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Devotion Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Devotion AleDevotion Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

767 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 42
Gots: 74 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottoale on 04-28-2007

It’s an unassuming road leading to the priory. Here, off the corner of two intersecting roads, dedicated monks have been making beer for over 150 years. It’s always been a simple life — the kind that requires they brew only enough to sustain the activities of their monastery. In the silence of passing seasons, they pray, they brew and retire in solitary existence behind the sheltering walls. They live a most interesting life. Most likely one we couldn't sustain.

Nearby, each summer, the trellised fields spring to life as rows of resinous green cones are trained toward the heavens. Rumor is some monks love these hops and being surrounded by budding yellow aromas and the leafy pungent fields inspired them. Since we aren't sensible enough to locate our brewery near hop fields, we can only offer this blond ale in celebration of our Abbey brethren and their steadfast Devotion.
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Ratings: 767 | Reviews: 317
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Draft pour at McLaddens Northampton the other night. Full notes to phone.

A- Poured from the tap to a pint glass with a deep golden, pale amber body. A white crown to about a finger with a creamy texture. A puffy sheet remains and a medium ring deposits a huge sheet at the top and huge pillows beyond that.

S- Spicy Belgian yeast and medium caramelized candi sugars make up the main aromas. Dry orange zest citrus, herbal coriander, straw and a hint of peppercorns.

T- Similar to the aroma but one big thing I notice here is a spicy note of ginger joining the orange peel, coriander and slight pepper. Spicy Belgian yeast and slight stone fruits. Medium candi sugar, wheat crust and cereal grains.

MF- Light to medium thickness with a consistency that is foamy, silky and puffy. The bubbles hit the tongue at a level that is just about high. Slight spicy herbal bitterness on the back end.

Well rounded and balanced flavor profile with Belgian yeast running the show but not being out of hand. A good mix of fruity and spicy all while retaining a certain smoothness.

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Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.