Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil - The Lost Abbey
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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
District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +9.1%
Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series.
The color of the brew is a nice reddish brown color with an aroma highlighted by tart berry and cabernet grape. Seems to have a nice tartness without being overly in the vinegar category.
The taste follows suit to the aroma and has a burst of berry, oak, rich red wine and an overall pleasant tartness. The feel is good, but for a sour, especially from Lost Abbey, this one was actually more carbonated than I normally like.
Overall a good start to the series.
01-25-2013 14:15:05 | More by Dreadnaught33
4.23/5 rDev +6.5%
A: poured a pale brown in color with burgundy hues in it and a thin white cap of head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.
S: it had the signature Lost abbey bretty funk with a little lactic character, some acidity, oakiness coming through as well, a little vinous wine barrel notes and hints of cherries in the background.
T: The cherries were more apparent on the palate alongside vinous wine barrel character, oaky accents, a little vinegar type flavor, slightly acidic with a touch dark fruits and mild brown sugar/
M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slightly fruity, vinous, oaky, mild wine barrel, funky and sour finish.
O: I have to say it was pretty solid all around with good flavors that kind of reminded me of red poppy but with a twist.
11-25-2012 22:04:54 | More by Gobzilla
4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
From 02/03/12 notes. Had on tap at NOTB up in Boston, MA.
a - Pours a clear ruby red color with an inch of white head and low carbonation evident.
s - Smells of sour grapes, brett, light wine, tannic, oak, and earthy notes. Little funk which is nice.
t - Tastes of sour dark fruits and fruity malts, sour grapes, wine, oak, earthy notes, floral notes, brett, funk. Awesome taste; just a ton of brett and sour fruits. Step up from the nose.
m - Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, and pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. A pretty fruity sour beer with some nice brett, something I'd certainly like to have again. Liked this better than Veritas 10.
02-11-2012 01:38:48 | More by mdfb79
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
Went to the tasting room last night to try this one. The place was packed with a whole bunch of drunk bus tour people, kind of annoying. Went up to the bar and ordered track 1 and they poured it into the fancy tulip glass but kept the bottle. I asked if I could get the bottle and she said that after you drink it, fill out the raffle ticket, and present your receipt, yes you can have the bottle. So I went and filled out the raffle entry form while tasting track 1.
A: Dark, reddish/ brown color, when poured into the tulip, the head did not retain for more than 10 seconds.
S: Smells of sourness, acidity or bitterness, vinegary.
T: The first thing I tasted was the sour or brett and then raisins is one thing that I kept thinking I was tasting. It had a wine characteristic to it. Come to find out, it is aged in Cab Sauv. barrels.
M: Not hard to drink, a little hard to enjoy the full flavor of the beer with all the noise and drunk people around, but still a sophisticated funky, LA style beer.
O: I would like to try this one aged and see what changes in the flavor profile and smell. I also would like to know what grains were used in this and the yeast.
Overall I hope I win the raffle at the end of track 12 to be able to taste this one again and have a really fun tasting with all of my beer drinking friends.
01-22-2012 16:34:17 | More by 2LCrew
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
Bottle at Lost Abbey.
A: An attractive dark crimson with a big white head. Nice color.
S: Big earth and leathery Brett notes. Oak is pronounced, blending with Cabernet grapes and the light brown beer base. There's a soft vinegar note.
T: Cabernet grapes with a pronounced leathery Brett profile. This is very tannic and dry with a big oak presence. Light lactic sourness with earth and a faint acetic acidity. The finish is lightly tart with grapes and a lot of leather.
M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and tannic. This sucks the moisture out of your mouth.
Overall: A very nice vinous Wild Ale. Not that sour or tart, but still nice.
01-22-2012 17:08:38 | More by HopHead84
4.16/5 rDev +4.8%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.
03-11-2013 19:21:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
Pours a bright, clear, ruby color with minimal head and carbonation. Smells strikingly similar to Red Poppy. Cherries, red wine, lots of oak, and a hint of red wine vinegar. There might be a little bit of grape in there, and a touch of grass. The flavor has a nice tannic feel to it with lots of oak and wine flavors. Some tartness, but not overly sour. Good combination of lactic and acetic sourness. Just a little bit of red fruit such as cherry and berry. Medium body with low carbonation.
01-24-2012 22:08:41 | More by womencantsail
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
4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
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
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
12 oz bottle.
Pours a lightly hazed reddish amber with a trace pinkish head. Aroma of tart cherry, oak, red wine, and lemon. Sweet and sugary flavor, bing cherries and lemon drops with a tart, grape skin and acidic finish. Medium thick with light, fine carbonation and an acidic aftertaste.
02-23-2013 18:40:22 | More by yourefragile
Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
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