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Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey

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very good

418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 28
Gots: 59 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Brett-finished version of our Devotion Ale. Saint’s Devotion is bottle conditioned with brettanomyces to deepen the layers of flavor on our most hop-forward beer from Lost Abbey lineup.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-26-2008)
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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Bottleneck says 2013.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch fluffy off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Nice Brett forward aroma brings notes of green apple, pineapple and a hint of green olive.

T- Solid Brett funk in the taste lingers good and long leading to a dry finish. Tangy with some flashes of alcohol here and there.

M- Tight and snappy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- A great example of a well-made Brett beer. I really want to try a fresh bottle of this since I could see the particular Brett character working well with the hops. Alas, the bottle was this old when I found it on the shelf. Hasn't developed poorly in the bottle since the Brett was able to let go over time but the hops sure have faded to almost nothing.

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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!!

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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

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Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.