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Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey

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Saint's DevotionSaint's Devotion

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very good

406 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 27
Gots: 56 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-26-2008)
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Grant35, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

drabmuh, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tbone1384, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of ACY73
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

ACY73, Oct 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

crobinso, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

oline73, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I got this bottle off the Giving Tree (or whatever it was called) at the Lost Abbey Christmas in July/ Duck Duck Gooze release a couple of years back.

Clear light orange with a nice white head that has decent retention and moderate lacing. The nose has a brilliant Brett character with pineapples, tart fruit, spicy cloves, white pepper. I don't think I've had the base beer, but the Brett has completely covered it up. Some honey is present too. The palate opens way too sweet, almost like someone dumped some Splenda or Equal in this beer. Again, there's a blend of white pepper, clove and pineapple. Very highly carbonated, this beer is a little too spicy and a little too sweet for my liking. Decent.

DefenCorps, Jul 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

KyleMA, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JohnLynch, May 05, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Hazy golden yellow with a moderately sized near-white crown atop that leaves the glass messy with spiderwebs of irregular lines of lace. Gorgeous.

The aroma is very Brett-forward, and I like it! Along with the big funky yeast notes, there's some lemon, a bit of grass, a touch of pepper. Very, very nice.

The flavor too is very successful as the Brett is dominant and delicious. There's some hay, grass, and lemon notes sprinkled in as well, but this is an exercise in Brett done right. There's just the tiniest hint of Band-Aid flavor that lingers, otherwise, this would get an even better score.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Incredible drinkability.

A fantastic version of a somewhat boring beer. I would love for this to replace the regular Devotion, or at least be brewed again, please!

ehammond1, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of nanobrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

nanobrew, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

fultonj, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

gafferjohn, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

spycow, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jophish17, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rbrefbeerman, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

LSUPT, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sideshowe, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of emmasdad
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ken for this treat. Pours a crisp, light golden color, with a decent white head. Aromas of brett, funk, Belgian yeast, apples, pears and some nice spice. On the palate, this one is medium bodied, complex and refreshing, with bretty fun and flavors of freshly ground black pepper, crisp, juicy apples and pears, Belgian yeast and some candi sugar. ™

emmasdad, Sep 29, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chad for sharing this! Pours a murky straw color with a small white head. Scent is a lot of Brett, Belgian yeast and pepper. Other spices as well. Taste is somewhat salty initially, followed immediately by Belgian yeast and slightly tart green apples. Then I get some orange and lemon peel. Lovely pepper flavors matched with Brett. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a better version of the original Devotion. I wish they replaced it with this.

DovaliHops, Sep 15, 2011
Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.