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Devotion Ale - The Lost Abbey

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very good

744 Ratings

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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 42
Gots: 63 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 04-28-2007)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Pours shiny orange with a two finger white head that recedes slowly to a thick sticky lace.
Sweet oranges, apricot, apple and pear, some cherry plum, wheat, faint honey, spices, soft floral hints. Really inviting.
Fruity, but musty, with some yellow apple, some grapes, some pear and faint apricot. Not that sweet, but crisp with lemon zest. Spicy Belgian yeasts, with some pepper, faint herbs, mostly some coriander, some flower petals. Earthy and wheaty, with a nice dried hay note. Hop bitterness, mild, but bolder than in usual Belgian ales.
Light bodied, almost a bit watery, medium prickly carbonation. Aftertaste is yeasty, some hay, some faint hops, with a funky note that isn't that great tho.
A decent Belgian-style ale that has ups and downs, resulting in a nice refreshing beer, light, easy to drink, but not that interesting.

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Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.