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

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very good

64 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.36%
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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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

wethorseblanket, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Alec Lopez for hooking me up with the VIP track set. Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy brown with hardly any head and thin lacing/halo.

S - Aromas of funky brett, nice grape notes, light malt sweetness. Light buttery oak, pleasant but odd.

T - Taste is very tart, light sour grapes, brett funk, light oak. Kind of standard now a days...reminds me of oude tart or tart of dankness.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit thin, next to no carbonation.

O - Overall this beer was a bit messy, nice sour notes but really nothing special.

rudzud, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

PretzelCity, Jul 15, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.8%

Hinc73, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DarthKostrizer, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

drummermattie02, May 16, 2014
Photo of jlindsey
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jlindsey, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Gonzoillini, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

LockeSD, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Piddmeista, Nov 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

DotBier, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

deniserat, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

spycow, May 12, 2013
Photo of Todd
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Todd, May 10, 2013
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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jbuddle, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

rand, Apr 11, 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  rDev +0.8%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 08, 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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Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.