Devotion Ale | The Lost Abbey

very good
872 Ratings
Devotion AleDevotion Ale

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: near-clear gold - wispy/cottony white head that leaves a frothy cap and moderate lace

S: musty and spicy yeast aromas - lightly floral - some light-toasted continental pale malt

T: comes across like a maltier, less-bold Duvel (and doesn't most domestic, light-colored Belgian-style ales have more of a malt presence?...) - mellow enough fusel spice - kind of a graham-cracker or Pils malt undercurrent - feel like I'm getting some Champagne-like, musty grape skin notes as well

F: light-medium body up front - smooth, satisfying, light drop to the finish - spicy warmth on the palate on up through the back of the nose

O: really good take on a Belgian pale ale - certainly one of the better domestic interpretations I've sampled

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Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
3.88 out of 5 based on 872 ratings.
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