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Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 33
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewed with raisins and aged in bourbon barrels with sour cherries and currants added.

Track 9 began as a few barrels of Cuvee de Tomme that hadn’t matured enough to make it to bottling last year. To those we added currants and additional dose of Brett and let Nature do what she would. The result is a jammy brew with just the right amount of tartness and funk.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-12-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours somewhat murky and dark red. Nose is faint cherries, raisin, vinegar, and faint oak. Taste is somewhat sweet and syrupy with a slight sour kick. Taste is very tame in terms of sours, it borders on being a little too sweet. Finish is relatively bland. Mouthfeel is heavy with light carbonation. Overall a bit disappointing, the body is off and the taste isn't pronounced.

homebrew311, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.33/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. Not a huge fan of this, Cuvee de tomee is much better.

Dark brown to crimson body with no lacing or head, pretty standard for the style. The smell is dark fruit-cherry, slight funk, some oak and decent malt bill. The taste follows about halfway the notes in the aroma but then has what I can only describe as a vodka like alcohol flavor in it that I've never tasted in a beer before. Some metallic cherry too. Not a huge fan, but it's not terrible.

The feel is nothing to write home about, sort of thin. This beer is just OK.

Dreadnaught33, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

acurtis, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

HopsintheSack, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

drummermattie02, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

roostor07, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Gonzoillini, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

largadeer, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Etan, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Anonymous1, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

ACY73, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

funkel81, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Soto, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

jbuddle, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

IPAyForHops, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of starrdogg
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served alongside Cuvee de Tomme.

Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a thin white head - looks pretty much identical to CdT but with a little more carbonation. Smell is red wine, oak and lactic sour. Flavor is very vinous/tannic with some sour notes and oak. Unfortunately it's a bit one-dimensional and isn't as complex as I had hoped it would be. The flavors also aren't as bright as I'd hoped. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with nice carbonation. This one is a good beer, but isn't as great as I hoped it would be as a lover of CdT.

starrdogg, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

The beer appears ruby to copper in color with a thick beige head that rapidly fades to a thin ringlet around the perimeter of the glass. The aroma offers cherries, booze, malt, yeast. Cherries and tangy berries with a medium to full bodied feel. Low carbonation with a slight pucker in the finish. Tasty, but not great. Cuvée de Tomme is a better beer.

Huhzubendah, Dec 10, 2012
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Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door from The Lost Abbey
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