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Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells - The Lost Abbey

Box Set Track #3 - Hell's BellsBox Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

56 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%


Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.55% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The second of our Remixed Tracks, Track 3 is a pale sour made of equal parts Mellow Yellow and Phunky Duck.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-14-2012)
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by corby112:
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Monk's Cafe in Phadelphia, PA.

Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Funky, earthy aroma with lots of oak and barnyard character along with some citrus acidity and lactic funk.  Burnt wood, lactic cheese, sourdough bread and lemon juice along with funky bugs and acetic vinegar.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a strong lactic funk character along with some dry oak, citrus acidity, lemon juice and sourdough bread.   Wheat/berliner like notes come through but there's a stronger acetic presence than expected.  Wasn't any in the nose but the flavor has some vinegar/acetone.  This becomes more bearable as my palate adjusts, but I just wasn't expecting it.  Other than that, this is a really good beer with a nice balance of tart sourness and lactic funk.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2013 23:46:50 | More by corby112
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells from The Lost Abbey
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