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Devotion Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
87
very good

668 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 36
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 04-28-2007)
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange-amber. Opaque body. Head is huge, white, fluffy and dense and sinking in parts, but some wonderful lace is left behind. I think the colour could be more decisive: it's in-between shades. Otherwise pretty damn good.

Smells tart and spicy. Plenty of pepper, dry fennel notes, vinegary touch and some barnyard-phenol notes on the back. Lucerne, mouldy basement but freshened with a whisper of cranberry. Very appealing.

Taste is spicy and a whole lot sweeter than I expected. Actually quite sweet, with creamy notes, touch of malt and maybe some popcorn towards the mid. Back had a Belgian spice edge, dry white pepper and coriander seed, with a touch of candied orange. Finishes quite sweet, in spite of some gentle phenols bouncing around the palate. Would like the earthier notes to be plumped up more. Decent, though.

Full body, bit of pull at the back, but otherwise silky smooth and quite beautiful.

Bit confused by this beer. It promised a lot, and my issue is that the flavour's actually a bit insipid. Feels like there's a lot in this beer but the flavour is not felt in any meaningful way.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 04:38:24 | More by laituegonflable
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Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.