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Mo' Betta Bretta - The Lost Abbey

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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 18
Gots: 77 | FT: 6
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-10-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of danedelman
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-yellow with small head that quickly went away.

S-adjunct and a hint of funk. Almost like a lager smell.

T-I don't get any funk that I smelled and quite honestly, very disappointing. Tastes like a lager too.

M-mdium with low carbonation.

Not impressed at all with this one at all. Sorry.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of heddar33
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of AlexChillton
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of beef13
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of drjman
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of DavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Once again, good artwork and a good back descriptions sets up this Lost Abbey beee (whispers - and a little help from New Belgium too). From a 375 ml corked and caged bottle, on to the beer:

Pour it, swirl it, get a cloudy and murky yellow orange colored beer with a small head. Retention is fair, and is doesn't really show off with lacing. The aroma does show some of the brett, but the complexity and intendity it usually brings don't seem to be there just yet. The funk is mild, with breaks of leaves and a quick touch of manure.

It's refreshing and very crisp, that's for sure. Very appealing with its mouthfeel, so it's a little bit of a bummer that the taste doesn't meet my high expectations. A little funk rides the wave. A kiss of bubblegum, leaves, and vague spice enter the profile. Its alcohol, listed at 6.3%, does touch and go with a little solvent feel. A soft bubblegum aftertaste lingers.

Good drinking, refreshing, though could use a little time to develop.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

5/23/12, thanks MERC for sharing this
The beer pours a cloudy sunset orange with no head/lacing. The nose has a citrusy orange sweetness and funky Brett undertone. The taste is sweeter than expected with some orange and Brett mixed together. Very similar to a hefe and just as drinkable. It's sweetness helps build the medium body I prefer in a Brett beer, but isn't cloying due to the barnyard funk and notes of citrus. I like this beer and think it's relatively underrated.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Marked "Bottled 5/29/12" on the neck, this beer is pretty fresh.

A - Mildly cloudy golden blonde. Looks like a wheatbeer. A thin layer of carbonation.

S - A mixture of fruity notes, mostly of citrus and pineapple. Tangy aromas akin to a German wheatbeer.

T - The flavor is very light. Some sweet wheat notes, mild citrus. Faint fruit, skin and sweetness. Mineral water and a hint of alcohol.

M - Light bodied for sure, pleasantly carbonated. Highly drinkable body and profile. Much lighter than I had anticipated.

O - Well this beer isn't bad, but from this brewery and this style I had greater expectations and hopes. I love beers wild, tangy, funky etc. I wouldn't include this in any of those categories.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The nose on this one says nothing at all of a wild ale. It seems very much like a saison or a belgian pale ale; rather ordinary and uninspiring. Flavor is very much along the same lines with a sweet and bready character and a slight earthiness as well. If this were listed as a different style, I wonder if the scores would be much higher. That considered, I am curious how to score it, personally. I think the base beer is pretty good. There are just no wild ale tones to speak of at all.

A nice beer, but as a wild ale, very much a miss considering who is behind this one. A disappointment, unfortunately.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Mo' Betta Bretta from The Lost Abbey
80 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.