Sinners Blend 2010 | The Lost Abbey

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88
very good
94 Ratings
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Sinners Blend 2010Sinners Blend 2010
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 02-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 40
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Photo of DovaliHops
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one right after drinking the 2009 vintage. Pours exactly the same...dark brown with hint of red. No head. The aroma is almost exactly the same, just with less tart notes. Chocolate, cherry, red wine vinegar, oak. Taste is a little less sour than the 2009 version...more vanilla and oak in this one. Less acidic red wine vinegar and sour cherry flavor. Still tasty though. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with little to no carbonation. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a tasty beer, just not as tasty as the year before.

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Photo of phichifiji00
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Rich dark brown, no head, no loacing.

Smell: tart, red wine vinegar, red fruit, vegetable, bell pepper.

Taste: Tart, red fruit, red wine vinegar, oak.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, minimal carbonation, tart.

Overall: A decent beer. Drinkability is good. Not as good as the 2009.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JMBSH. Sour, winey aroma. Pours chocolate brown with orange tinge, no head. Thick mouthfeel. Full chocolate, cherry, brandyish.Some tongue tingling in finish as it recovers from acid. 350 ml is just about right. Great with food.
Bottle from jason B, 3rd year in a row.

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Phelps
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375ml into a tulip.

This bottle was shared by ejyoung at a tasting and I got the bottom, so my glass was full of cloudy stuff the color of a chai latte. Everyone else had a mostly-clear burgundy. All of them, however, had absolutely zero head. Lost Abbey’s carbonation gremlin strikes again.

The nose: cola, brown sugar, plum, balsamic, dark cherries, vinous oak. Great aroma.

Sinners 2010 is quite the sour. Cola, plum, dark cherry, new oak. The tartness arrives at the swallow like a slap across the face. Balsamic and citrus peel. A quality blend that reminds of Veritas 009.

The mouthfeel’s dead flat, as usual, though the body’s a fairly viscous medium. Flashy — heavily sour, but not enamel-ripping.

Outrageous flavor. Wish it was carbonated. I feel like a broken record.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

inch before dropping back down to earth with little in the way of lacing. Aroma was wonderful though. Nice touches of raspberries, hints of light cherry and a touch of sour apples as well. Really quite nice, and very light and refreshing. Smooth and light flavor here as well. Not especially sour, but people need to realize a wild ale does not need to be sour. Anyway. Cherries and Raspberries dominate here, light touches of grape skin, apples and a smooth, and light sugary note to it as well. Light feel and nice prickly carbonation give it an almost champagne like feel, but the drinkability remains very high.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ahalloin. Thanks Tony!

The beer appears a reddish orange hue, with minimal head that leaves no lacing whatsoever on the tulip glass. Complex aroma of booze, cherries, funk. Classic Lost Abbey aroma. Great for sipping. Interesting flavor with a lot going on. A blend of sweet and tart. Fruit, booze, barrels, tannins. Very low carbonation gives the feel of a fine port. Good choice for a nightcap. Recommended. Would like to have a few of these in the cellar.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I dont know, this was pretty good but not great. Seems strange in what kinds of flavors it's trying to get.

A: Looks uncarbonated. Reddish to brown hue, no head or lacing.

S: Smell has weird mix of sour and malty, hard to point out exactly what this beer is about. Oak mixed cherries and dried fruits like raisins and prunes. Soured barleywine?

T: Hits with cranberry and cherry up front, leads to leathery caramel and lighter malts. Some oak. Seems slightly acidic not quite tart. A little corn like starch. Definite raisins, reminds me of lost and found. A little punch of maple.

M: A little tart-sweet-savory. a meld of things.

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3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

375ml brown bottle poured into a russian river tulip.

A: Pours a dingy murky brown. Appears to be completely still. Some bubbles from a rough pour but not carbonation.

S: Sour notes of over ripe dark fruits and some our bruin lactose. Sweet toffee and maybe milky chocolate. Oily tobacco sweetness with maybe some anise.

T/M: More Flanders lactose but some added acid leaning toward a Flanders red with milder sweetness... Though the sweetness is there with the overly ripe darkfruits and cherries, as well as the tobacco and light anise. Quite a bit of acid as it warms with some lemon juice flavors and bordering on white wine vinegar. If there was any carbonation the body would probably be around medium but it's flat, thin, watery feeling, and even a little slick.

D: Not sure if Tomme is claiming that this is supposed to be still like he has before, but these carbonation issues have been bullshit for far too long. I think this would be a pretty damn good beer if it was properly carbed.

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Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
4 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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