Citrus Sin | The Lost Abbey

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4.1/5
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26 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With Blood Oranges and aged in Foeder

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
6.1%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of DVMin98
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
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.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
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

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.22/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
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!

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Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018-11-04
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.

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Photo of ptykozoon
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.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at ABV.

A clear light orange with a white head that falls off leaving little lacing, this looks nice. The nose is bright and rustic. Mildly grainy, mildly funky, mildly earthy with a light citrus note, there's also a mild white wine character. The palate opens with a blend of light funky notes of mushroom and earth, along with a mild honey note, a little grain and a mild tartness. The tart flavors are mostly Brett derived funky tart notes instead of a more lactic or acetic sourness. The mid palate has a light citrus flavor, bright but simple with some of the deeper blood orange notes noticeable. Drying on the finish, this beer is light in body and moderately carbonated. Notes of funk and lightly toasted bread linger. A simple, refreshing funky beer.

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Photo of antihero404
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrandfield
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Citrus Sin from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 26 ratings