Saint's Devotion - The Lost Abbey
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4.46/5 rDev +15.2%
A - Orange-yellow with not clarity and a full finger of head. Sticky lace all over the glass all the way down. Cloudy and sediment floating around
S - Belgian funky yeast! Bread, banana, and light sugar aroma.
T - Like the smell, the belgian funky yeast dominates. And its delicious! Bananas, pears, wheat.
M - Full bodied and well carbonated
O - An absolutely great Belgian pale ale. I wish LA would produce more of this one, like in 6 packs. One can dream!
05-02-2014 04:41:41 | More by BeerDawgs
4.55/5 rDev +17.6%
A- Looks like a more orange colored white grapefruit juice in the glass, but not a spec of light can pass through it. Poured about a 1/2 finger of creamy head. Nice trailing and lacing.
S- Oh yeah, that's good. Banana, yeast, lemon, pineapple, clove, bubble gum, light tropical fruits, scuppernong grapes, and a light, beautiful funk. Super inviting!
T- Bread, grains, funk, and banana up front. Middle plays around with clove and other spices. There seems to be a kick of earthy hops right before the finish melds into a bitter grapefruit flavor.
M- Thicker side of medium body. Super drying. Aftertaste is grapefruit spiked with banana, pepper, and char.
O- This one was fun. The aromas blew me away, but you could tell every part was beautifully, and meticulously, crafted. My beer guy suggested I try this as a bridge into Saisons... Long story short, now i'm into Saisons...
04-25-2014 22:37:52 | More by tmm313
3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
Saisons aren't really my style but I did enjoy this particular one on a warm spring day.
Wet hay smells with some tropical fruit
Taste was barn yardish with a bit of kiwi and pineapple followed by the spicy ending. I had the taste of white pepper. Interesting.
Overall one of the better attempts at the style I've tried.
04-21-2014 23:36:16 | More by s8bored
4/5 rDev +3.4%
A: pours a deep orange with a finger of off white head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: smells of barnyard, horseblanket and green apples.
T: slightly tart green apple to start with some pineapple mingling about, nice funk and horseblanket flavors toward the end. swallow tastes like band aids.
M: slightly thin in the mouth with soft carbonation and a neutral finish that leans toward refreshing
O: A very nice brett beer. It's everything Brux and NB Brett Beer should have been.
03-14-2014 03:35:15 | More by SHODriver
4.06/5 rDev +4.9%
Decided it was finally time to crack this one open - bottling date is only listed as "2013." I think I purchased this, oh, maybe 6 or 7 months ago? Whatever the case, I felt this would lay down decently well over time. Poured out of a 375ml bottle into a teku glass.
In all honesty, this is a beautiful saison - golden amber in color, cloudy, with a frothy white head that rises to the top and layers itself at the center like a scoop of ice cream, with big soapy looking bubbles distributing themselves around it. Leaves behind some good lacing, but each sip does reduce the initially beautiful head quite drastically. Each swirl brings it back, but it fizzles out for the most part. It's still a great initial pour in spite of its lack of strong head retention.
Ahh, the beautiful things that happen to a farmhouse beer when the Brett reaches its peak soft spot - this one in particular displays a variety of tropical fruits, barnyard goodness, and some spiciness at the finish. Some light funk is up front (definitely leathery, and resembling some sort of wet hay), but otherwise there's some really bright notes of peaches, kiwi, lychee, and some faint pineapple. Citrusy and grassy, although nothing too extreme. White pepper, lavender, and some sort of bell pepper as well. Finishes with notes of toffee, cane sugar, and a light baking spice finish. Really refreshing and crisp, and very pleasant throughout.
The flavor reveals a little bit more of a rustic, sharp edge to the beer, as well as far more predominant notes of the Brett strain. There's an immediate fruit blast of peaches, orange, and pineapple at the front, with a finish that is grainy and dry, with peppery notes and a big grassy bitterness. Finishes with more leather, light tobacco, and some of the barnyard aromas I was picking up in the aroma. The finish is yeasty and funky, with brief fruit notes alongside toffee and a creamy, light lactic feel. Lightly smoky at the finish, with more funk, but it overall is pretty mild at the back and the whole palate feels cleansed when all is said and done. It could strive for more complexity at the flavor, but it is a nice, refreshing beer to sip on.
This is a very solid offering from the Lost Abbey, and for the price ($5.50), probably their best bargain if you're patient enough to lay it down for quite some time. I do think the Brett could produce an even more flavorful beer than this one here (as indicated by the wonderful aroma), but it's overall a tasty and good clean take on the style.
03-07-2014 02:55:18 | More by magictacosinus
Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.