Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey
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4.73/5 rDev +22.2%
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.
10-05-2010 04:25:47 | More by GRG1313
4.55/5 rDev +17.6%
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...
04-25-2014 22:37:52 | More by tmm313
4.54/5 rDev +17.3%
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
05-29-2014 01:39:01 | More by stewart124
4.47/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
01-13-2009 02:02:29 | More by Gueuzedude
4.46/5 rDev +15.2%
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!
05-02-2014 04:41:41 | More by BeerDawgs
4.43/5 rDev +14.5%
I have to say this was by far the best perk of the Lost Abbey Saints Club. Probably the best use of brett that I have ever tasted. It was incredibly well balanced and integrated. The brett complimented the other flavors rather than overwhelming them. Crisp carbonation, nice hop character, a little bit of funk with just a hint of tartness on the buds and a wild horse blanket aftertaste made this one hell of a nice brew!
12-08-2008 23:28:10 | More by HopHeadLouie
4.4/5 rDev +13.7%
Thanks to Grant35 for the bottle!
Vintage 2012. 6.66% ABV. 750 ml caged and capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.
Pours a nice bright golden color with a slight haze, a good solid 2 fingers of white head off the pour, fades to a decent retentive layer. Pretty good lacing sticks to the glass.
Pretty much all about the brett in the aroma. musty basement, horse blanky, floral, a hint of smarties candy and tart green apples.
Tart ripe tropical fruit, some mustiness, smarties candy, a bit of horse blanket, some lemongrass. Finishes with a nice balancing hop bitterness.
Medium to light in body. A high amount, yet fine carbonation.
A very nice easy drinking Brett beer. I'd definatly come back to this, a worthy beer indeed. I have yet to have a bad beer from LA.
02-23-2013 19:44:31 | More by dogfishandi
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
12.7 oz. bottle,
A: Pours a murky burnt orange with a huge fluffy white head, leaving some thick lace, attractive.
S: Barnyard, leather, tons of Brett with some shiitake mushrooms.
T: Great yeast flavours with rustic bread, sourdough a bit. Some floral and herbal character from the hops.
M: Crisp, medium-bodied, very refreshing, a great food beer.
O: I love regular Devotion and this is just as good if not better. Great yeast oriented flavours, pricey, but certainly worth a pickup on a single.
03-24-2013 02:45:20 | More by Halcyondays
Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.