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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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Jason
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%

Photo of largadeer
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%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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%

Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Pours a lightly hazed reddish amber with a trace pinkish head. Aroma of tart cherry, oak, red wine, and lemon. Sweet and sugary flavor, bing cherries and lemon drops with a tart, grape skin and acidic finish. Medium thick with light, fine carbonation and an acidic aftertaste.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series.

The color of the brew is a nice reddish brown color with an aroma highlighted by tart berry and cabernet grape. Seems to have a nice tartness without being overly in the vinegar category.

The taste follows suit to the aroma and has a burst of berry, oak, rich red wine and an overall pleasant tartness. The feel is good, but for a sour, especially from Lost Abbey, this one was actually more carbonated than I normally like.

Overall a good start to the series.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of starrdogg
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to SageO for sending the whole Box Set out my way.

Beer pours a hazy reddish-brown with a tiny white head. Smell is lactic sour, oak, red wine and a bit of vinegar - pretty impressive. Flavor is very oaky and vinous and a malt quality that reminds me of an oud bruin, sour and a slight hint of vinegar. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and carbonation is nice. Overall, a solid start to the box set. This one doesn't stand out as particularly awesome, but it's a nice wine-forward sour.

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

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

The beer is ruby to caramel colored with a thin, broken head. The aroma offers cherries, brettanomyces, funk. The flavor is reminiscent of a Flanders out bruin with a hint of vinegar. Light but present cherries atop a brown ale malt bill. Lactic finish, with some currant notes. Light puckering sour finish with moderately low carbonation. A tasty beer.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a pale brown in color with burgundy hues in it and a thin white cap of head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: it had the signature Lost abbey bretty funk with a little lactic character, some acidity, oakiness coming through as well, a little vinous wine barrel notes and hints of cherries in the background.

T: The cherries were more apparent on the palate alongside vinous wine barrel character, oaky accents, a little vinegar type flavor, slightly acidic with a touch dark fruits and mild brown sugar/

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slightly fruity, vinous, oaky, mild wine barrel, funky and sour finish.

O: I have to say it was pretty solid all around with good flavors that kind of reminded me of red poppy but with a twist.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of seanpierceCEO
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a chance to enjoy this one after going to Stone for Winter Storm. I happened upon the Lost Abbey on a very empty Sunday so I was able to enjoy it in somewhat peace and quiet...which is not typical for the tasting room.

The appearance was quite glorious in the Sunday sunshine: poured into a Lost Abbey stemware glass, the beer shone a beautiful deep red ruby/purple color. My bottle had little-to-no carbonation, which was fine with me. I personally am not a carbonation snob...

Aroma-wise theres a heft of the cabernet sauvigon grapes. Tartness is apparent but not overkill. It definitely hints at what's to come.

The taste is tart and it hits you immediately. This is probably one of the more accessible sours I've ever had. Being low in ABV you don't get heavy alcohol knocking you in the face. The grapes really shine in this one. It makes for a very refreshing sour, good for savoring as well.

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

Re-review since it's probably aged a bit nicely hopefully, and the EBF pour I reviewed on before was probably not the best representation of the beer. Split with rudzud.

Pours small fizzy head covering that disappears instantly, dark mahogany maroon color.

Nose soured brown masks, lots of souring funk, Brett sourness but not horse blanket funk, and mild buttery vanilla oak notes. Also a hint of vinous grape skin notes. Little mustiness, lots of grape. Weird soured brown malt.

Taste is similar, buttery vanilla oak out front, into fruits, grape skin musty note, blueberry like skin as well. Mild sweet brown malts, little souring malt, plenty of Brett sour funk, not horse blanket, almost lacto like funk. Finish is sticky, little sour tart malt, souring funk and Brett lingering.

Mouth is med bod, little fluffy with decent bit lighter carb.

Overall ok but not very special. I ended up wiith the same numbers as before, it's a nice beer but not as awesome as I hoped it would be. At least this time I got better descriptors in there.

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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/03/12 notes. Had on tap at NOTB up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a clear ruby red color with an inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour grapes, brett, light wine, tannic, oak, and earthy notes. Little funk which is nice.

t - Tastes of sour dark fruits and fruity malts, sour grapes, wine, oak, earthy notes, floral notes, brett, funk. Awesome taste; just a ton of brett and sour fruits. Step up from the nose.

m - Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. A pretty fruity sour beer with some nice brett, something I'd certainly like to have again. Liked this better than Veritas 10.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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