Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside
The Lost Abbey

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American Wild Ale
4.4 | pDev: 11.14%
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Box Set Track #7 - The Devil InsideBox Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside
Notes: We went back to the well for this one. It is a remix of our classic Veritas 006 aka sangria. We have raspberry and cherry providing the bulk of the fruit texture over a sour yellow base beer. To this we also added some orange peel and freshly zested mandarin orange zest as well. The beer finishes with a nice tannic finish and is truly a refreshing riff on a Lost Abbey classic.
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A murky brown pour with a little bit of bubbles to the top, like, settles in around 1/5" light cream head. The aroma is a medley of fruits, orange, cherry, some berries. Some sour/tartness noticeable in the nose, a little bit of brown malt.

Tastes like leather and cherry soaked in some kind of diluted vinagerette for a salad. That thankfully fades away as the palate gets used to this thing that tastes like an oud bruin on steroids and fruit. Average acidity and lemon notes. Lots of wood tannin notes. Keeps getting better as it warms and the palate becomes accustomed to it. Substantial red wine notes in the mouth feel. Alcohol noticeable.

$15/375ml, would not bang again. Its a good enough beer under ordinary circumstances, but not worth $1+ per oz. Lost Abbey has a lot of those price tier beers, but it seems like less than 20% of them are worth it.

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Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 10/17. Review from notes.

No head. Copper gold color. Clear. Tons of raspberries, cherries, and orange. Funk, brett, and sourness. Lemon acidity. Oak. Fruity. Great wild ale.

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Photo of stakem
2.4/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into a matching lost abbey teku. The brew appears a clouded brown color with a couple big bubbles across the top that fade quick.

Smells like cherry pits and turpentine. Faint oak as it warms. Overall not very enjoyable.

Tastes acidic with sour cherry, pitted/earthen flavor, raspberry seeds and a hint of turpentine. It gets progressively bitter and acedic as it warms up to the pointbof being undrinkable.

Light body, lighter carbonation. A big disappointment, not enjoyable, expensive drain cleaner.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
2.58/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Unrelenting....raspberry is supremely tart, orange is absent, heavy balsamic and wet oak. Tannins are overwhelming. Gah, this is a chore...very difficult to drinking shots of vinegar and licking a wet board over and over...and over.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle poured into tulips for bottle share. Cloudy red body with a thin foamy tan head that leaves a few rings. Aroma is filled with raspberry juice and orange peel and rounded out by cherry skin and oak. Taste is tart up front with raspberry and cherry leading the way then yielding to light fruity sweetness featuring orange flesh and a bit of woody bitterness on the finish. Medium body, thin texture, lively carbonation, dry tannic finish.

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Photo of jlindros
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

thanks to ruzdud for getting this series of awesomeness, and split with him..Pours pretty much no head, murky mahogany brown color.

Nose is great, tons of acidic berry fruit, sour fruit, berry seed, acid, light tannins, big vinegar, so much raspberry, great sour raspberry.

Taste brings more tart raspberry, earthy and tannic seeded, juicy sweet candied raspberry, a straight up raspberry pie filling, nice sourness ave big acidic bite, mild sweet fruity vinegar, etc. Mild flemmy with acidic bite and tartness, a wine like acid and tannin note, faint orange skin note. Finish is sticky but flemmy, sour raspberry and tannic seed, big acidity, etc.

Mouth is med bod, lighter but decent carb, nice acidic bite and sourness.

Overall very good, so delicious with great fruit, tartness, acidic and tannin notes, delicious and very enjoyable

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Photo of rudzud
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a murky walnut hue with a thin head that fades to leave a thin wisp and halo

S - Aromas of acidic vinegar, old vintage raspberry, cherry pit. Loads of acetone, super sour almost burning raspberry. Incredibly aromatic.

T - Taste is raspberry jam, super acid notes, raspberry seed, cherry juice. Loads of acid vinegar. Really good teeth enamel peeling sour. Sticky jam mixed with absurdly tart, nearly stomach turning. Still, this isn't bad at all super delicious and complex.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, on par for the style. Nice acid.

O - Overall this beer was incredible great vintage raspberry notes. Incredible.

Serving type: Bottle

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Appearance - Pours a reddish brown with a decent off white head and nice wisping.

Smell - Acidic musty cherries and raspberries. Some brett.

Taste - Cherries are strongest up front with raspberries building behind them. Musty and kinda funky. Nice sourness.

Mouthfeel - Very sour, musty, and dry. Well carbonated.

Overall - Reminds me of Jackie O's Lucile. Intense musty fruit and sourness.

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Photo of largadeer
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy crimson hued body with a thin but lasting head. Really nice nose, a balanced mix of orange and cherry with a dash of raspberry and red wine. Nice spiciness from the oak. Palate is very citrusy with great cherry, raspberry and red wine flavors. Nice full body, strongly acidic but clean. Another excellent track.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by the always generous Sean. Served in a snifter.

A - Light pink foam settles to a partial cap, collar, and a few fingers of lacing. Semi-transparent red-brown body. Looks a lot like Veritas 006, but without exploding over the counter and rousing all the yeast and fruit chunks.

S - Lots of raspberry and tart fruits, with a pleasant addition of citrus zest. The fruit integrates nicely with lactic sourness and light cherry vinegar, as well as a bit of vanilla malt. As it gets warmer a touch of spicy oak and perhaps a hint of acetone shows up.

T - Loads of raspberry here as well, of the sour and slightly overripe variety. Some zesty citrus that surprises in comparison to the aroma, and more in the way of lactic sourness rather than vinegar. A bit of oak and sweet orange flesh in the finish. Delicious stuff that lives up to its lineage.

M - Quite acidic and dry. Medium body, with pleasant carbonation. Was somewhat shocked by the 8.15%, as I didn't get any sense of alcohol here.

D - This is quite good. Other than the light acetone note I liked this just as much as Veritas 006, as the mandarin orange adds a nice twist. Looking forward to having this again in a few weeks, as it's a worthy addition to the pantheon of Lost Abbey wild ales.

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Photo of AlexFields
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Opened at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013. Thanks to Brandon for accommodating my request and bringing this.

Pours a thick reddish brown with a dark head.

Nose has lots of really dry brett, raspberry and some other fruit, some interesting floral notes, smells great

Taste is wild fruit, loads of raspberry, very tart, lots of bretty funk underneath the fruit and acidity. Fantastic.

Love this beer, something really unusual about it that makes it pretty different from most raspberry/cherry sours--maybe the orange zest but I would have called it that if I didn't know.


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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy red with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with raspberry and cherry aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice fruity flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. This label is awesome BTW, really all of them are, but this one stuck in my mind the most. Another strong beer from the series.

It has a dark red look and bubbly ring of head, almost like your fruit based cantillon lambics, nice stuff.

There is a lot of fruit in the nose, with additions of raspberry-cherry-orange zest shing through over oak and a touch of tartness.

Taste is huge again in the fruit department with the aforementioned fruits shining through, sort of has that tutti-fruitti kind of vibe. Decent tartness and great mellow vanilla from the barrel. Lots of raspeberry, once again and citrus.

Nice carbonation and it has that spritzy mouthful, light tartness some acidity.

Overall nice.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at NWI Tasting group bottle share

A - Reddish brown with a clear body. Small head comprised of lots of carbonation

S - Tart raspberry, raspberry jam, lemon, grassy, and slight white vinegar

T - Really tart with lots of make you pucker raspberry sour flavors up front. There is also lemon and a strong amount of white vinegar. Finish is a really strong tart vinegar with a dry finish

M - Heavily carbonated which goes will with the tart flavors

O - Great, tart beer that has a lot of raspberry and vinegar flavors. This one is really good and one of the tartest beers that I've had

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Photo of yourefragile
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle.

Pours a dark cherry red with a thin tan head. Aroma of fresh cherry fruit, jam, fresh red raspberry and red wine. Flavor is a little too oaky and vinous in the finish, but otherwise this a nice bright cherry skin and pit fruit sour. Medium thick and moderate carbonation with a strong acidic finish and much more sour than Track 5. Loads of fruit but lacking the depth of V006 to make this significantly different than FdA.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to ehammond1 for making this happen. Served in a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Pours blood red with some violet highlights. Good initial head fading somewhat quickly into a few rings of lace. Pink tint to the head and lacing. Collar as it goes down. Cherry wins the battle over raspberry here.

The nose is full of ripe raspberry with cherry coming in underneath. Some vinous notes along with a faint earthiness. Moderate acidity that is very reminiscent of Framboise de Amorosa. A bit of cherry skin, but the raspberry pulls through much more.

The flavor has some initial strong cherry and pit, plus a good dose of skin. The raspberry quickly takes over, pushing the cherries to the background. Really ripe cherry with each sip. Still no orange anywhere, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Mouthfeel is light-medium with moderate carbonation. Moderate acidity, but not over the top like a lot of Lost Abbey sours. Finally jus a bit of orange peel in the finish as it warms up.

Overall, really impressive, but was a bit heavy on the fruit, and the underlying beer lacked the depth to take it to the next level.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a vibrant crimson red in color with purplish highlights and a thin bubbly head that left little wisps of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: Plenty of raspberries and cherry fruit present upfront in the aroma with the signature lost abbey bretty funk character, some acidic notes, signs of zesty citrus, signs of vinegar and good wood notes.

T: raspberries and cherries were huge elements on the palate with a nice sour acidic punch, alongside orange zest twang, great funky bretty character, oak wood accents and slight vinegar flavor.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a fruity, semi funky, woody, acidic, sour and mild dry finish.

O: definitely and exceptional beer all around and was glad to have tried it. Veritas 6 is off the hook and so is this one.

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Photo of starrdogg
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark red with a fluffy white head. Aroma is big on the raspberries with some nice lactic tartness and a bit of funkiness in there. I was worried after the aroma that this would taste too much like the Track 5, but it actually tastes quite different despite being heavily raspberry-flavored. It's got a lot more oak than the Track 5 and it's much more sour. It's got a bit of a citrus character in the finish which goes along quite nicely with the raspberries. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with nice carbonation and it's mouth-coating. Overall, another great beer that is very reminiscent of Veritas 006.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

So excited about this one, as the recipe sounds amazing.

The beer is ruby hued with a thin, soapy head. The aroma offers raspberries, yeast, funk. A touch of sweet fruit at first, finishing with a sour candy tartness. Classic Lost Abbey funk. Ample berry flavor with a puckering finish. I prefer Veritas 006 to this, but this is a tasty brew nonetheless. Medium in body with adequate carbonation. Sourness gains intensity as I progress through the beer. Overall, this was very good.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Dark red, crimson, and purple with a small, dark pink head. Good amount of visible carbonation and this leaves spots and irregular webs of stick down the glass.

Bold, expressive fruit character, especially as the beer comes closer and closer to temperature. Both the raspberries and citrus zest are distinct, expressive, and complementary. Some lactic sour presence, along with mild wood, and some distinct barnyard funk. Earthy but fruity. Very nice, especially at room temperature.

The fruit flavors again steal the show, with raspberry and citrus leading the way, complemented by a moderate sourness, and pretty substantial earthy funk and barnyard character. Delicious.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable. Perfect for the style. I finished the 375mL bottle and considered having another.


Edit to include commentary from SubpoenaDeuces (because we all know he's got it goin' on!): This is exceptionally drinkable if you are one of those kinds of people that can play Lifeforce or Rock Band on Expert for hours on end. It is relentlessly punishing but incredibly satisfying. I recommend winning the box set and then taking this one to Jamba Juice and then just sip on this while looking at the other suckers getting fruits in their boring, traditional way.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The appearance is a deep purple/red color with an off white head that has been stained with a little red.

S: Brett is present in this beer. There is a strong sour smell mixed in with cherries, melon rind, and raspberry.

T: Amazing. I typically do not like fruity beers but this one is amazing. Intense souring from the Brett and perfect fruit with cherries and raspberries coming to the front of the beer.

M: Has excellent retention but maybe a little over-carbonated.

O: One of the best beers I've had to date. If you can somehow find this beer get it.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5


Bottle at Lost Abbey into stemware.

A: Deep reddish purple with an attractive dark pink head. Scattered lacing. Looks great.

S: Huge raspberry seed and flesh with cherry pit and skin. The fruit is outstanding. Big lactic notes in the aroma with a firm tartness and some vinegar. Light cheesy presence with pervasive oak and musty barnyard. The citrus zest comes out with warming.

T: Tart raspberry and cherry with strong woody notes. Big fruit and big funk. Leathery with oak and tannins. Orange peel really comes out as the beer warms. Restrained barnyard character blends with a pleasant acetic acidity and light vinegar flavor. Moderate lactic sourness. Fruity, tannic, drying finish.

M: Medium body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, spritzy, and tannic.

Overall: Reminds me a lot of Veritas 006, which, incidentally I've had twice in the last month so it's fresh in my mind. I think I slightly prefer this.

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Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 110 ratings