split with rudzud.

Pours small fizzy head covering that disappears instantly, dark mahogany maroon color.

Nose soured brown masks, lots of souring funk, Brett sourness but not horse blanket funk, and mild buttery vanilla oak notes. Also a hint of vinous grape skin notes. Little mustiness, lots of grape. Weird soured brown malt.

Taste is similar, buttery vanilla oak out front, into fruits, grape skin musty note, blueberry like skin as well. Mild sweet brown malts, little souring malt, plenty of Brett sour funk, not horse blanket, almost lacto like funk. Finish is sticky, little sour tart malt, souring funk and Brett lingering.

Mouth is med bod, little fluffy with decent bit lighter carb.

Overall ok but not very special. I ended up wiith the same numbers as before, it's a nice beer but not as awesome as I hoped it would be. At least this time I got better descriptors in there.

jlindros, Feb 13, 2012
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Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.