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

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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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.1/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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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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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

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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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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Pours a cloudy straw color with a white head. Nice lactic sourness with a hint of peach along with lots of lemon and lactic sourness. Decently woody with a nice grassy funk and a slight mustiness. The flavor is quite tart and lactic. A bit of grass to go along with lemon, green apple skin, and straw. Tannic oak provides some dryness and just a bit of funk. Quite nice.

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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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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

The beer appears straw yellow with a few random white bubbles of head that immediately fade to nothing, giving a still lambic appearance. The aroma offers lemons, oranges, assorted citrus, yeast, oak, funk. Smells great. The flavor follows suit, offering a surprising amount of prickly carbonation, especially given the appearance. Acetic finish with a bold, tangy character. An outstanding beer, and easily the best of the track series so far.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Todd! Served next to Cable Car for shits and giggles.

A - Pretty much still. A very faint smattering of bubbles dissipate to nothing. Transparent golden strawy body.

S - Lactic acidity, stone fruits, tropical funky, oaky vanilla, and mild white wine vinegar in the periphery.

T - The taste is similarly sour, with hefty doses of lemon, under-ripe stone fruits, tart grapes, and oaky vanilla. Less sweet than the aroma suggests, but manages to stay on right side of the acidity scale.

M - Largely still, but that doesn't offend me as this has an Selection Lambic kind of vibe going on. Super dry, medium body, and quite oaky and tannin heavy.

D - This is quite good, and a few bubbles would probably elevate it to world-class. The acidity might be too much for some constitutions, but I'd happily drink an entire 375ml bottle. Seems like Tomme could whip this one again if he so chose, so hopefully he does.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a pale golden yellow in color with a ring of orange sitting right under a thin cap of head that left very little lacing sticking to the head.

S: lots of funkiness coming out of the aroma with lots of citrusy lemon, a bit of acidic character, good oakiness and slight grainy nots as well.

5. Nice sour lemony twang upfront on the palate with plenty of bretty funk, a little barnyard musty character, great oaky accents, some acidity, slight earhty flavor and a touch of underlying grain flavor.

M. The brew was medium to light in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a citrusy lemony, funky, oaky, slightly acidic sour and mild dry finish.

O: very delicous wild ale that reminded me of DDG, very glad I got to have tried it for sure.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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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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