Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
87
very good
71 Ratings
Box Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The DevilBox Set Track #1 - Runnin' With The Devil
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the Fresh Track series, this is a brown beer base aged in red wine barrels, spiked with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and house-raised Brettanomyces cultures

Added by Jason on 01-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4
pDev:
14%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -75%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - No head, save a few bubbles. Deep red and mostly clear.

Smell - Fruity. Not sure I'd called it grapes. Strange chemical aroma. Very off-putting.

Taste - Much more grape-y. Slightly tart, but not really all that sour. Musty and bretty. A little medicinal.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Light sourness, more brett than anything else.

Overall - Lots of grape in the flavor, but I would like it to be more sour.

Edit: A second try of this beer was much more sour and pretty nice. Numbers improved to reflect.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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

Thanks to Todd for sharing the entire box set. What an evening! Served in a snifter of some sort I think.

A - Off-white foam settles to a collar, leaving behind a few stray wisps. Transparent amber body.

S - Grape skins, mild malt sweetness, very lactic, with a Flanders brown sort of vibe to it. Some earthy and dirty brettanomyces, heavy oak, and mild vanilla in the periphery.

T - Taste is more sour and vinous than funky, with a heavy lactic influence and some mild vinegar as well. Acidic grapes and oak, a bit of tangy, musky brey, and a late jammy sweetness. Finish is evocative sour candy.

M - Super dry, tannic, and quite tart and puckering. Pleasant lower carbonation, medium body, and some unexpected lingering stickiness in the finish.

D - A solid American sour that might grow fatiguing in large doses but is enjoyable in this smaller format. I'd drink it again, but wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Track #1. 12.7oz bottle. No date.

Look: Deep ruby, slight haze, thin lacing, drops quick

Smell: Phenolic, strong medicinal, acidic, vinous, berries, bready, oaky

Taste: Tart berries, young plums and skins, vinous, grape, tannic, spice, oak, crisp and thin, dry, woody linger

A damn tasty Brett beer aged with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, but for me it's missing some malt body and mouthfeel.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12.7 brown corked and caged bottle, no freshness date.

Slightly hazy reddish brown hue, very thing lacing dissipates to an even thinner ring around the glass. Smells of dank phenols, anise, wood, vinous twang, ripe apricots, and estery grapes. Very tart, mild medicinal phenols, lots of wood, tannin, grape-skin, cherries, thin body, mild crispness, finished tart and woody.

The Brett has done a good job here, perhaps too good. Was waiting for this beer to pop a bit more, still enjoyable to sip.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Clear burgundy body with little carbonation and no head formation. Very vinous aroma with plenty of acidity. Spicy oak and tobacco pops out as it warms. The palate mirrors the nose, very vinous and acidic with big tobacco notes, presumably from the cab grapes. Lightly carbonated and bone dry. Finishes with a big spicy oak character.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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