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Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
4.19/5
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88 Ratings
Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s DoorBox Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with raisins and aged in bourbon barrels with sour cherries and currants added.

Track 9 began as a few barrels of Cuvee de Tomme that hadn’t matured enough to make it to bottling last year. To those we added currants and additional dose of Brett and let Nature do what she would. The result is a jammy brew with just the right amount of tartness and funk.

Added by MasterSki on 09-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
88
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
16
Trade:
1
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Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Back to sort of muddy indistinct beers. I think black currants in beers don't tend to age well.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of homebrew311
3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours somewhat murky and dark red. Nose is faint cherries, raisin, vinegar, and faint oak. Taste is somewhat sweet and syrupy with a slight sour kick. Taste is very tame in terms of sours, it borders on being a little too sweet. Finish is relatively bland. Mouthfeel is heavy with light carbonation. Overall a bit disappointing, the body is off and the taste isn't pronounced.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. Not a huge fan of this, Cuvee de tomee is much better.

Dark brown to crimson body with no lacing or head, pretty standard for the style. The smell is dark fruit-cherry, slight funk, some oak and decent malt bill. The taste follows about halfway the notes in the aroma but then has what I can only describe as a vodka like alcohol flavor in it that I've never tasted in a beer before. Some metallic cherry too. Not a huge fan, but it's not terrible.

The feel is nothing to write home about, sort of thin. This beer is just OK.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Appearance - Brownish red. Khaki head becomes a medium collar and some wisps.

Smell - Cherries and other dark fruits. Musty and caramelly. Vinous with raisins and a lot of acidity.

Taste - Fruit is more muddled. Caramel is more prevalent. I guess it's the currants that push through the most, but I'm not an expert on currants.

Mouthfeel - Muddy kind of sour. Well carbonated, maybe too much. Dry.

Overall - Not my favorite. It's got a lot of fruit flavors going on that get muddled together.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of HopsintheSack
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of illidurit
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of roostor07
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Clear ruddy brown with no head. Nose is vinous with big currant notes and funky barnyard brett. Palate is better than expected, heavy on earthy tart currants with red wine, tobacco and drying oak. Full bodied, mildly tart. More brett funk than actual sourness. Quite good.

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Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Anonymous1
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with rudzud

Pours a decent fizzy head that fades quickly, no real lacing, nice legs, dark mahogany brown color.

Nose is nice tart sour, wild funky sour cherry like, big lactic acid and sour funk, mild sweet brown malt and brown sugar candy, etc. Little buttery vanilla oak like, brown sour malt.

Taste brings sweet candy malt, brown malt, sugar, syrupy, but sour funk, little Brett funk, lacto sour funk, tart cherry like fruit, funk, lactic acid, toasted brown malts and brown sugar, flemmy, candied raisin and candied cherry. Touch of toasted buttery vanilla oak. Finish sticky flemmy sour, tart cherry, lactic acid and sour funk, more toffee and brown sugar syrup.

Mouth is thicker syrupy sour flemmy funk, acidic, decent but lighter carb.

Overall meh, just lots if weird sweet brown malt characters with sour bacteria and mild Brett... Pretty good but not great.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ACY73
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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