Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 63
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.12% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

We went back to the well for this one. It is a remix of our classic Veritas 006 aka sangria. We have raspberry and cherry providing the bulk of the fruit texture over a sour yellow base beer. To this we also added some orange peel and freshly zested mandarin orange zest as well. The beer finishes with a nice tannic finish and is truly a refreshing riff on a Lost Abbey classic.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-17-2012)
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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of ehammond1
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

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.

Fantastic.

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.

Photo of Grant35
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jvillefan
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The appearance is a deep purple/red color with an off white head that has been stained with a little red.

S: Brett is present in this beer. There is a strong sour smell mixed in with cherries, melon rind, and raspberry.

T: Amazing. I typically do not like fruity beers but this one is amazing. Intense souring from the Brett and perfect fruit with cherries and raspberries coming to the front of the beer.

M: Has excellent retention but maybe a little over-carbonated.

O: One of the best beers I've had to date. If you can somehow find this beer get it.

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2/5  rDev -54.6%

Photo of HopHead84
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

7/21/2012

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.

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Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.