Devotion | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Belgian Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Style dry hopped Blonde Ale.

It’s an unassuming road leading to the priory. Here, off the corner of two intersecting roads, dedicated monks have been making beer for over 150 years. It’s always been a simple life — the kind that requires they brew only enough to sustain the activities of their monastery. In the silence of passing seasons, they pray, they brew and retire in solitary existence behind the sheltering walls. They live a most interesting life. Most likely one we couldn't sustain.

Nearby, each summer, the trellised fields spring to life as rows of resinous green cones are trained toward the heavens. Rumor is some monks love these hops and being surrounded by budding yellow aromas and the leafy pungent fields inspired them. Since we aren't sensible enough to locate our brewery near hop fields, we can only offer this blond ale in celebration of our Abbey brethren and their steadfast Devotion.

Added by scottoale on 04-28-2007

BEER STATS
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#15,263
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
933
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Accomplice IPA glass

L: Slightly hazed golden pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Bits of sediment.

S: Grass and yeast... light citrus and spice.

T/F: Follows the nose. Crackery grains... Belgian yeast and esters. Grass/hay, light spice, and lemon citrus. Starts out with some fruity sweetness and balanced out by bittering hops. Light bodied.

O: An easy drinking light Belgian Blond. Good flavor... very enjoyable.

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4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of mad had this in the fridge for a while paid $3.50 and the place I got it from has them for $1.50 now so I know it may be too old. Into a pint glass.
A - Still come carbonation a good sign beer itself is a yellow amber color with a ton of floaties in the glass.
S - Some sweetness a touch of herbal hops and maybe a touch of grain. It still smells rather good.
T - Still a rather tasty blonde smooth bittering hops and a nice sweet finish. Grains in check it's still worth the price for the single!
M - Quite smooth light to medium was able to drink half the glass within this review.

Overall would love to try this fresh but I see the hype a very smooth blonde/pale ale!

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Photo of bacher468
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out a mostly clear golden color with a light haze and 1 finger of white head-------------------- the aromas are of Carmel, spice, grass, hay, floral notes and light clove------------------- the flavors are of light Carmel malt and some grassy/floral notes, the beer has a thin watery mouthfeel with a prominent hop bitterness on the finish---------------------- overall this beer was good - this was a tasty blonde ale nothing fancy just a good beer on a hot day -

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4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

7/19/18...on tap at Monks in Philadelphia. Copper clear, 1/4 inch white foam. Lacing and still. Fruity malty nose. Subtle cherries. Creamy open, smooth. Some hop bitter grit, but buried. Remarkably smooth. Loads of hop flavor runs through. Fruity. Hard to say how. Exquisite.

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4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drunk yesterday at home.

There's not much to change on a decent Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Even though this page claims it to be a Belgian Pale Ale, this beer has tons of the DNA for Duvel and other BSPA. You can't go wrong with this one.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mooseo
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Belmont Station.

A clear orange copper with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks nice. The nose is soft, mildly spicy with a touch of floral honey. Clove, white pepper, sage and a little bubblegum are present. The palate opens with a firm hop character to go with the yeasty spice. Lemon and bitter root, along with grains of paradise, honey and a little bubblegum are present. The mid-palate has some honey before a long, spicy finish with earth and lemon peel. Medium-light in body and moderately carbonated, this beer is solid.

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Devotion from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 933 ratings