Falling Rock | The Lost Abbey

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Falling Rock is wild ale consisting of a blend of nine different barrels hand chosen by owner Chris Black of Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, Colorado. Created in honor of the famous tap house’s 30th Anniversary, Falling Rock starts with a bright tartness and notes of tequila before finishing with hints of cherries and nectarines.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 02-21-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of MickeyHops
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i think its awesome that falling rock is so well known and regarded that a brewery like these guys would make a beer just for them. it is currently in tap at falling rock, although as always when i have beer there, i want to try this in the bottle too. its flat and murky from the tap, reddish brown, and smells and tastes as kitchen sinky as it looks. not as refined and professional as i am used to from lost abbey in any respect, but it tastes pretty good nevertheless. tons of oak and wine, a nutty port element with the tannins and the prune and currant fruitiness, some peach too, and very very tart. in the flavor i get a ton of wood, more red wine, and some belgian yeast esters, one of the higher gravity lost abbey dark strong ales must be in the mix, light oxidation too, beer always seems to have that at falling rock, i dont know why, but its explained away here by the age of some of the components of the blend i am sure. notes of cherry and light smoke, heavy bacterial acidity, piquant citrus, and wet wood. its delicious, but its also a little sloppy to me, not as carbonated as it should be, really thick and cloudy, and a little muddled. tasty overall, a cool novelty, im curious about the bottles...

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Clear amber body. Smells of stone fruit and wine. A hint of cherry. Taste is stronger stone fruit and cherry. I keep thinking I get tequila, but that's probably my imagination. White wine back end. Medium body and oaky. Pretty good.

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Photo of CSO
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mbw314
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, cork and caged. Appearance is darker golden brown body, one finger white head, good retention, bit of lacing. Smell is light tequila, oak, fair bit of lemon, leather, a heavy sweetness, light-medium acidity. A touch of dark fruit. Flavour follows, nice complexity, fair bit of acidity. Good carbonation, fair bit of acetic oak and leather. A bit heavy on the backend. An interesting wild ale, a lot going on here but slightly messy, even a bit much.

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Photo of Jarin
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted 3/15/18 at tasting room, 4oz taster. Smell is very fruity, funky, and a hint of tequila. Taste explodes with intense fruit and brett- mostly apricots, peaches, maybe some cherry- the taste fades into a sweet agave/tequila flavor, with little to no alcohol coming through. The mouth feel is a little heavier than champagne. Love this beer, I will be hunting down as many bottles as possible.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Falling Rock from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11 ratings