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

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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

63 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 25
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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Photo of jlindros
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%

Another thanks to rudzud for allowing me to split these.

No head at all, clear honey pilsner golden color. 3.75

Nose incredible, amazing sour, tart funk, golden sour fruit, lemons, grilled lemon, mild golden sweet malts, great lambic funk, just amazing lambic and American sour notes blended perfectly. even faint honey malt, with the amazing stone fruit soured notes.4.75

Taste is also amazing! Great sour malts, golden malts with sour fruit, great lemon again, with that sweet sugar grilled lemon. Tart soured stone fruit, apricot like, little funk bit more lambic funk, great lambic flavours, delicious. Little flemmy acidic bite. Mild flowery note too. Finish is sticky flemmy, little tart, little funk, lemon, tart fruit, etc. 4.75

Mouth is lighter bod, flemmy and mild acidic, very little carb. 4

Overall just friggen awesome! Exactly what I'd expect for yellow bus blended with duck duck with stone fruit added. Maybe slightly less than than but still phenomenal. 4.75

jlindros, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

From the VIP box set. Split with JLindros

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with no head or lacing, poured still. 3.75 (x .05 = .188)

S - Aromas of incredible wild. Beautiful yellow bus and duck duck. Great funk, subtle, absurdly aromatic. stone fruit, lemons, sweet citrus, light barnyard, flashes of honey, smells incredibly sour and tart. 4.75 (x .2 = .95)

T - Taste is layers upon layers of greatness. Awesome sour tart. A sweeter almost grilled citrus lemon note, incredible musty earthy thing going on. Not oppressively sour or tart, super balanced. The flavours are incredible, great funk and earthy musty awesomeness with delicious stone fruit pit thing going on. The great ones are always hard to describe. 4.75 (x .45 = 2.138)

M - Mouthfeel is really lowly carbonated, however, I don't mind it too too much with the level of sourness. It wasn't detrimental to the beer. 4 (x .1 = .4)

O - Overall this beer was incredible. Phenomenal nose and taste this may be the favourite beer of the year. Really really delicious funk and lambic fruit. Wow. Shocked at how good this was. 4.75 (x .2 = .95)

Total Rating Score: 4.63
Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

dfhhead25, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

drummermattie02, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

akang, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Bwagner1122, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

dwagner003, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BMart, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BARFLYB, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jlindsey, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Gonzoillini, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

LockeSD, Dec 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

smithj2154, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

CoolEthan, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

DarthKostrizer, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SocalKicks, Nov 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Piddmeista, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

JDJTEXAS, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SoCalStout, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Grant35, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

MasterSki, May 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

deniserat, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

spycow, May 12, 2013
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Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells from The Lost Abbey
93 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.