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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 29
Gots: 17 | 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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05-31-2013 23:02:43 | More by DenverBigRed
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MasterSki

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 15:15:12 | More by MasterSki
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05-20-2013 22:40:31 | More by deniserat
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California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2013 02:52:17 | More by Zbeetleman
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New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-25-2013 13:34:04 | More by jbuddle
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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

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District of Columbia

3.33/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door from The Lost Abbey
93 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.