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

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93
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 33
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
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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4/5  rDev -5%

t0rin0, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased and consumed at The Lost Abbey/Port tasting room in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy orange-red head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with cherry, dark fruit, and woody aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

djrn2, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +1%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

acurtis, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

GRG1313, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of largadeer
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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SocalKicks, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks Todd!

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving behind minimal lace. Lightly hazed ruby body. One of the more carbonated Tracks for sure.

S - Aroma is evocative of Cuvee de Tomme, but with more sweetness and tropical funk to it. Some dusty medicinal brett and more dark fruits than I'm accustomed to from that beer. Seems very much like a CdT barrel that went off in a different direction.

T - Taste is quite similar, with a hefty dose of sugar cookie and dark fruit malt sweetness, ripe currants, sour cherries, and perhaps a faint hint of tobacco and chocolate. Alcohol is well-hidden here, and the funky brett is dialed down a notch.

M - Dry, medium-full body, with pleasant carbonation, and nary a trace of the listed 9.7%.

D - A dark wild ale with only a touch of sourness to it. Brett is more complementary here than some of the earlier Tracks. Sweetness that I found a tad heavy-handed 7 months ago at FoBAB has dissipated a bit, with a better balance of funk, sourness, fruit, and malt. Interesting and complex, but I kind of prefer regular Cuvee de Tomme.

MasterSki, May 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

imperialking, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
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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4/5  rDev -5%

Gonzoillini, Jan 05, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/21/2012

Bottle courtesy of Tim, thanks! Lost Abbey stemware.

A: Deep reddish brown with a small beige head.

S: Strong cherry and currant presence in the nose. Bourbon blends with vanilla and oak. Vinous with a bit of raisin. Lightly tart and leathery. Smells great.

T: Cuvée de Tomme with currants, essentially. Light vanilla and ample bourbon. Some astringency and heat. Lots of oak. Lower moderate acetic presence. Piquant tartness. Tannic throughout with a drying fruit skin lightly acetic finish.

M: Upper medium body. Medium prickly carbonation. Dry and sticky mouthfeel with some warming.

Overall: I prefer regular Cuvee de Tomme, but this is still a nice twist on a classic and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

HopHead84, Oct 28, 2012
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%

drummermattie02, May 16, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured dark brown in color with dark reddish highlights and a little head that left some wisps of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: definitely some cherries upfront in the aroma with some type of vinous notes I'm assuming are from the currants with a bit of acidic tart qualities, good earthy woody presence and sweet bourbon notes.

T: plenty of fruitiness consisting of what the description mentions such as currants and cherries but with nice warm bourbon barrel character alongside wood oakiness, a touch of vanilla and acidic sour notes.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a semi sweet, fruity, woody bourbony, acidic and sour finish.

O: interesting variation of the cuvee de tomme with good fruit flavor and complexity.

Gobzilla, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

BMart, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Sean9689, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

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.

ehammond1, Sep 19, 2012
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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
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Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door from The Lost Abbey
93 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.