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Mo' Betta Bretta - The Lost Abbey

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Mo' Betta BrettaMo' Betta Bretta

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 18
Gots: 78 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.15% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 390 | Reviews: 115
Reviews by SHODriver:
Photo of SHODriver
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a hazy orange with a slight yellow tint with a huge dense bone colored head with excellent retention into a Duvel tulip
S: smells fruity with a slight funk and some pale malt. spicy yeast as well
T: fruity, kinda pineappley with some spice notes more commonly found in a heffeweizen, just a bit of funk and a slight mustyness. swallow brings more sweet pineapple and fruitiness with a hint of funk
M: prickly carbonation and a somewhat light moutfeel, not quite watery but close. crisp and clean though
O: Not too bad fresh but I have a few more of these to age. good flavors and huge potential so it should be interesting to see what the brett does to this beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.6/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of goatxpower
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this at my local bottle shop

A: golden-orange. very thin white head

S: oranges, honey, jasmine, slight hint of funk. Smells like a belgian blonde

T: This pretty much tastes just like a belgian blonde. It certainly doesn't have the standard Brett hallmarks that I was expecting. There is a very subtle grassy, lemon funk in the background, but it is overshadowed by the malt. It is sweeter than I expected it to be. Maybe the brett has not developed very much.

M: Medium carbonation with a mouth-coating body. It is light, but it sticks with you

O: This is a good beer. Maybe a bit sweet for my tastes, but tasty. However, for a beer that was fermented with 100% brett, I can't really tell. Maybe it needs more time in the bottle. I wouldn't go out of my way to try this again, especially when Orval is about the same price.

Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ehammond1
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Slightly hazed golden yellow with a thick near-white head that leaves rings of lace down the glass. Very pretty.

Mild aroma, though what's here is very nice: mild citrus, mild funk, earth, and wet tree bark.

The flavor is quite nice. I've had this two times now, and this on-tap pour at The Lost Abbey is significantly better and significantly more funky than the keg pour I had at the Firestone Invitational. The flavor follows the aroma, with mild citrus, moderate bitterness, and earth dominating, with distinct Brett presence, though I belive the Brett really will develop nicely.

Medium to full bodied, slightly creamy, with moderate carbonation.

Very nice. I'd love to buy a bottle of this and just forget about it for years.

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hefty chunks of haze throughout the yellow beer, nice pristine white head on the top of it. Mild aroma, immediately was thinking more biere de garde type of thing moreso than a wild ale. Just lots of bretty and bready going on. Just the slightest bit of mild citrus, like they took 1/20th of a valencia (that's a juice orange!) rind and threw it in the barrel.

Taste, definitely not sour, again, more like a biere de garde, lots of biscuity, breadyness to the beer, thick mouthfeel. Seems like this may be uber fresh without giving time for the brett to do more of its thing. Comparing this to Sanctification does a major disservice to Sanctification. This pour, tasted nothing like Sanctification. There's no bacteria here, just brett yeast strains. Don't go into it expecting a sour beer.

Plenty gritty, teeth sticking aspect of the beer. Drank at the FW invitational. Never picked up any oak from it.

Photo of OStrungT
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy yellow color, with a thick, light yellow head. The fluffy head fades very slowly, leaving a thick lace.

This beer as a Belgain funky aroma. I detect a mild banana presence. Slight clove as well. Some coriander and grains of paradise mix in.

This beer tastes like it smells. Funky, with some banana and spice flavor.

This beer is well carbonated. It leaves a spicy, clovey aftertaste.

This beer would make a decent session beer. The funkyness might become cloying after a while though.

Overall: This beer was one of the first rare beers I learned about in 2004 when I was making my journey into craft beer. I have wanted it since then. Now that I have had it, i feel let down. it want bad, but I put it on a pedistal.

Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 3/24/12
(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy dense orange body with the second pour being chucky. There is a light beige thick meniscus of head that is supported by strands of microbubbles.

S- The aroma of boiled corn has a slightly sweet yeast aroma in the finish.

T- The over cooked corn taste has a slightly sweet green hops candy hint the turns into a pale malt sweetness as the beer opens up.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a slippery texture and no alcohol heat.

O- I’m glad I got to try this beer as it is a very interesting experiment but I didn’t care for the cooked corn flavor at all. I really like brett when it is aged in Belgian beers and perhaps a different strand of Brett would be more enjoyable but this one was tough to get through.

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Reappropriated
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everything about this beer was pretty solid. Served at Toronado SF on tap.

Smells more of a hybrid of a Belgian Strong Pale and Saison, with hints of funk and hay. Taste is much the same as the nose but more citrus. Oranges and Pineapple peeking through. Has that banana and light clove belgian finish that lingers for a while.

I'm thinking this beer needs time because the sourness rally isn't there and I'd prefer it to be much more pronounced. It's not really sour at all. Add that, and we have a home run. Mouthfeel more of a saison with that typical belgian flavor in the finish.

Very good beer but needs to be more sour to live up to it's name.

Happy to have tried this one.

Photo of AlexChillton
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Dawkins
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If the intent was to brew a Belgian style ale with a pleasant orange citrus character, understated carbonation, then they did it spot on. Smooth mouthfeel. Decent drinkability with food. If this moderately bretted ale qualifies as a wild ale, then there are funkier beers around not listed as wild ales. Thanks Robert Bland for hooking me up.

Photo of srivera14
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Mo' Betta Bretta from The Lost Abbey
80 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.