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Box Set Track #12 - Heaven & Hell - The Lost Abbey

Box Set Track #12 - Heaven & HellBox Set Track #12 - Heaven & Hell

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.69% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Track 12 is a non fruited sour ale. It is a blend of three base beers (Avant Garde, a previously unreleased sour brown ale, and Gift of the Magi). There were two barrels of Avant Garde, one oak barrel of the sour brown, and a splash of the Magi in the final blend.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-22-2012)
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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it seems slightly unrefined in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 19:40:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Todd!

A - White foam settles to a thin collar, wisps, and specks of lace. Hazed dark golden body.

S - The aroma is very bizarre, with sulfur, dishwater, rancid funk, a bit of baby vomit and diaper, and an odd oxidized note. Some of the dirtiest funk I've encountered, and not in a good way. Perhaps a faint hint of sweet malt in the periphery.

T - The taste is much better, with lactic sourness, tart stone fruits, light sweet malts, oak, and some medicinal brett in the finish. Still a bit odd,

M - Smooth, creamy, medium body. Pleasant carbonation, and no obvious alcohol. Pretty nice stuff here.

D - Don't mind this one, other than the rank aroma, but it's one of my least favorite beers in the set. I can't see others finding it downright disgusting, as the funk was verging on too much even for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 17:10:32 | More by MasterSki
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District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

The beer appears golden hued and hazy with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma is quite nice, with fruity gueuze like tones. The flavor is nice, but perhaps a notch below the aroma. Again, fruity malt and grain with just a hint of vinegar. Light sourness and tartness. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. A decent beer, but nothing to get incredibly excited about.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 02:40:55 | More by Huhzubendah
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


Bottle at Lost Abbey into stemware.

A: Dark reddish orange with a finger of beige froth. Nice color.

S: Lactic with notes of aged blue cheese, oak, lemon, and red wine. A touch of plastic with some horsey funk. Firm lemon presence accompanies a blend of earth and leather. Cherry, grape, and plum are evident.

T: Dark fruits with leather and earth. Cherry, plum, and grape meld with oak. Restrained acetic acidity with some citric and brackish notes. A hint chlorine. Drying tannic finish.

M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation. Dry and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: The aroma and mouthfeel are my favorite aspects of this beer. I think with a little time the flavor will further develop so I'll probably cellar my bottle for a while before opening it.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 18:11:15 | More by HopHead84
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3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange-amber with decent head formation and carbonation (impressive). Lot of brett on the nose, barnyard and a touch of plastic and sulfur. Little bit of peach and pineapple. Palate is oaky with stonefruit, pineapple and funk. Lot of drying brett and oak. A bit phenolic. This is pretty good, but Track 3 was superior despite its lack of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 05:45:43 | More by largadeer
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3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Murky orange. Thin collar and a couple bubbles.

Smell - Fruity, like peaches. Acidic and bready malts.

Taste - Bretty sourness. Lots of fruit flavors and grainy malts. Less exciting than the smell.

Mouthfeel - Bretty and dry. A little heavy.

Overall - Quality flavors, but it's not really intense. I want a more intense flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 19:31:42 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured brownish orange in color with burgundy highlights and a really thin head that barely left any lacing sticking to the glass.

S: very inviting aroma if you like wild ales, which consisted of acidic character, hints of bretty funk, good oaky prsence, semi cherry qualities some vinous notes coming through and citrusy zest were noticeable.

T: funkiness from the brett was more apparent on the palate alongside a little vinegar, some citrusy zing, had some vinous wine barrel character, hints of cherries oaky accents and a touch of acidic character.

M: the brew was medium in body with moderate amount of carbonation which had a acidic, citrusy, vinous, wine barrel, oaky,semi sweet and sour finish.

O: very good beer all around that had signature lost abbey sour qualities. It said no fruit but I tasted a little fruit.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 00:59:11 | More by Gobzilla
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. This one was pretty good, but compared to others not overly memorable.

Pours a murky orange with a sudsy white ring of head, looks nice.

The smell reminds me strongly of yeasty barnyard belgian sour lambics or saisons, not much like an american wild, if blindfolded I would have guessed it wasn't a US beer. Some stone fruit. light tartness and oak.

The taste isn't as tart as hoped but has some nice flavors of oak, straw, yeast, and apricot to round out the flavor. The feel is just ok too, some body and ample carbonation. This is one of those beers that you would just say, 'that was good' and then not think much about.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 15:13:01 | More by Dreadnaught33
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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark orange with red highlights

S - Tart raspberry, lemon, and lactic acid 4.5

T - Light tart fruit with nice blue cheese funk. Definitely was much funkier than it smells . The funk also lingers on in the finish.

M - Medium body with light carbonation to it. Dry finish

O - Solid funky yet not too tart beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 04:28:59 | More by jeonseh
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District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2012 LA Barrel Night.

Pours a light golden color, essentially flat but with some largish bubbles on the surface. Aroma is… holy shit, amazing cherry, oak barrel, incredible. A little vanilla and spice, phenomenal moderate tartness and a little mustiness. Taste is a bit of a let down: slightly tannic with an off flavor there. Otherwise, similar flavors as the nose, bright with mild mustiness but not really that sour. Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Overall, I would acquire this beer just to smell it all day. The off flavor detracts from it, though.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2013 00:42:49 | More by pmarlowe
Box Set Track #12 - Heaven & Hell from The Lost Abbey
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