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
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
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of largadeer
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jeonseh
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by nasty31 at NWI drinking night

A - Dark brown with a small mocha head

S - Lactic avid, white vinegar, currants, light cherries. Good fruity yet sour noses

T - Currants and raisins up front to give it a fruity sweetness. Light sour lemon and lactic acid in the middle. Tart cherry near the finish with light oak near the front. Light booziness and slight funk / blue cheese near the end. Good complexity and balance between tart, funk and sweetness

M - Lightly carbonated overall with a slight creaminess. Leaves a tingle on the tongue and a dry finish

O - Solid sour brown ale with an aded layer of complexity with the raisin sweetness to it. There was light funk to it as well from the Brett

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
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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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Gobzilla
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served alongside Cuvee de Tomme.

Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a thin white head - looks pretty much identical to CdT but with a little more carbonation. Smell is red wine, oak and lactic sour. Flavor is very vinous/tannic with some sour notes and oak. Unfortunately it's a bit one-dimensional and isn't as complex as I had hoped it would be. The flavors also aren't as bright as I'd hoped. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with nice carbonation. This one is a good beer, but isn't as great as I hoped it would be as a lover of CdT.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door from The Lost Abbey
4.06 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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