Project X | The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHead84 on 11-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of furthurgone
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of womencantsail
2.66/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Lost Abbey.

A: Pours a murky orange color with no head.

S: Just an overall unpleasant aroma. Smells like a 6 month old homebrew sour. Cereal/cherrios on the nose with damp sawdust and a weird salty and umami character.

T: The flavor isn't much better. Very lightly tart with some sweet candy and melon flavors. It's still salty and heavy on the sawdust, though. Intensely musty, too.

M: Light to medium in body with very minimal carbonation.

O: This needs a lot of time or just to be thrown away.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.08/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle (2011)

5th Annual Barrel Night
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Hazy dull orange with a very thin off-white head with very little visible carbonation. This doesn't leave much to any stick on the glass.

A very mild aroma consisting of some citrus and a mild oak character, but everything is still very young and mild.

The flavor too is very mild with a hint of citrus and oak and a very, very mild sour character.

Light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

An interesting insight into the creation of the next iteration of Duck-Duck, but not a special beer on its own.

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Photo of HopHead84
2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5


Served at Lost Abbey's 2011 Barrel Night. "Project X is our spontaneous fermentation program. Many of these barrels will make their way into the 2012 release of Duck Duck Gooze."

A: Hazy orange with a small mass of bubbles.

S: Slightly salty, with notes of plastic and kelp. Light savory characteristics. Hint of citrus with oak.

T: The taste is better than the aroma. Brackish with a light citric acidity. I get faint citrus and a moderate lactic note. The beer is lightly tart.

M: Lower medium body with low carbonation.

Overall: Young, but shows promise. Interesting to try the single barrel but I wasn't eager to finish my pour.

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Project X from The Lost Abbey
2.85 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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