Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door - The Lost Abbey
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4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA
Dark ruby and crimson with dark purple highlights and a moderately sized khaki colored head. This is most certainly carbonated. This leaves messy bubbles and irregular lacing down the glass.
The base beer shines through, with good amounts cherry and oak character leading the way, along with strong, defined fruit character. I wouldn't have guessed currants without prompting, but this does smell like currants. The Brett yeast is only minimally present, at least in the aroma; perhaps this will develop more with age.
The flavor is similar to the aroma, with good amounts of cherry, currant, and oak flavors combining nicely, along with a light acidic sour character. This isn't nearly as sour as some vintage batches of Cuvee de Tomme.
Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Perhaps of all the Track beers so far, I'd like to see what age does to this one the most. I'd like to see the Brett develop along with more sour character. This is a very good, unique beer as it is, but it may turn into something incredibly special.
09-19-2012 03:02:08 | More by ehammond1
4.1/5 rDev -2.6%
Shared by nasty31 at NWI drinking night
A - Dark brown with a small mocha head
S - Lactic avid, white vinegar, currants, light cherries. Good fruity yet sour noses
T - Currants and raisins up front to give it a fruity sweetness. Light sour lemon and lactic acid in the middle. Tart cherry near the finish with light oak near the front. Light booziness and slight funk / blue cheese near the end. Good complexity and balance between tart, funk and sweetness
M - Lightly carbonated overall with a slight creaminess. Leaves a tingle on the tongue and a dry finish
O - Solid sour brown ale with an aded layer of complexity with the raisin sweetness to it. There was light funk to it as well from the Brett
04-06-2013 13:16:36 | More by jeonseh
3.5/5 rDev -16.9%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Brownish red. Khaki head becomes a medium collar and some wisps.
Smell - Cherries and other dark fruits. Musty and caramelly. Vinous with raisins and a lot of acidity.
Taste - Fruit is more muddled. Caramel is more prevalent. I guess it's the currants that push through the most, but I'm not an expert on currants.
Mouthfeel - Muddy kind of sour. Well carbonated, maybe too much. Dry.
Overall - Not my favorite. It's got a lot of fruit flavors going on that get muddled together.
12-23-2013 19:19:22 | More by Alieniloquium
4/5 rDev -5%
Clear ruddy brown with no head. Nose is vinous with big currant notes and funky barnyard brett. Palate is better than expected, heavy on earthy tart currants with red wine, tobacco and drying oak. Full bodied, mildly tart. More brett funk than actual sourness. Quite good.
04-08-2013 04:50:35 | More by largadeer
4.1/5 rDev -2.6%
Split bottle after another event nearby.
A: Pours into a LA goblet a hazy crimson brown with a thin off-white head which leaves some spots.
N: Vinous and wood barrel, plums, raisons and figs like the base beer with some cherry and mild funk.
T: Dark fruits - cherries, plums, figs and raisons. Woody tannins and wine-like with red currants added. Brett is present but not overwhelming.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Tannic and fruity finish. Mildly sour.
O: Interesting blending and addition of extra fruit and brett. Should develop into something given some time.
09-28-2012 01:40:26 | More by wethorseblanket
Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door from The Lost Abbey
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