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Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey

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424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 27
Gots: 62 | 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:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-26-2008

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.
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Photo of Jonada
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle. Vintage 2013. Served in a DFH signature glass

Appearance: Pours a murky hazy golden orange color with 2 fingers of a creamy white head, with nice retention. Lots of carbonation streaming throughout the glass.

Smell: Sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Pineapple, lemon, melon, pepper and some light funk.

Taste: Lemongrass, tropical fruits, wet hay, yeast spiciness, hints of green apple. As with the aroma, the funk character is very subtle. This was a fresh bottle though, so perhaps that will develop more with some age.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the lighter side of medium with high carbonation. Finish is dry with a slight lingering bitterness.

Overall: Pretty good offering from Lost Abbey. Its worth picking up a bottle, but I wouldn't go crazy trying to seek it out.

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of elgiacomo
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle, 2013 Vintage. Served at around 45F.

Pours hazy orange/gold with a huge rocky white head. The head is impressive, slowly receding and leaving caves and crevices behind, leaving not clumps but freakin’ chunks of foam on the side of the glass.

Aroma is fruity and spicy. Tart lemon, pineapple, tropical fruits, kiwi, sour green apple, yeast, touch of vinegar, hint of funk. Brett is more in a fruity stage right now. Very good strength.

Flavor is quite fruity, sour apple, lemon, tropical fruits, melon, kiwi, spicy, yeasty, some sweetness in the middle, tiny touch tart on the finish, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

This is really good, the aroma in particular is delightful. As far as how much it differs from their regular Devotion, I can’t say, but stands up on its own as a great beer. Gonna have to grab one more to throw in the cellar and let the Brett do its thing.

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a hazy golden color with three fingers of fluffy white head.

S: Lots of citrusy Brett. I get lemon zest and barnyardy must mixed with grapefruit and white wine. This beer smells quite fruity.

T: Not nearly as dry as I thought it'd be. I get an underlying grape sweetness mixing with lemon zest and musty, funky Brett. The two compliment each other very well.

M: Medium to thick for the style (though not too thick for any deduction IMO) with appropriately high carbonation.

O: The grape sweetness and funky, citrusy Brett mix quite well together in this beer. I really enjoy it.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 Vintage - Devotion Ale with Brettanomyces

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy golden apricot in color with some golden yellow and orange highlights as well as some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of pale malts with some light fruit sweetness - pear, apple, and honeydew melon stand out to me. Then the brett aromas really start to come through as this beer warms up - contributing the funkiness and slight hints of sourness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts with some light fruit sweetness - pear and apple are present. After the malts, there is a moderate amount of brett which includes some flavors of barnyard funk and just a hint of sourness. Some light amount of herbal hops and just a touch of spicy yeast. Light to moderate lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with just a touch more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight amounts of acidic prickliness and moderate amounts of dryness.

O: There is a certain amount of delicate complexity to the smell and taste of this beer that I can really appreciate. I really enjoy brett but it is a little too dominant in the flavor for me. Definitely a beer to enjoy and fairly easy to drink, I would get another one of these and it is available at a fairly reasonable price.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Beeradelphia
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Azrael
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jvillefan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of phishbone23
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kojevergas
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 05/30/12. 6.66% ABV according to the label. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. If I remember right, this was labelled "Brett Devotion" on Lost Abbey's blackboard when I picked this up at the brewery. Expectations are very high given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as (in spite of the brewery's reputation) no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A healthy pop sounds when I remove the cork. No issues with liquid surging out or anything.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of nice soft subtle cream, good thickness, and great (~six minute+) retention - though the ABV is a mere 6.66%. Body colour is a clear pale orange-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks as it should for the style, but there's nothing striking about it. It's neither unique nor special, but I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Bretts, lemon zest, pale malts, Biscuity yeast, white pepper, and subtle spicing reminiscent of a good saison. Pear fruit. A moderate strength subtle aroma.

T: Subtle bretts, fresh refreshing lemon zest, subtle white pepper, and subtle spicing atop an unobtrusive pale malt foundation. Pear. Hints of fleeting biscuity yeast. Impeccably balanced and built. Very refreshing and masterfully executed. Its only failing lies in its simplicity, but its subtleties make up for its lack of complexity. An exemplar of the style. Very refined brett notes. Hints of crystal malt. No alcohol comes through. Restrained complementary floral hopping.

Mf: Soft and somewhat delicate. Tingly in the early acts. Somewhat buttery in the third act and finish. Slightly coarse to coax out the flavours, yet smooth throughout to aid its refreshing feel. Wet. Fleeting. Masterfully tailored to the flavour profile.

Dr: Obscenely drinkable. I'd happily down this all night. A masterfully brewed beer in the style, and one that reminds me why Lost Abbey may be my favourite brewery in California. I'd definitely get this again, preferably on-draught or with some age on it to refine the brett character. Really a solid brew all around.


Photo of Grant35
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of drabmuh
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served side by side with Devotion, in a Lost Abbey Teku because I am able to.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a white head, thin, breaks, low retention.

Aroma is Brett, and Brett c I think all the way, very powerful, very strong aroma.

Beer is light and thin and very spicy on the palate, sweet at times but the base beer is completely gone leaving me with this overly Brett beer with few describable characteristics.

Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer appears hazy and straw yellow with a thin white head that coats the glass in lacing. The aroma offers strong brettanomyces funk, malt. Smell and flavor dominated by brett. Very tasty. Light in body and easy drinking. A solid brew. I would definitely have this again.

Photo of ACY73
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of oline73
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the DC Lost Abbey tasting. Poured from a bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: This beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with wisps of fluffy white head.

Smell: I'm getting lots of brett. Very herbal with some light fruit and a mixed vegetable note.

Taste: No mixed vegetable note here. Light and floral with some sweet fruity notes. There is a strong herbal presence here too. The finish is a tad bitter and slightly funky.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very solid brett beer. Light and crisp, quite easy to drink.

Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.