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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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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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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Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 90 ratings