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

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.61%
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)
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Reviews by starrdogg:
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District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Huge thanks to SageO for sending the whole Box Set out my way.

Beer pours a hazy reddish-brown with a tiny white head. Smell is lactic sour, oak, red wine and a bit of vinegar - pretty impressive. Flavor is very oaky and vinous and a malt quality that reminds me of an oud bruin, sour and a slight hint of vinegar. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and carbonation is nice. Overall, a solid start to the box set. This one doesn't stand out as particularly awesome, but it's a nice wine-forward sour.

12-09-2012 22:33:34 | More by starrdogg
More User Reviews:
Photo of jp7161


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-26-2012 03:42:51 | More by jp7161
Photo of Todd


3.85/5  rDev -3%

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.

05-10-2013 01:09:13 | More by Todd
Photo of Callmecoon


4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-10-2012 19:05:50 | More by Callmecoon
Photo of Jason


3.74/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

05-10-2013 01:08:38 | More by Jason
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

02-04-2012 00:23:43 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of ehammond1

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

01-25-2012 15:48:31 | More by ehammond1
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-05-2012 18:51:50 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-15-2014 02:36:11 | More by PretzelCity
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-05-2014 01:33:46 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

12-23-2013 18:45:00 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

02-14-2012 10:15:15 | More by seanpierceCEO
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-05-2012 22:53:31 | More by nickhiller
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-11-2013 16:24:15 | More by GRG1313
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

04-08-2013 02:13:53 | More by largadeer
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1/5  rDev -74.8%

06-21-2014 10:44:55 | More by Hinc73
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-07-2012 04:29:25 | More by oline73
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-04-2012 17:27:27 | More by claspada
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-10-2014 18:28:47 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-22-2012 02:42:54 | More by pinkgrenade
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-20-2013 22:36:31 | More by deniserat
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-11-2013 02:27:26 | More by rand
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-24-2013 16:10:47 | More by Thorpe429
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-05-2013 07:29:39 | More by Piddmeista
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

02-13-2012 14:21:56 | More by jlindros
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Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
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