Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
71 Ratings
Box Set Track #3 - Hell's BellsBox Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.55%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The second of our Remixed Tracks, Track 3 is a pale sour made of equal parts Mellow Yellow and Phunky Duck.

Added by MasterSki on 03-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Favorite so far. A bit of acetone but cleaner than the first two.

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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jlindros
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%

Another thanks to rudzud for allowing me to split these.

No head at all, clear honey pilsner golden color. 3.75

Nose incredible, amazing sour, tart funk, golden sour fruit, lemons, grilled lemon, mild golden sweet malts, great lambic funk, just amazing lambic and American sour notes blended perfectly. even faint honey malt, with the amazing stone fruit soured notes.4.75

Taste is also amazing! Great sour malts, golden malts with sour fruit, great lemon again, with that sweet sugar grilled lemon. Tart soured stone fruit, apricot like, little funk bit more lambic funk, great lambic flavours, delicious. Little flemmy acidic bite. Mild flowery note too. Finish is sticky flemmy, little tart, little funk, lemon, tart fruit, etc. 4.75

Mouth is lighter bod, flemmy and mild acidic, very little carb. 4

Overall just friggen awesome! Exactly what I'd expect for yellow bus blended with duck duck with stone fruit added. Maybe slightly less than than but still phenomenal. 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

From the VIP box set. Split with JLindros

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with no head or lacing, poured still. 3.75 (x .05 = .188)

S - Aromas of incredible wild. Beautiful yellow bus and duck duck. Great funk, subtle, absurdly aromatic. stone fruit, lemons, sweet citrus, light barnyard, flashes of honey, smells incredibly sour and tart. 4.75 (x .2 = .95)

T - Taste is layers upon layers of greatness. Awesome sour tart. A sweeter almost grilled citrus lemon note, incredible musty earthy thing going on. Not oppressively sour or tart, super balanced. The flavours are incredible, great funk and earthy musty awesomeness with delicious stone fruit pit thing going on. The great ones are always hard to describe. 4.75 (x .45 = 2.138)

M - Mouthfeel is really lowly carbonated, however, I don't mind it too too much with the level of sourness. It wasn't detrimental to the beer. 4 (x .1 = .4)

O - Overall this beer was incredible. Phenomenal nose and taste this may be the favourite beer of the year. Really really delicious funk and lambic fruit. Wow. Shocked at how good this was. 4.75 (x .2 = .95)

Total Rating Score: 4.63
Serving Type: Bottle

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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

Appearance - No pop, no head, no carbonation at all. Yellow and slightly hazy.

Smell - Lemon and stone fruits. Acidic and a like funky. Smells a bit lambicky.

Taste - More acetic than I expected. Lemony with lots of wheat graininess. Very citrusy.

Mouthfeel - Flat, but otherwise easy drinking and a pleasant sourness.

Overall - Reminds me of Isabelle Proximus without quite as clean of a sourness. This one is more Belgian in its sour character.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells from The Lost Abbey
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