Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells - The Lost Abbey
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4/5 rDev -5.4%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - No pop, no head, no carbonation at all. Yellow and slightly hazy.
Smell - Lemon and stone fruits. Acidic and a like funky. Smells a bit lambicky.
Taste - More acetic than I expected. Lemony with lots of wheat graininess. Very citrusy.
Mouthfeel - Flat, but otherwise easy drinking and a pleasant sourness.
Overall - Reminds me of Isabelle Proximus without quite as clean of a sourness. This one is more Belgian in its sour character.
12-23-2013 18:52:49 | More by Alieniloquium
4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
Thanks Todd! Served next to Cable Car for shits and giggles.
A - Pretty much still. A very faint smattering of bubbles dissipate to nothing. Transparent golden strawy body.
S - Lactic acidity, stone fruits, tropical funky, oaky vanilla, and mild white wine vinegar in the periphery.
T - The taste is similarly sour, with hefty doses of lemon, under-ripe stone fruits, tart grapes, and oaky vanilla. Less sweet than the aroma suggests, but manages to stay on right side of the acidity scale.
M - Largely still, but that doesn't offend me as this has an Selection Lambic kind of vibe going on. Super dry, medium body, and quite oaky and tannin heavy.
D - This is quite good, and a few bubbles would probably elevate it to world-class. The acidity might be too much for some constitutions, but I'd happily drink an entire 375ml bottle. Seems like Tomme could whip this one again if he so chose, so hopefully he does.
05-21-2013 14:30:50 | More by MasterSki
4.09/5 rDev -3.3%
Track #3. 12.7oz bottle. No date.
Look: Hazy yellow, thin white lacing
Smell: Bready, horsey, barnyard, apples, citric, spice, herbal
Taste: Lactic, sharp, acidic, oaky, medicinal, herbal, mint, tart crab apples, nectarines, grassy, lemons, pithy, earth, dry hay finish
While drinking this blend of Mellow Yellow (sour base beer) and Phunky Duck (one component of Duck Duck Gose) I don't hear Hell's Bells, but I'll gladly ring them after I'm done with this fine brew.
05-10-2013 02:33:29 | More by Todd
4.06/5 rDev -4%
12.7 brown corked and caged bottle, no freshness date.
Mild haze, pale golden color with a thin lacing. Lively nose of fresh cut grass, lemon oil, big tartness, herbal phenols, faintly chalky, horse blanket, wood, browned apples, earthy, and spicy. Lactic smack down on the palate, mint, smooth, lighter bodied with a light creaminess as well. Grapenuts, ripe lemons, apple must, white grape skin, mildly peppery, kiss of alcohol, very dry woody finish.
A tart beauty here, first few sips really woke my palate up ... after that it really started to grow on me. Brew this again please.
05-10-2013 02:28:22 | More by Jason
Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells from The Lost Abbey
93 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.