Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil - The Lost Abbey
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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
4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA
Deep, rich red and brown, with dark, almost purple edges, with very little visible carbonation.
Tart and sweet aroma. A complex, rich aroma combining sweet cherries, tart grapes, stinging acidity, and oaken, earthy wood. A very full, rich, and powerful aroma--just about perfect.
The taste is very fruit forward, with tart grapes and cherries leading the way, moderate level of sourness, and a nice complementary earth, leather, and wood character. Low bitterness.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There's more carbonation present upon drinking the beer than I would have thought after just viewing it. Very drinkable.
Delicious. Looking forward to the rest of the series. I would very much like to see how this bottle ages. It's a shame I couldn't buy a bottle to go.
01-25-2012 15:48:31 | More by ehammond1
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
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
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
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
Went to the tasting room last night to try this one. The place was packed with a whole bunch of drunk bus tour people, kind of annoying. Went up to the bar and ordered track 1 and they poured it into the fancy tulip glass but kept the bottle. I asked if I could get the bottle and she said that after you drink it, fill out the raffle ticket, and present your receipt, yes you can have the bottle. So I went and filled out the raffle entry form while tasting track 1.
A: Dark, reddish/ brown color, when poured into the tulip, the head did not retain for more than 10 seconds.
S: Smells of sourness, acidity or bitterness, vinegary.
T: The first thing I tasted was the sour or brett and then raisins is one thing that I kept thinking I was tasting. It had a wine characteristic to it. Come to find out, it is aged in Cab Sauv. barrels.
M: Not hard to drink, a little hard to enjoy the full flavor of the beer with all the noise and drunk people around, but still a sophisticated funky, LA style beer.
O: I would like to try this one aged and see what changes in the flavor profile and smell. I also would like to know what grains were used in this and the yeast.
Overall I hope I win the raffle at the end of track 12 to be able to taste this one again and have a really fun tasting with all of my beer drinking friends.
01-22-2012 16:34:17 | More by 2LCrew
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
Served in a Patron Sinner tulip.
Deep blood red color. Kinda wine like in color. One finger of off white head. Retention and lacing are solid.
Smells fruity, lots of raspberry notes. Really funky and bretty. Quite vinous with tart jam notes.
Taste follows smell with tons of raspberry, funk, tannic grape skIn, smooth and round oaky notes with subtle vanilla notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium tartness, quite funky though with a really dry finish.
01-21-2012 20:25:40 | More by billshmeinke
Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil from The Lost Abbey
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