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Devotion Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
87
very good

752 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 752
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 44
Gots: 67 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Poured into a tulip glass

A: Slightly hazy orange-straw color. Two fingers of dense off-white meringue head, bubbles continuously rising to the top.

S: Champagne dry tartness, green apple, tart pear, banana and clove, grassy and hay aroma as it warms.

T: Green apple tartness, banana and close hints. Mild and smooth flavor..

M: Not as effervescent as initially expected, crisp and clean finish with a bit of tart champagne dryness.

O: Good solid beer, easy-drinking and pleasant flavors.

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16 oz. tumbler pour at Monk's Cafe, Philly.

A- Hazy, dark gold. Head is lumpy and white. With good retention.

S- Belgian yeast springs right out in front. Nice fruity ester, of stone fruits. Malt aroma is biscuity. Hop notes aren't so noticeable.

T- Biscuit malt. Belgian spiciness. Hop character is a dull citrus pith, with a bit of earthy notes.

M- Medium light body. Carbonation is nice and delicate. Dryness in the finish, a combination of the hops and spicy Belgian character.

O- Really pleasant. I enjoy the nice hop characteristic in this. Good balance of the spice and hop.

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Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.