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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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4.4/5  rDev +14%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kojevergas
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.


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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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