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

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Box Set Track #7 - The Devil InsideBox Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.12%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 07-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
109
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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2.4/5  rDev -43.8%
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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.

Fantastic.

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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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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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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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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