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

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Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s DoorBox Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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.

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased and consumed at The Lost Abbey/Port tasting room in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy orange-red head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with cherry, dark fruit, and woody aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
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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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split bottle after another event nearby.

A: Pours into a LA goblet a hazy crimson brown with a thin off-white head which leaves some spots.

N: Vinous and wood barrel, plums, raisons and figs like the base beer with some cherry and mild funk.

T: Dark fruits - cherries, plums, figs and raisons. Woody tannins and wine-like with red currants added. Brett is present but not overwhelming.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Tannic and fruity finish. Mildly sour.

O: Interesting blending and addition of extra fruit and brett. Should develop into something given some time.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

The beer appears ruby to copper in color with a thick beige head that rapidly fades to a thin ringlet around the perimeter of the glass. The aroma offers cherries, booze, malt, yeast. Cherries and tangy berries with a medium to full bodied feel. Low carbonation with a slight pucker in the finish. Tasty, but not great. Cuvée de Tomme is a better beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks Todd!

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving behind minimal lace. Lightly hazed ruby body. One of the more carbonated Tracks for sure.

S - Aroma is evocative of Cuvee de Tomme, but with more sweetness and tropical funk to it. Some dusty medicinal brett and more dark fruits than I'm accustomed to from that beer. Seems very much like a CdT barrel that went off in a different direction.

T - Taste is quite similar, with a hefty dose of sugar cookie and dark fruit malt sweetness, ripe currants, sour cherries, and perhaps a faint hint of tobacco and chocolate. Alcohol is well-hidden here, and the funky brett is dialed down a notch.

M - Dry, medium-full body, with pleasant carbonation, and nary a trace of the listed 9.7%.

D - A dark wild ale with only a touch of sourness to it. Brett is more complementary here than some of the earlier Tracks. Sweetness that I found a tad heavy-handed 7 months ago at FoBAB has dissipated a bit, with a better balance of funk, sourness, fruit, and malt. Interesting and complex, but I kind of prefer regular Cuvee de Tomme.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured dark brown in color with dark reddish highlights and a little head that left some wisps of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: definitely some cherries upfront in the aroma with some type of vinous notes I'm assuming are from the currants with a bit of acidic tart qualities, good earthy woody presence and sweet bourbon notes.

T: plenty of fruitiness consisting of what the description mentions such as currants and cherries but with nice warm bourbon barrel character alongside wood oakiness, a touch of vanilla and acidic sour notes.

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

O: interesting variation of the cuvee de tomme with good fruit flavor and complexity.

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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros. From the VIP track box set.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip clearish ruby brown with a thin halo and light wisps.

S - Aromas of raisins, brett, funk, lacto, sour cherry.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of raisins, nice sour cherry, good lacto notes, brett funk, pleasant sweetness and tart. Tasty, alcohol hidden well.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, lightly crisp, slightly flemmy. Alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this beer was quite tasty. Lots of raisins and sour cherries.

Serving type: bottle

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bottle courtesy of Tim, thanks! Lost Abbey stemware.

A: Deep reddish brown with a small beige head.

S: Strong cherry and currant presence in the nose. Bourbon blends with vanilla and oak. Vinous with a bit of raisin. Lightly tart and leathery. Smells great.

T: Cuvée de Tomme with currants, essentially. Light vanilla and ample bourbon. Some astringency and heat. Lots of oak. Lower moderate acetic presence. Piquant tartness. Tannic throughout with a drying fruit skin lightly acetic finish.

M: Upper medium body. Medium prickly carbonation. Dry and sticky mouthfeel with some warming.

Overall: I prefer regular Cuvee de Tomme, but this is still a nice twist on a classic and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

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