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Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #1 (Runnin’ with the Devil)

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 230   ABV: 7.66%
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Starting with a malty brown ale base beer we fermented the brew in stainless steel tanks for two weeks with our house ale yeast. Once the beer had reached near terminal gravity it was racked into 3 French Oak Wine barrels that previously held red wine and were new to our brewery. We topped off the barrels and spiked them with some “Tiny Bubbles” cultures courtesy of our good friends Eric Rose and Hollister Brewing Company. We then cellared the barrels for 10 months before we added 30 lbs of Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes provided for us by Frangipani Winery just up the road from us in Temecula, Ca. The beer also received a healthy dose of fresh Brettanomyces raised in our lab. The brew then fermented for three months on the grapes before we bottled it in late December. Track 1′s flavor expresses both a huge Brettanomyces presence as well as a moderate level of grape character resulting in a winey oak laced brown ale with exceptional depth for such a low ABV beer.
C’mon, everyone knows you’re not supposed to run with the devil. But every sinner does. Why, because we can. We all need that feeling of fear wrapped in danger and the excitement of being shot from the adrenaline canon. Maybe you too love that feeling of living on the edge hanging precipitously close to never coming back. Because only the Devil can take you there, he’s your favorite wing-man capable of simultaneously killing and saving you without ever offering redemption. Good thing he can drive like moonshiner evading the law or you’d both be in trouble. Full throttle on the highway to hell is where you’re headed tonight. That is, if the Devil wants your soul. Hopefully he’s only flirting with your mind. After tempting your spirit and temporarily inhabiting your soul, he’ll just kick you to the curb. Then, you’ll be left to decide if you ever want to take a ride with the Prince of Darkness again. So ask yourself… Am I feeling lucky?

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2699) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Mickey’s 30th birthday bash on November 05. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a light brownish amber color with a thin off white ring of head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is really interesting. There is a light burnt rubber to it and a ton of new plastic VOCs. There is a light sourness to it, but it’s just messy on the front end. The flavor is a little better. There is some rubber character to it, and it’s got a light sourness. It’s pretty vinegary and carries a nice fruity zest. It’s not as terrible as I was expecting. The mouth feel is a little light, but well carbonated with a lingeringly sour and rubber band finish. This is an interesting brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3684) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
October 15, 2016. Bottle.
Light hazy amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is tart, fruity with cherries, grape skins, oak, hints of raisins, some damp earthy notes. Taste is tart, light sweet, malty and fruity. Finish is slight dry, tart, fruity with grape skins, cherries, light sweetness with hints of toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4561) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle bought through @ Drikkeriget. Pours murky brown with a very small goldenish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and fruity with dark bread, crispbread, sour grapes, hay, dry soil, moist soil, lemon zest and hints of vinegar and rubber. Taste is sour, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, mouthpuckering and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crispbread, sour grapes, lemon, vinegar, rubber, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Very sour without much supporting the acidity. Grapes are there but would like both more of those and the malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (961) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
A: Light brown coloured, no head N: Cherry, oak, grapes T: Lemon, kumquat, vinous O: Nice tartness and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18738) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Linus tasting 161015. Hazy amber/mahogany beer with a small head. Sourish woody aroma, vinous, spicy notes, grapes, raisins, acidic, some red wine. Sour woody flavor, raisins, grapes, red wine, oak, grapes, some yeast. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10445) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to Adam! Pours a bright rosy red with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has lots of red grapes with a bit of acid and a dry oaky red wine note. Flavor is similar with lots of red grapes with some light acid and a dry slightly red wine note that has a slight bite to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (7041) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
375ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Shared with deyholla. Pours a deeper rich carmelized ruby gue. A gentle haziness hides and a winter sunset color, Rose tinged and red grape hue hits the body and glows nicely. Aromas are rich red grapes, Cab Sauv are both fruity, vinous, and a firmer oaky appeal work the nose. Faint carmelized and biscuity appeal, more oak and vanillin meet with some gentle funk, tannic appeal and lactic jabs. Nice, a potent red wine and grapeskin appeal, dark fruit and some nice complexity. Sour cherries, some acidity and fuzziness. Real nice. Initial is lighter bodied, a subtle tannic edge, fuzzy and tart with gentle carmelized and biscuity appeal. Nice fuzzy tart red grapes, cherries, and some tannic appeal. Fuzziness, funk, and some subtle yogurt. More woody, tannic appeal, dry as the grapeskin and funkiness provide some potency. A bit of cobwebs, dust, and firmer funk appeal springs forth at times. Backend is dry, tart, more red wine appeal, some acidic and tannic play. A subtle vanillin, firmer oak appeal into the back and finish, mellow biscuity feel. Really nice flow, lots of oak, gorgeous pour and front end. A nose that really provides the grapes, red wine, and oak. I wouldn’t call it complex overall but the beer itself flows pretty seamlessly. Nothing overdone or out of place. Lots of oak, great flow, good Cab Sauv grape appeal without slanting too firm towards red wine tannic and acidic appeal, earthy, dry, funky. Fun stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, no head. Intense tart and sour nose of cherries, caramel notes and some Riesling notes. Light and sour body, quite some tannins in the back, no carbonation. Oak and tannins come back in the taste as well. tart cherries, salty caramel and yoghurt sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Fonefan 201214. Red golden colour with no head. Aroma is sour, dried fruit, fruit, caramel. Flavour is sourness, berries, barnyard, yeast, wood, fruit, caramel, dried fruits. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (45155) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014

Bottle 375ml. corked.

[ As Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #1 (Runnin’ with the Devil) ].
ABV: 7.5%. Clear medium red amber color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy grapes, fruit, wood, oak, aceton, tobacco. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, oak, dry, raisin, berry - fruity, grapes, sour. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20141220]


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