Ghosts In The Forest | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The very first new release from our 110 bbl Oak Foeders.
Non Fruited blond sour displaying great depth and expression from our
house cultures. Tons of stone fruit and white wine grape skins.

Added by Britt on 07-31-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
61
pDev:
5.67%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by EMV:
Photo of EMV
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a cork'n'cage 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass

L: Nearly clear light golden pour. Thin white head falls fast... solid ring of lacing.

S: Oak and over-ripened fruit... grape must, green apple, and white wine.

T/F: Complex, tart, and fruity. Over-ripened stone fruits.... green apple and pear, minimal funk, and strong oak character. The barrel aging really works here. Medium to light in body... decent carbonation. Finish is tart and sticky with late summer fruit.

O: Fantastic wild ale. Tart and fruity without being an all-out face pucker. Drinkable and delicious. A worthy release from Lost Abbey.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Zonian1
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StanleysCup
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheGent
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of seanh99
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brolo75
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle poured into a teku

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy orange color with a bright white head, solid retention due to the lively carbonation that is streaming off the bottom, no lacing, it's bubbly and hazy.

A: Tart with stone fruit aromas, peaches, apricots, pear, green apples, white wine, white vinegar, light sourness, touch of oak and wood.

T: Tart, sour, and funky with stone fruit notes along with white wine, white vinegar, and green grapes, oak, like the nose, is subtle, and finish is very dry with a light lingering tart notes, subtle pepper and spice.

M: Light bodied with a fluffy, bubbly mouthfeel, very dry like white wine.

O: Another solid wild ale from The Lost Abbey, it's well brewed, balanced, and sublimely tart, could use a little more oak presence as I found it lacking but overall, it's another well brewed wild ale from Tomme, definitely going to pick up a few more for the cellar.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of amesetz
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Been wanting to try this one and finally went and picked it up. Didn't disappoint!! Don't get a whole lot of my beloved RR up here but glad Lost Abbey is all over Chico. Poured into a 12oz tulip, the smell to me wasn't too funky but when I actually tasted it, it was really funky, tart, and satisfying. Almost a little bit too easy to drink. Still tons of brett and acidity, but not puckering or lingering for too long, or too huge of an ABV. Another solid Lost Abbey offering!

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Photo of mwilbur
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 vintage. Poured from 375 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear lemon yellow hue with mild carbonation producing a 1/2 frothy/bubbly white head with decent retention, gradually settling to a thin skim.
S: Sour lemon, oak tannins, and fairly strong funk with hints of salt and white pepper.
T: Strong sour lemon tempered by soft oak, farmhouse funk, white grapes, and a hint of softly tart lime. Interesting layers here.
M: Light body. Starts quite sour, then softens with notes of funk and tartness. Hint of salinity. Juicy (citrus) with mildly dry finish.
D: I can only imagine how this started out a year ago...glad there was some time there to soften this down a bit. Refreshingly sour. Good layering/complexity. The oak tannins are lovely. Nice brew!

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 375ml bottle a light yellowish under a 1/2" thick white head which fades to the rim and leaves spots of lace. Aroma is tannins, lemony citrus, musty funky barnyard grassiness. Flavor is tart and acidic with a nice oak tannin and lemony note. Semi-medium body and semi-moderate carbonation. Finishes with a prickly tartness, bright acidity and crisp tannic bite. Could become a good base beer for a future Veritas, perhaps.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DasBeerbaron
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter with a lot of head which quickly dissipated. Funky barnyard nose and bright lemony tartness on the tongue. Very thin watery mouthfeel but definitely makes your cheeks pucker. Excellent beer!

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Photo of Grackos
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jarin
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Personally, this is my favorite sour. Lost Abbey does it again. This beer hits every mark- i sit here in the tasting room as i type. It looks gold in the glass but it as clear as it gets (no haze whatsoever). The nose is a lovely green apple/sour grape flavor that shocks the nose, probably one of the stronger noses of all the sours I have tried. It is enticing, not overwhelming. When it hits your tongue the Brett sour comes first, with the fruit and oaks notes coming next, finishing again with the brett funk (finish is more funk than sour). Overall, this beer is incredible. It is my go-to sour.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Ghosts In The Forest from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 61 ratings