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Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey

Saint's DevotionSaint's Devotion

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BA SCORE
87
very good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.79%


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)
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Reviews by BeerAficionadoMCMXC:
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BeerAficionadoMCMXC

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- light gold with tiny carbonated bubbles. Chill haze apparent.
S- Estery, definite brett character , green apples, jasmine, orange bitters.
T- Dry as hell, finishes bready and acidic. Slight spicy hop character and a medium, yet balanced, bitter finish.
M- Medium light body
O- Nice brett saison/ belgian pale. I could go for more esters on my saisons, but this one is certainly a quality brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 07:07:05 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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Wet hay smells with some tropical fruit

Taste was barn yardish with a bit of kiwi and pineapple followed by the spicy ending. I had the taste of white pepper. Interesting.

Good carbonation

Overall one of the better attempts at the style I've tried.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep orange with a finger of off white head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: smells of barnyard, horseblanket and green apples.
T: slightly tart green apple to start with some pineapple mingling about, nice funk and horseblanket flavors toward the end. swallow tastes like band aids.
M: slightly thin in the mouth with soft carbonation and a neutral finish that leans toward refreshing
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magictacosinus

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decided it was finally time to crack this one open - bottling date is only listed as "2013." I think I purchased this, oh, maybe 6 or 7 months ago? Whatever the case, I felt this would lay down decently well over time. Poured out of a 375ml bottle into a teku glass.

In all honesty, this is a beautiful saison - golden amber in color, cloudy, with a frothy white head that rises to the top and layers itself at the center like a scoop of ice cream, with big soapy looking bubbles distributing themselves around it. Leaves behind some good lacing, but each sip does reduce the initially beautiful head quite drastically. Each swirl brings it back, but it fizzles out for the most part. It's still a great initial pour in spite of its lack of strong head retention.

Ahh, the beautiful things that happen to a farmhouse beer when the Brett reaches its peak soft spot - this one in particular displays a variety of tropical fruits, barnyard goodness, and some spiciness at the finish. Some light funk is up front (definitely leathery, and resembling some sort of wet hay), but otherwise there's some really bright notes of peaches, kiwi, lychee, and some faint pineapple. Citrusy and grassy, although nothing too extreme. White pepper, lavender, and some sort of bell pepper as well. Finishes with notes of toffee, cane sugar, and a light baking spice finish. Really refreshing and crisp, and very pleasant throughout.

The flavor reveals a little bit more of a rustic, sharp edge to the beer, as well as far more predominant notes of the Brett strain. There's an immediate fruit blast of peaches, orange, and pineapple at the front, with a finish that is grainy and dry, with peppery notes and a big grassy bitterness. Finishes with more leather, light tobacco, and some of the barnyard aromas I was picking up in the aroma. The finish is yeasty and funky, with brief fruit notes alongside toffee and a creamy, light lactic feel. Lightly smoky at the finish, with more funk, but it overall is pretty mild at the back and the whole palate feels cleansed when all is said and done. It could strive for more complexity at the flavor, but it is a nice, refreshing beer to sip on.

This is a very solid offering from the Lost Abbey, and for the price ($5.50), probably their best bargain if you're patient enough to lay it down for quite some time. I do think the Brett could produce an even more flavorful beer than this one here (as indicated by the wonderful aroma), but it's overall a tasty and good clean take on the style.

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A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a very nice crystal clear golden hue with a thick almost 3 finger head that faded to leave rocky side lacign and a very nice one finger blanket. Very, very appealing.

S - Aromas of green apples, light citrus, barnyard funk, wonderful brett. Very aromatic and inviting.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Not quite as much brett as the nose, but there is great green apples, light citrus, barnyard funk. Very grassy hops, Tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and dry and light/refreshing. Just awesome.

O - Overall, this was a very well executed beer. Think this is right around its peak, as I've had older brett saisons from Lost Abbey and after 2 years things begin to fall off fast.

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Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.