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Lost Abbey Sinners Ale 2010

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We’d like you to know that we’ve taken some inspiration from the wine world for this blend. We have one oak barrel that was a sour base beer with Cabernet Franc grapes. We also stole a barrel of Brandy Angel’s Share that was earmarked for the next Angel’s Share Grand Cru. Lastly we blended in a barrel of Red Wine French Oak barrel aged Gift of the Magi with a smooth oak bretty backbone to complete the blend.

The beer is meant to be consumed and treated like a red wine. We expect there will be little to no bubbles. The oak presence is quite strong and the beer certainly will develop into a much rounder ale with some time in the cellar. Not all our beers are designed to be consumed early in their life. We took a chance with this one that more time would be a benefit to the blend. We expect those who have the patience to wait will be rewarded

fiver29's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks! Pours clear dark reddish brown almost black color with no head. Aroma at first pour was intense nail polish and alcohol. I thought holy shit. This is going to be a alcohol bomb! Not the case. Light carbonation leads to some sour and funky taste, along with an angels share component, only a touch of nail polish and alcohol, and as it opened up a meld of woody smells shone through. A great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! Murky brown color. I don’t need to mention the head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar. Taste is similar. Nearly undrinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pour is dark ruby red, slightly hazed, and virtually no head. Nose is heavy dark malt, cardboard and soy sauce with a light bit of cherry. Taste is brutal, slightly sour and tons of soy sauce and oxidation. The complete lack of carbonation makes the finish brutal with a fair bit of tart cherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8190) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Nose and taste of oak, brandy, wet leather, grape skin, caramel, cherry vinegar, lemon juice, acid and earth. Mouth-puckering tartness. Full bodied. A bit harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Looks like a cherry wine. Still completely flat Totally acetic vinegar nose. Lots of cherries. Very sour. Some vinegar and grape skins. There’s a lot of soy sauce?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle shared by Drew. Thanks! Pours a deep brown, pushing black. It’s flat. Nose is heavy barrel. Angel’s share is the driving force here, falling into some cherries and tartness. Fruity. On tasting, it is huge. Big and boozy, like Angel’s share blended with a sour ale (duh.) Super interesting in small quantities, it gets to be far too much after a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (496) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2010 bottle. Pours a clear medium brown, like light syrup. Complex aroma of sweet bourbon, fig, plum, and maple syrup. Taste of hot sour cherries with a light but lingering vinegar finish. Light body. A strange but awesome brew. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle shared by ahalloin. Thanks Tony! The beer appears a reddish orange hue, with minimal head that leaves no lacing whatsoever on the tulip glass. Complex aroma of booze, cherries, funk. Classic Lost Abbey aroma. Great for sipping. Interesting flavor with a lot going on. A blend of sweet and tart. Fruit, booze, barrels, tannins. Very low carbonation gives the feel of a fine port. Good choice for a nightcap. Recommended. Would like to have a few of these in the cellar. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-18-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours cloudy dark reddish brown color with zero head. Aromas of sour cherries, caramel, oak, molasses and red wine. Sour vinegar and sweet molassess flavors with oak , vanilla, red wine. Medium body with no carbonation. Thanks Craig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (5992) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
In short: An extremely harsh, very acidic and very messy brown sour ale. Not fun
How: Bottle 375ml, corked & caged. Consumed a little more one year after the beer release (I have found that the previous Sinners blends needed some time to really blend). Bottle from GT2… I think, thanks GT, not your fault
The look: Cloudy muddy brown-burgundy body topped by a beige ring of foam. An ungly beer
In long: Nose is very sour/acidic, a burst of acetic acid with the barrels and funk bringing a wet leather in the aroma. Taste is burnt caramel crashing with abrasive acetic acid, wet leather, sour grapes, musty, leathery brett, vinegar, lemon juice, vinous edge, graham cookies, oak tannins. I could go on and on… This beer is extremely harsh, an army of razor-sharp flavors assaulting my palate. The intensity is there, the 2oz raters are probably enjoying it, but I could not finish my little 375ml. That type of brutal messy amateurish vinegary sour ale is something I would expect from a Jackie-O or a CCB, maybe even a Bruery on a bad day, but from Lost Abbey?!?!?!? I’m puzzled. Big disappointment here. This Sinners beer might be a failure but overall there are excellent Sinners in America, with gluttony being serious sin about 75% of those fat-ass Americans are going straight to hell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a small caramel head. Aroma of dark fruits, wood, red wine, booze. Flavour of the same. Very sour, not much different to 09. Not bad.

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