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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 25
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

spycow, May 12, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

djrn2, Feb 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

acurtis, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Thorpe429, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -49.6%

nmann08, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

GRG1313, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

womencantsail, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

SocalKicks, Nov 05, 2013
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

JAHMUR, Feb 06, 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
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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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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MasterSki, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

oline73, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

drabmuh, Feb 25, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mdfb79, Feb 11, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

yourefragile, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Huhzubendah, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Gonzoillini, Jan 05, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

HopHead84, Jan 22, 2012
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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
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

drummermattie02, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

olradetbalder, Nov 13, 2014
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Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
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