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Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey

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87
very good

417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
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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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a chunky cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Some interesting chunks of sediment sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, citrus zest, pepper, and Brett. Taste is much the same with grain and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of citrus zest bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and some solid flavors.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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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.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high fluffy off white head that took a long time to die down, leaving a large pillow in the center of the glass, a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and sides of the glass, and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts, sourdough bread, and floral hops along with some hints of sourness from the brett.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has subtle bits of sourness form the brett and some hints of peppery spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer since it seemed to have the perfect amount of brett to complement the aroma and taste.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just got this one in the mail yesterday, my last shipment from the Saints club, and I had been waiting for this one A lovely 750ml bottle, this one was served chilled and poured into an oversized wine glass. Consumed on 12/08/2008.

The pour was just slammin on this one. Rich golden amber with a nice amount of hazziness to it. An enormous head of white foam lifted up to a height of around three inches before settling down to a full inch of white and sticky foam that clung to the glass the rest of the session, nice carbonation streaking up from the inside.

The aroma was very solid. Nice light fruit notes, with a very well hidden Brett profile. Light grains and a touch of a fresh grass like hoppiness sneaking in as it warmed up. Light and delicate flavor with a crispness that was very nice. Clean with little in the way of funk showing up here. Light grains and some peach and pear/apple notes that were followed up nicely with the slightest amount of sour flavor, just enough to let you know it was there. Smooth and mellow with a light feel that was well carbonated and easy to drink.

Overall this was a good beer, not what I was expecting. I was wanting a little more out of this one, as it was just not as big of an experiment as it could have been. Still, a very good beer and not something I would turn a nose up at.

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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a hazy golden color with a massive white foam on top. The retention and head are strong on this are strong. The smell of the beer has a decent amount of Brett on the nose. The beer smells more like a Saison to me than a Pale Ale. The taste is a bit on the spicy side, the malt is good there is a subtle bitterness as well. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied and nicely carbonated. Overall it's a good brew in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, pale yellow body with a frothy, delicate, snow white head.

Smell: Let's see what we have here. Lightly malty, pleasantly floral aroma with fruity notes of pear juice and melon and encapsulated by a restrained, funky Brett component.

Taste: Slight pale malts and a meager sweetness. Floral, fruity aspects with a distant hint of spiced sourdough. Sip of still mineral water. All the while, lightly funky Brett tastes weave in and out of the flavor, imparting cotton, dust-covered cobwebs, and old leather bound books. Belated pithy, herbal hops and bitterness. Finishes bone dry and rather crisp.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: A tasty upgrade to the standard Devotion. The somewhat more subtle Brett addition allows for some fine penetrating complexities without losing sight of the original beer or suffering from lack of drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

sensational beer. I was never amazed with the regular devotion, but with the brett addition here the beer is entirely transformed. the pour is thick and hazy pale straw color with an inch of white head and amazing lacing. the nose is funky from the brett, not sour at all, but somehow very wild and farmy, summery, harvest time, I don't know, its fresh and its old world. pale malted barley and wheat malt, and a decent hopping, more than I remember in the regular devotion. the brett yeast really makes the flavors come together, tons of hay and cut grass, and a little citrus before the hop bitterness kicks in. awesome mouthfeel, really bright on the tongue, with very active carbonation and a lighter body that feels bigger than it is. I think this is so well in balance and so interesting, up there with red barn and carnivale and the other saison type beers they brew. this is an A.

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap @ Armsby Abbey at the LA/Port takeover night.

Light sticky head with lots of lacing light hazy golden wheat orange color.

Nose brings Belgian a golden ale with light malts light booze farmhouse rustic bready malts and little yeast. Some light pale spicy hops.

Taste is light crisp farmhouse ale creamy belgian malts and light wheat grassy citrus lemon zest and a very light dry brett funk little barnyard some citrus bitterness. The Brett seems to have dried off the malts some, and gave it a nice dry bready finish, but this is way too young to have a big Brett flavor impact. It leaves with a dry bitter citrus lemon finish.

Med body with decent carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good, with the nice dry finish from the Brett, and crisp ale and light pale hops. A nice drinkable beer.

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Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.