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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 36
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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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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 DotBier
5/5  rDev +18.8%

DotBier, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
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
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +1%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev -5%

Eriktheipaman, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Sean9689
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Sean9689, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of beagle75
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

beagle75, Dec 16, 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
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
Photo of Grant35
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Grant35, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

imperialking, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of bradner
5/5  rDev +18.8%

bradner, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of vitters03
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

vitters03, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +1%

coz, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev -5%

Etan, Nov 18, 2012
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 HopHead84
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 ACY73
4/5  rDev -5%

ACY73, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the brewery last week. 17.99 for 375 ml. This is from notes.

Pours deep glowing burgundy with a fizzy, off white head that lasts a good while. Sweet current notes mingle with a subtle sourness and a good dose of earthy, funky brett. The taste follows suit with the same sourness mixed flawlessly with fruity and funky flavors. Chewy malt flavors lie in the back. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden, its basically not there. The mouthfeel is creamy with soft carbonation bubbles and fullbodied. The finish is tart and dry with a lingering soft sourness.

This beer is incredible. Very, very complex and easy to drink. Hits all the bases for a good sour ale. Excellent stuff.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Shag
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Shag, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

wethorseblanket, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of lauraajeaan
5/5  rDev +18.8%

lauraajeaan, Sep 27, 2012
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
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
Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door from The Lost Abbey
93 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.