Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside - The Lost Abbey
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4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a hazy red with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with raspberry and cherry aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice fruity flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
03-11-2013 19:32:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
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
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
Bottle shared by the always generous Sean. Served in a snifter.
A - Light pink foam settles to a partial cap, collar, and a few fingers of lacing. Semi-transparent red-brown body. Looks a lot like Veritas 006, but without exploding over the counter and rousing all the yeast and fruit chunks.
S - Lots of raspberry and tart fruits, with a pleasant addition of citrus zest. The fruit integrates nicely with lactic sourness and light cherry vinegar, as well as a bit of vanilla malt. As it gets warmer a touch of spicy oak and perhaps a hint of acetone shows up.
T - Loads of raspberry here as well, of the sour and slightly overripe variety. Some zesty citrus that surprises in comparison to the aroma, and more in the way of lactic sourness rather than vinegar. A bit of oak and sweet orange flesh in the finish. Delicious stuff that lives up to its lineage.
M - Quite acidic and dry. Medium body, with pleasant carbonation. Was somewhat shocked by the 8.15%, as I didn't get any sense of alcohol here.
D - This is quite good. Other than the light acetone note I liked this just as much as Veritas 006, as the mandarin orange adds a nice twist. Looking forward to having this again in a few weeks, as it's a worthy addition to the pantheon of Lost Abbey wild ales.
03-21-2013 21:08:25 | More by MasterSki
District of Columbia
4.26/5 rDev -3.4%
12 oz bottle.
Pours a dark cherry red with a thin tan head. Aroma of fresh cherry fruit, jam, fresh red raspberry and red wine. Flavor is a little too oaky and vinous in the finish, but otherwise this a nice bright cherry skin and pit fruit sour. Medium thick and moderate carbonation with a strong acidic finish and much more sour than Track 5. Loads of fruit but lacking the depth of V006 to make this significantly different than FdA.
01-20-2013 22:46:29 | More by yourefragile
District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +1.6%
Lost Abbey track beer tasting.
So excited about this one, as the recipe sounds amazing.
The beer is ruby hued with a thin, soapy head. The aroma offers raspberries, yeast, funk. A touch of sweet fruit at first, finishing with a sour candy tartness. Classic Lost Abbey funk. Ample berry flavor with a puckering finish. I prefer Veritas 006 to this, but this is a tasty brew nonetheless. Medium in body with adequate carbonation. Sourness gains intensity as I progress through the beer. Overall, this was very good.
12-10-2012 00:40:46 | More by Huhzubendah
4.7/5 rDev +6.6%
Bottle at Lost Abbey into stemware.
A: Deep reddish purple with an attractive dark pink head. Scattered lacing. Looks great.
S: Huge raspberry seed and flesh with cherry pit and skin. The fruit is outstanding. Big lactic notes in the aroma with a firm tartness and some vinegar. Light cheesy presence with pervasive oak and musty barnyard. The citrus zest comes out with warming.
T: Tart raspberry and cherry with strong woody notes. Big fruit and big funk. Leathery with oak and tannins. Orange peel really comes out as the beer warms. Restrained barnyard character blends with a pleasant acetic acidity and light vinegar flavor. Moderate lactic sourness. Fruity, tannic, drying finish.
M: Medium body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, spritzy, and tannic.
Overall: Reminds me a lot of Veritas 006, which, incidentally I've had twice in the last month so it's fresh in my mind. I think I slightly prefer this.
07-21-2012 19:44:37 | More by HopHead84
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
4.5/5 rDev +2%
A: poured a vibrant crimson red in color with purplish highlights and a thin bubbly head that left little wisps of lacing sticking to the glass.
S: Plenty of raspberries and cherry fruit present upfront in the aroma with the signature lost abbey bretty funk character, some acidic notes, signs of zesty citrus, signs of vinegar and good wood notes.
T: raspberries and cherries were huge elements on the palate with a nice sour acidic punch, alongside orange zest twang, great funky bretty character, oak wood accents and slight vinegar flavor.
M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a fruity, semi funky, woody, acidic, sour and mild dry finish.
O: definitely and exceptional beer all around and was glad to have tried it. Veritas 6 is off the hook and so is this one.
12-30-2012 07:17:53 | More by Gobzilla
Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.