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Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
87
very good

405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 27
Gots: 56 | FT: 7
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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

ordybill, Aug 31, 2014
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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
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Grant35, Nov 29, 2012
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Rjhami, Apr 23, 2013
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od_sf, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Here is an example of a beer that has done very well with a little age. It is, simply put, delicious.

Pours a light clear amber with a firm tan/yellow head. Nice looking.

Big, rich, full, bold and creamy mouthfeel. Nose is fresh lightly spiced yeast with floral yeast character. Almost a white bread saison character. One may find a hint of brett since you know it's there but you'd likely overlook it if you didn't know. Nose brett character has really integrated into a pleasant floral spice with age.

The perfect balance and integration of flavors simply make this brew.

Flavors are rich, super well integrated of light malt front to spice then bitter hops. There is brettanomyces in this Devotion but at this stage almost all of the funk is gone and this yeast really has done well here with some age.

Really a delicious drink all around. This could be a universal "go to" drink. One of the most drinkable beers I've tasted and likely to compliment almost any food.

Finish is a bitter grapefruit grassy green spicy character. Leaves you really wanting more.

GRG1313, Oct 05, 2010
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4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Looks like a more orange colored white grapefruit juice in the glass, but not a spec of light can pass through it. Poured about a 1/2 finger of creamy head. Nice trailing and lacing.

S- Oh yeah, that's good. Banana, yeast, lemon, pineapple, clove, bubble gum, light tropical fruits, scuppernong grapes, and a light, beautiful funk. Super inviting!

T- Bread, grains, funk, and banana up front. Middle plays around with clove and other spices. There seems to be a kick of earthy hops right before the finish melds into a bitter grapefruit flavor.

M- Thicker side of medium body. Super drying. Aftertaste is grapefruit spiked with banana, pepper, and char.

O- This one was fun. The aromas blew me away, but you could tell every part was beautifully, and meticulously, crafted. My beer guy suggested I try this as a bridge into Saisons... Long story short, now i'm into Saisons...

tmm313, Apr 25, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden yellow, slightly hazy with an orange hue.

Nose boasts hay, lemon zest, pepper and some brett character.

Much fuller in body than I anticipated. Very smooth and almost silky. The Brett cuts through and adds a dry finish. Lovely zesty hop character to go along with the Belgian yeast character.

I am really loving this beer. Absolutely delicious throughout. Drinks so easy for being full bodied and 6.6%. The Brett must helps this with drying it out. Nothing cloying or sweet but just a touch or vanilla coming though.

I cannot wait to try another from the lost abbey

stewart124, May 29, 2014
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bbrown12, Jun 20, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at ~58°F / 14.4°C into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip. The beer starts out with a four-finger thick, dense, tan-tinged, off-white colored head. The head leaves lots of lacing sticking to the sides of my glass and it also forms some rocky & mesa like structures as it slowly recedes. The beer is a pale-red tinged, honey color that shows a brilliantly clear orange-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is nice and hoppy with notes of hay, lemon grass, a touch of pine needles and a nice herbal note. Underneath this the Brettanomyces is noticeable; it is still pretty subtle, but contributes aromas of rubber, a touch of muskiness, and a soft barnyard note. There is also some sweet, grassy grain character and some cracker like malt that I noticed as I was trying to figure out the Brett aromatics.

The beer has a dry, grassy and herbal character to it up front. The middles sees a peppery carbonation and the Brettanomyces kicks in with some tongue coating phenolics that remind me of rubber and musk. A light malt sweetness in the finish helps accentuate (or maybe it is the other way around) some fruit notes reminiscent of pear and apple. This beer is quite light bodied, which is very nice, though there is a certain palate fullness to this beer that seems to be wrapped up somehow in the Brett phenolics. This has an almost velvety texture to it that is quite nice in a beer that is this dry, light and effervescent as this is. The hop character provides a nice bitter hop bite as well as a touch of lemon zest citrus character that morphs into a Meyer lemon note and then even tart orange (this moves more towards orange as the beer warms, though it never loses the lemon zest entirely); there is also a nice herbal component that mixes with the Brettanomyces phenolics. There is a hint of cracker like malt flavor to the finish as well as a grassy grain note that gets wrapped up in the hop character.

I definitely like this a bit more than the standard Devotion, the Brett adds that little something extra to this nicely hoppy Belgian'esque ale. The sharp Brett notes actually compliment the hop character. I really wished I hadn't missed out on picking up a couple extras of this beer, one is simply not enough.

Gueuzedude, Jan 13, 2009
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4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Orange-yellow with not clarity and a full finger of head. Sticky lace all over the glass all the way down. Cloudy and sediment floating around

S - Belgian funky yeast! Bread, banana, and light sugar aroma.

T - Like the smell, the belgian funky yeast dominates. And its delicious! Bananas, pears, wheat.

M - Full bodied and well carbonated

O - An absolutely great Belgian pale ale. I wish LA would produce more of this one, like in 6 packs. One can dream!

BeerDawgs, May 02, 2014
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Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.