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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 Devil
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BA SCORE
88
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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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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UCLABrewN84

California

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
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-20-2012 15:00:43 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-24-2013 16:10:47 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -49.6%

02-07-2012 14:25:46 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-05-2012 18:51:50 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

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
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-12-2013 20:34:44 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-11-2013 16:24:15 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-08-2013 02:02:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-06-2012 01:43:14 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

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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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-05-2013 12:07:21 | More by SocalKicks
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Jason

Massachusetts

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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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Thanks to Todd for sharing the entire box set. What an evening! Served in a snifter of some sort I think.

A - Off-white foam settles to a collar, leaving behind a few stray wisps. Transparent amber body.

S - Grape skins, mild malt sweetness, very lactic, with a Flanders brown sort of vibe to it. Some earthy and dirty brettanomyces, heavy oak, and mild vanilla in the periphery.

T - Taste is more sour and vinous than funky, with a heavy lactic influence and some mild vinegar as well. Acidic grapes and oak, a bit of tangy, musky brey, and a late jammy sweetness. Finish is evocative sour candy.

M - Super dry, tannic, and quite tart and puckering. Pleasant lower carbonation, medium body, and some unexpected lingering stickiness in the finish.

D - A solid American sour that might grow fatiguing in large doses but is enjoyable in this smaller format. I'd drink it again, but wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

05-21-2013 14:24:00 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-25-2013 21:01:11 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-07-2012 04:29:25 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

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
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yourefragile

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
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

The beer is ruby to caramel colored with a thin, broken head. The aroma offers cherries, brettanomyces, funk. The flavor is reminiscent of a Flanders out bruin with a hint of vinegar. Light but present cherries atop a brown ale malt bill. Lactic finish, with some currant notes. Light puckering sour finish with moderately low carbonation. A tasty beer.

12-09-2012 22:33:30 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-05-2014 01:33:46 | More by Gonzoillini
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HopHead84

California

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%

1/21/2012

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
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.4%

05-15-2014 23:49:47 | More by drummermattie02
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-04-2012 17:27:27 | More by claspada
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Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
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