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

BA SCORE
90
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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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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 20
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of FosterJM
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1259th Review on BA
Draft to 5oz taster

@Beachwoods- Long Beach's Ode To Lambic

App- A very very light yellow with a once finger head. A nice amount of residual cling and lace on this one. A bit of a clear beer as well. Not much density.

Smell- It was okay, some notes of lemony, earthy, grass. A bit tart with some clean wheat notes. Nice, but just okay.

Taste- A nice tasting sour. A bit thick for me. A little syrupy. Very upfront lemon flavors with a touch of thicker malts as noted and a medium amount of sour to it.

Mouth- A thick medium body with a medium carbonation level. Residual notes of the lemon, tart and some earthiness.

Drink- Nice, well carbed but not wowing. Just way too thick as well.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"Good for a homebrew", "Will be horrible in a year", "Tastes like vomit juice". All things said by someone other than me at our tasting.

Pours a still, cloudy bright golden color with a slight orange tint. No head or lace. Nose is sharply funky, mushroom and earth and mild acidity. Flavor tastes like most other LA golden sours with more mineral and earth notes. Some acidity and light malt sweetness in finish. Medium thick, light carbonation, heavy on palate. Watery finish.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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  rDev -5.2%

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

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour courtesy of cbanker at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same but it is not as sour as I was expecting based on the aromas. There is a slight acidic quality to this one with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer flavor wise but I was expecting it to be much more sour flavor wise.

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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12.7 brown corked and caged bottle, no freshness date.

Mild haze, pale golden color with a thin lacing. Lively nose of fresh cut grass, lemon oil, big tartness, herbal phenols, faintly chalky, horse blanket, wood, browned apples, earthy, and spicy. Lactic smack down on the palate, mint, smooth, lighter bodied with a light creaminess as well. Grapenuts, ripe lemons, apple must, white grape skin, mildly peppery, kiss of alcohol, very dry woody finish.

A tart beauty here, first few sips really woke my palate up ... after that it really started to grow on me. Brew this again please.

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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened at the brewery the day after its release.

Nice pour, hazy & cloudy golden yellow. Funky sour aroma, plenty of yeast, tart fruits, and honestly pretty strong sulfur aroma. Get rid of that last item and we're good.

Excellent taste, great balance of sourness & fruit. Pretty acidic and tart, works well though. Perfectly carbonated (Lost Abbey?? What?!) Would love to see how this brew develops after a few years.

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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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4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Track #3. 12.7oz bottle. No date.

Look: Hazy yellow, thin white lacing

Smell: Bready, horsey, barnyard, apples, citric, spice, herbal

Taste: Lactic, sharp, acidic, oaky, medicinal, herbal, mint, tart crab apples, nectarines, grassy, lemons, pithy, earth, dry hay finish

While drinking this blend of Mellow Yellow (sour base beer) and Phunky Duck (one component of Duck Duck Gose) I don't hear Hell's Bells, but I'll gladly ring them after I'm done with this fine brew.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Brilliantly clear golden body with no head or visible carbonation. Big pineapple brett character on the nose. Very acidic, with lacto and faint acetone. Has a bit of a Chardonnay quality to it and the fruitiness is pretty nice. It's completely flat on the palate, but has some great flavors. Pineapple and white wine, strong lactic acidity, slightly yogurt-y. Finishes with a nice buttery oak note. This is quite good despite the lack of carbonation.

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Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells from The Lost Abbey
4.22 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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