1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey

Not Rated.
Saint's DevotionSaint's Devotion

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

407 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 407
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 27
Gots: 57 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-26-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 407 | Reviews: 110 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Agent1
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Beautiful color, not enough head. Gold with a faint orange hue. Head retention is a bit disappointing.

Smell - Lots of brettanomyces on the nose. Nectarines, fermented apricot, coriander, cider/ apple, lemon, weird grassy/ barnyard funk, white bread and limes,

Taste - Lots and lots of brettanomyces! Plenty of interesting and 'off-flavors' to throw your palate off and wonder what it is you're tasting. Straw, hay, dry hops, horse blanket, barnyard funk, apricot, limes, candi sugar, cannabis oil, lemon, orange, lemongrass and more. Delicious.

Mouthfeel - Very bitter on the finish in a pleasant way. Zippy and well carbonated, despite its appearance.

Overall - Excellent, excellent, excellent. The brett really makes this pale ale shine. Perhaps more similar to a Farmhouse/ Saison than a Belgian Pale Ale, but nonetheless, it is incredible. Reminds me a bit of Orval, just not as complex and intense. I just wish could get my hands on more!!

Agent1, Today at 04:21 AM
Photo of JamesH
1/5  rDev -74.1%

JamesH, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -22.3%

kscaldef, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of CBack465
2.84/5  rDev -26.4%

CBack465, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of ahalset
1/5  rDev -74.1%

ahalset, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of BobbyOlson
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

BobbyOlson, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of KnowYourCraft
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Cynic-ale, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Kingrat831
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%

Kingrat831, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet on 06.01.14.

A: Cloudy orange with yeast. 1/2 finger white head.

S: Mandarin orange, apple juice, cherry and red grape. Very sweet and fruity.

T: Pear, apple, cherry, banana, and bubblegum dominate. Funk, chalk, and candy are more subtle.

M: Crisp, bubbly, dry, and chewy.

O: This was an amazingly complex belgian pale ale. I don't normally like sour or funky beers, but this one is excellent. I probably liked this one because the funk is not overpowering, but is slight and adds to the complexity on the back end.

Rating: A

WAbeerfiend, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev +3.6%

12.7oz corked bottle. pours a golden orange hue with a medium lasting white fluffy head, good lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, ripe apples and pears and some mild spicy fruit esters. Taste is o f Belgian yeast mild sour and tart fruity flavors, ripe fruity notes and spicy hops bitterness. A medium crisp body with moderate lively effervescence carbonation. Has sweet mild yeast tartness fruity with some mild spicy hops bitterness on the end for balance. A very good and tasty brew

Samp01, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Beer21
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Beer21, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

akang, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Rado
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Rado, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of ordybill
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

ordybill, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Caddant
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

tectactoe, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of themanilow
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

themanilow, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

gratefulbeerhead, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of OnWisconsin
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

OnWisconsin, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Life-Love-Beer
4.36/5  rDev +13%

Life-Love-Beer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Bkeating5
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

Bkeating5, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Lucnifter, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale orange-tinged gold. Head is bubbly, off-white, clumpy lace left behind. Very cloudy too; pretty nice.

Smells tasty. Wild and Bretty with some tart vinegar, light citrus but balanced with a lovely pale malt with a big vanilla edge. Possibly oak. Very good.

Taste is hugely oaky, possibly to a fault. Lots of vanilla, coconut and butter, developing a slight clovey and aniseedy flavour towards the back. Slight touch of rubber on the finish is the only real culmination of the nose; otherwise just sweet and oaky. Refreshing enough though.

Fluid, bit of dryness; decent texture overall.

Kind of the opposite experience to what I had with Russian River's Temptation. Smelled tart, tasted sweet. Not bad either way, but I wouldn't mind a bit more cleansing tang or something on the palate.

laituegonflable, Aug 06, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.