Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil - The Lost Abbey
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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
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
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
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
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
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
4/5 rDev +0.8%
1099th Review on BA
Bottle to Sinners Glass
Shared with MrHirschybar
App- A curious mix of some rich browns with a subtle mix of marron and red. Bottle was nicely carbonated with a good 1 finger head that fell quickly.
Smell- It opened with that Lost Abbey yeast and moved to a bit of a V09 smell. A bit oaky, tannin and dried cherries. Wasn't overly aromatic but was nice and sour/tart and a bit smooth on the nose.
Taste- Seems to me the few sours I have had are more dark fruit laden than most others. More oak flows through and more grape skins. This was a bit sour and a bit lactic but still good.
Mouth- A good medium body with a nice paired medium carbonation. A bit of redwine tannins and some oak remain on the mouth.
Drink- It was pretty good. I wanted more, Its too much like the rest of the sours that they do really. I put in for the ticket. Hope I win.
02-07-2012 00:14:09 | More by FosterJM
Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.