Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey
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3.06/5 rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a very cloudy, pale golden orange color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a two finger pillowy white head that sticks around forever. Really good retention only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Looks to be over carbonated.
Prominent musty brett aroma with farmhouse yeast, grass, straw and light fruit. Very earthy and funky with wild bugs overpowering almost everything else. There's a touch of floral hops and light fruit but the brett dominates.
Medium body and very over carbonated taking away from the mouthfeel and flavor. Lots of dry, musty funk with the brett overpowering almost everything enjoyable about the base beer. Nice to have a little of this complimenting the farmhouse yeast but it's way too strong for my liking. Decent amount of bread/yeast flavor underneath along with grass, straw, faint peppery spice and light fruit. Once the palate adjusts to strong brett presence, the yeast, spice, apple, pear and alcohol flavors come out. Not a bad beer but overcarbed and a bit one dimensional.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2013 21:57:50 | More by corby112
3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - pours a cloudy but bright sun-like yellow color with little bits of floaters. The foam is incredibly thick and mouse like. Good retention but eventually settles leaving chunks of lacing on the glass.
S - aroma is soft. Sort of muted in truth. Faint notes of doughy bread, hay, and ever so slight barnyard funk. As it warms the fruit character starts to sing loud and clear with notes of citrus, apples, pears and white grapes.
T - flavors are crisp and quenching. Clean malty sweetness on the front end with flavors of wheat and hay. A slight zing of citrus in the center which softens as it warms allowing for sweet orchard fruit notes to shine though. Backend is has just a tinge of brett funk. Finish is long and fairly citrusy.
M - medium bodied. Slightly watery texture but in this case it gives a more refreshing quality. High champagne like carbonation.
O - nice beer. Would be especially thirst quenching on a super hot day. I am interested to see how time will treat this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2013 02:17:33 | More by Teleweizen2
3.65/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Poured into tulip glass on 9/21/13 from a bottle labeled "Vintage 2012"
A: Pours a light straw color with low carbonation. The beer is somewhat lighter than other Belgian brews (i.e. Saisons) and doesn't have its same color complexity. The beer is hazy - definitely not cloudy, but not clear either. Carbonation seems low. The beer pours with no head and only a handful of champagne-like bubbles linger after the initial pour.
S: Tropical fruits are on the forefront of the nose (surprisingly) with a hint of apple. Other stone fruits are also prominent. Little-to-no funk is evident, nor is any coriandor and/or pepper spice typical of belgian brews. This is a VERY fruit-forward nose.
T & M: Green apple and citrus fruits up-front with a healthy dose of bittering hops. I know this is a Brett brew, but I have a hard time finding any funkiness typically associated with the yeast strain. Unfortunately, my bottle seemed woefully undercarbed, which kind of messes with the palate of the beer. It almost tastes watered-down. The body of the beer is also disappointing: it's thin on the tongue and extremely dry.
O: Appearance and smell are great. Unfortunately, my bottle was undercarbonated. This gave the effect of drinking a "watered-down" beer that accentuates the bittering hops too much. I'd up the carbonation by at least 25% and provide more body to the beer so it doesn't taste so light. Additionally, I'd up the "funkiness" of a beer advertised to be Brett fermented.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2013 01:15:07 | More by MighHighBrewer
Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
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