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Devotion Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Devotion AleDevotion Ale

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very good

745 Ratings

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Ratings: 745
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 42
Gots: 64 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Flounder57
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass at The Avenue in Allston.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange/copper color with good clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: spicy yeast, pale and bready malts, banana, clove, tropical flavors.

Taste: Same as above. Nice peppery and banana flavors. Mild hop bitterness. Very tasty. Sweet pale and bready malts too.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, and quite the treat.

Overall: Wicked BPA. Happy to be enjoying this beer on draft on a sad day.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Hazy apricot pour, with a small layer of white head. Aroma of stone fruits, light citrus, yeast. Taste was similar to the aroma, notes of peach, apple, pear, essence of citrus, grassy, bready malts and yeast, with a slight herbal/citrus hop presence. Crisp and drinkable, about light-medium in body. A more "Americanized" version of a BPA, downplaying the blatant yeasty qualities a bit. Quite nice overall.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a cloudy honey. Soft head. It does leave some decent lacing however.

S-That dry, musty/dusty corky Brett aroma is prevalent. Some decent tartness. Sweet and fruity.

T-The flavor is decently sweet and quite heavy on the Brett. Nearly medicinal in terms of the Brett character. Wet, ripe yeasty fruits akin to apple.

M-Off-dry. Drinks easy enough. Solid carbonation.

O/D-Pretty cool and not one of their $20 375ml offerings which is nice. The Brett wears on you after a while though.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 745 ratings.