Citrus Sin
The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #548
Ranked #7,793
4.1 | pDev: 6.83%
Dec 21, 2021
Aug 03, 2018
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Notes: American Wild Ale with blood oranges.
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Rated: 4.22 by chiefz1 from New York

Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by BalancingBrooms from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Crystal clear pale straw with tight 2 finger head that lingers with nice lacing. Nose is full of lemon zest, hint of bretty wet hay. Taste follow the nose initially with a tart lemon zest, that folds into a thinner blood orange, and ends with a lingering bight bretty hay bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium with high carbonation. Finish is super dry. Overall a nice beer, drinks like a 7% in terms of complexity. Not sure how old this beer is, 2018 maybe?
Feb 14, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a white head that dissipates immediately. It smells like very sour oranges with slight hints of a wild finish. The taste has a slightly malty start followed by a nice sour orange citrus flavor with a slightly bitter finish. It goes down very smoothly and overall is a very nice wild ale. It sounds like an odd combination but this one goes very well with a chocolate dessert.
Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 17, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from Washington

May 06, 2020
Rated: 4 by jstern from California

Feb 12, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 4 by BerryKumquat from California

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Oct 18, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 13, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Sep 27, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Sep 06, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by edthehead from New York

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by FireMedk from California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very tart but tastes like it states. Citrus blood orange with a extraordinary large head. A bit dry but if you're looking for a different ale from one of our fine breweries here in San Diego County, I would recommend this. Only 5.8 ABV and the tartness is a bit of a con for myself, personally.
Jul 23, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by seanh99 from Massachusetts

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

May 17, 2019
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a translucent gold, thick foamy head that settles into a thin lacing. Aroma of blood orange, oak and Brett. Palate is bright & playful - not exceptionally layered but well-balanced. Blood orange is bouncy and refreshing, oak adds some earthiness and the Brett adds the tart farmhouse flavors, though it leaves you wanting a bit more. Overall very good.
May 06, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Feb 25, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Feb 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
$ 14.58 (Including shipping)/750 mL bottle ($ 0.574) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 2/2/19.
Undated bottle. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Light yellow, very slight haze.
Head – Large (Maximum 6 cm, controlled center pour), white, low density, good retention, slooowly diminishing to a ragged five to fifteen mm ring and a complete layer.
Lacing – Excellent. Wide band of tiny to small bubbles with a few fat stalactites.
First pour – Nearly colorless with a yellow tint, clear.
Aroma – 4.25 – A little citrus, well-balanced with Brettanomyces funk.
Flavor – 4.5 - Begins about as dry as a trocken Riesling. The citrus freshness balances the heavier oakiness. No malt, no alcohol (5.8% ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.25 – A very tasty wild ale, well-balanced with citrus flavor and sweetness and oak tannin flavor and bitterness.
Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jan 25, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Breathe in the dank, bretty funk friends, very pleasant, especially with the streak of citrus dancing amongst it. Taste is more mineral and earth, with some hay to go with the funky citrus. Finishes surprisingly wet in the feel after starting drier and chewy. Layer of mushroom, lemon, vanilla, something sweet I can't put my finger on, buck wheat and clementine skin. Very pleasant ale, great for early fall
Jan 22, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 3.22 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by mrcraft from California

Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by krome from Illinois

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 25, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
this was sort of the surprise of the night on thanksgiving, although i dont know why it should be surprising that these guys nailed a fruited wood aged wild beer, its no surprise at all, they always do these well, but the bottle price was so fair, and we had so many hyped up beers in the lineup, that i think this one just sort of flew under the radar a bit, but it was one of the favorites around the table. a bright and heady effervescing pale beer with a tall layer of airy bubbles on top, just a little haze, and prickling carbonation when i bend down to smell it deeply. its done with blood oranges, which i have sort of lost my taste for in beer with the amount of forced fruity ipa types to employ them, but in this delicate wild ale context i find a new appreciation for them, both sweet and tangy, rally quite an intense orange profile, but smartly used here and reserved enough to let the yeast still lead the way. its bretty and tart to me, more wild than sour though, still with saison elements, some white winey esters, and a really compatible earthy farmy aspect that i think the blood orange needs to stay grounded. its super complex for being as delicate as it is, really funky with the right amount of oak character, but such a cool wild profile, unique too, an agreeable mix of fermenting agents at work. it sings on the palate, just fruity enough, and is really drinkable. i forget where i bought this, but i remember the price being really fair, and now i am keen for another one, this was really impressive from top to bottom. the label art is absolutely gorgeous too. A+ level beer here!
Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by BeerMeCJS from California

Nov 23, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by vfgccp from New York

Nov 16, 2018
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml corked/caged bottle served in a big snifter. I don't see a date. I don't remember where I got it.

Pours mostly clear (until I get to the bottom of the bottle), moderate head, lots of carbonation. Smell is 90% brett funk, 10% citrus.

Taste is right along the same lines -- citrus comes out a bit more. Slightest hint of tartness, funk is not so dense.

Mouthfeel is light, airy. Overall, I like this beer. My wife does not. This is more on the funky side of the spectrum than the sour side.
Nov 05, 2018
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Reviewed by ptykozoon from California

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours vibrant orange with a bit of lacing.

Orange, grapefruit, bread, malt, strawberry..

Orange, passion fruit, vanilla, sugar. The orange isn't acidic, it's more delicate.

Light to medium bodied while remaining non-watery. Sourness is light to medium.

A nice refreshing sour.
Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by MickeyHops from California

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Nov 02, 2018
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