Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside - The Lost Abbey
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4.55/5 rDev +3.2%
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA
Dark red, crimson, and purple with a small, dark pink head. Good amount of visible carbonation and this leaves spots and irregular webs of stick down the glass.
Bold, expressive fruit character, especially as the beer comes closer and closer to temperature. Both the raspberries and citrus zest are distinct, expressive, and complementary. Some lactic sour presence, along with mild wood, and some distinct barnyard funk. Earthy but fruity. Very nice, especially at room temperature.
The fruit flavors again steal the show, with raspberry and citrus leading the way, complemented by a moderate sourness, and pretty substantial earthy funk and barnyard character. Delicious.
Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable. Perfect for the style. I finished the 375mL bottle and considered having another.
Edit to include commentary from SubpoenaDeuces (because we all know he's got it goin' on!): This is exceptionally drinkable if you are one of those kinds of people that can play Lifeforce or Rock Band on Expert for hours on end. It is relentlessly punishing but incredibly satisfying. I recommend winning the box set and then taking this one to Jamba Juice and then just sip on this while looking at the other suckers getting fruits in their boring, traditional way.
07-24-2012 20:11:55 | More by ehammond1
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
Bottle shared at NWI Tasting group bottle share
A - Reddish brown with a clear body. Small head comprised of lots of carbonation
S - Tart raspberry, raspberry jam, lemon, grassy, and slight white vinegar
T - Really tart with lots of make you pucker raspberry sour flavors up front. There is also lemon and a strong amount of white vinegar. Finish is a really strong tart vinegar with a dry finish
M - Heavily carbonated which goes will with the tart flavors
O - Great, tart beer that has a lot of raspberry and vinegar flavors. This one is really good and one of the tartest beers that I've had
01-22-2013 02:32:33 | More by jeonseh
4/5 rDev -9.3%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Pours a reddish brown with a decent off white head and nice wisping.
Smell - Acidic musty cherries and raspberries. Some brett.
Taste - Cherries are strongest up front with raspberries building behind them. Musty and kinda funky. Nice sourness.
Mouthfeel - Very sour, musty, and dry. Well carbonated.
Overall - Reminds me of Jackie O's Lucile. Intense musty fruit and sourness.
12-23-2013 19:10:10 | More by Alieniloquium
4.48/5 rDev +1.6%
Cloudy crimson hued body with a thin but lasting head. Really nice nose, a balanced mix of orange and cherry with a dash of raspberry and red wine. Nice spiciness from the oak. Palate is very citrusy with great cherry, raspberry and red wine flavors. Nice full body, strongly acidic but clean. Another excellent track.
04-08-2013 04:06:09 | More by largadeer
4.35/5 rDev -1.4%
Huge thanks to ehammond1 for making this happen. Served in a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Pours blood red with some violet highlights. Good initial head fading somewhat quickly into a few rings of lace. Pink tint to the head and lacing. Collar as it goes down. Cherry wins the battle over raspberry here.
The nose is full of ripe raspberry with cherry coming in underneath. Some vinous notes along with a faint earthiness. Moderate acidity that is very reminiscent of Framboise de Amorosa. A bit of cherry skin, but the raspberry pulls through much more.
The flavor has some initial strong cherry and pit, plus a good dose of skin. The raspberry quickly takes over, pushing the cherries to the background. Really ripe cherry with each sip. Still no orange anywhere, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Mouthfeel is light-medium with moderate carbonation. Moderate acidity, but not over the top like a lot of Lost Abbey sours. Finally jus a bit of orange peel in the finish as it warms up.
Overall, really impressive, but was a bit heavy on the fruit, and the underlying beer lacked the depth to take it to the next level.
01-18-2013 01:03:10 | More by Thorpe429
Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside from The Lost Abbey
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