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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.39%
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 +1%

LockeSD, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

SocalKicks, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Piddmeista, Nov 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

DotBier, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev +1%
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 +1%

deniserat, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

spycow, May 12, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -5.6%
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 -5.3%

jbuddle, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

rand, Apr 11, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 08, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -11.6%

GRG1313, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

drabmuh, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Thorpe429, Feb 24, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Dreadnaught33, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Eriktheipaman, Jan 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Rempo, Jan 01, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

starrdogg, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%
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
Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.