Just Another Barrel | The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Overlord on 08-18-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of waltonc
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lost Abbey barrel tasting last night. We were told this has a Lost and Found base, and that was definitely consistent with the taste and smell, along with some dark cherry fruit and a little bit of tartness (not too much, and I didn't notice much funk). Very dark red to brown in color. Mouthfeel is fairly thick. Not a ton of carbonation. Good, but I can't drink too much.

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Photo of Floydster
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Two tasters of this at the Lost Abbey Barrel Tasting Party, one of my favorites last night, reviewed from notes from my cell phone

A-Dark amber color with a nice red tint in the light, very small 1/8 inch bubbly white head that immediately went away after being poured from the tap, no retention or lacing
S-Tons of funkiness, brown sugar, lots of cherries, barnyard for sure, lots of different sour aromas, musty dirt, ripe red apples, other fruits, and sweet yeast
T-Starts off with a variety of dark fruits and cherries, tastes like a dubbel in the middle as far as the sweetness and yeast go, slightly tart in the finish with a more of a twang than a bite, gets more sweet and fruity as it warms, not near as tart as I thought it would be but still a nice unique beer, do not know if I would call it a wild ale like it is listed under on here, by the end it has a nice brown sugar bite mixed with some mild tarty notes
M-Mildly sour, sweet, dry, and thick mouthfeel, full bodied, carbonation was pretty soft on this one, taste lingers a long time with the cherries
D-Could not drink much of this, pretty heavy on the stomach, first few sips were great but it turns after that, smooth but full, alcohol is not hidden too well, still not bad drinkability

I was stoked to see Tomme pull out the JAB after missing it at the Stone 12th Anniversary Party, this beer can pass as a sour brown but it is a little more complex than that, and Lost and Found is the major component in this brew, it is much different than Amazing Grace though, would love to drink again, recommended

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Photo of Overlord
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Easily the highlight of the Stone 12th Anniversary Celebration.

Scuttlebutt on the Interton is as follows: 15 gallons of Lost and Found (I've also heard Amazing Grace) was aged in old 2nd/3rd use Bourbon Barrels, then a few gallons of cherries left over from Cuvee de Tomme, and cultures from Yellow Bus, were added. This was then fermented for a pretty short time, and they provided what was left at the 12th anniversary bash.

Supposedly they ended up with five gallons at the festival, and they ran out midway through Session A. It will never exist again. Which is a damn, damn shame.

Poured a dark amber, no head, just some light bubbles. Smell is bubbling with funk and sour cherries. Tons of sour cherries, some funk, a hint of other tart fruits, and barnyard mustiness, in the flavor. Even folks who didn't like sour beers appreciated this; it was definitely a gentler introduction to this type of ale. Very drinkable, the cherries were eye-poppingly fresh.

If there's a caveat, it was the lack of carbonation.

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Just Another Barrel from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 5 ratings