Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by dbrauneis:
4/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2013 Vintage - Devotion Ale with Brettanomyces
A: Pours a hazy to cloudy golden apricot in color with some golden yellow and orange highlights as well as some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate amounts of pale malts with some light fruit sweetness - pear, apple, and honeydew melon stand out to me. Then the brett aromas really start to come through as this beer warms up - contributing the funkiness and slight hints of sourness.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts with some light fruit sweetness - pear and apple are present. After the malts, there is a moderate amount of brett which includes some flavors of barnyard funk and just a hint of sourness. Some light amount of herbal hops and just a touch of spicy yeast. Light to moderate lingering bitterness.
M: Slightly less than medium bodied with just a touch more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight amounts of acidic prickliness and moderate amounts of dryness.
O: There is a certain amount of delicate complexity to the smell and taste of this beer that I can really appreciate. I really enjoy brett but it is a little too dominant in the flavor for me. Definitely a beer to enjoy and fairly easy to drink, I would get another one of these and it is available at a fairly reasonable price.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2013 22:39:59 | More by dbrauneis
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip glass: pours very hazy yellow gold color with a massive 3 finger puffy/foamy snow white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes, as well as active carbonation with bubbles racing up the brew; the head faded extremely slowly and left an incredible Devil’s Canyon looking mountain structure in the middle as the foam around the outside dissipated faster than the foam in the middle. An incredible looking beer, really nice to look at as it left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides as it went down. The second pour looked just as great as the first half of the bottle.
Smells like yeast funk, floral hops, lemon zest, citrus fruit, cardboard, coriander, light grapefruit, rye bread, dry grass, pepper and some other light spices. It has hints of bread/malt, but the light spices and soft floral hops stood out the most and mixed well with the funky-ness.
Tastes very similar to the nose, with yeast funk, floral hops, lemon zest, citrus fruit or apple skin, rye bread, cardboard or a metallic taste (from the brett I assume), coriander, light grapefruit, dry grass, rose petal, honey, lightly roasted grains or wheat toast, pepper and some other light spices. It’s funky, then it’s almost sour, then hops come through, then it’s very floral – each sip was different, but the most common theme was fruity and funky notes throughout. Hops were not very strong, but they played a nice part to counter the funk and make it refreshing, light and easy to drink, even with all the complexities.
Mouthfeel is slick and buttery, with mild carbonation, a medium chewy body that is on the thick side, and a slightly bitter and doughy, funky finish that trails off and tastes like liquid bread.
Overall this was very tasty and enjoyable, and much easier to drink than I expected considering it’s a funky brew. The fruity sweetness and floral hop additions to me allowed this to go down easy. It was a very hot and humid day today this beer was quenching, tasty and hit the spot perfectly.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 03:55:32 | More by CHickman
Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.