Devotion Ale | The Lost Abbey

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3.87/5
Very Good
906 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,086
Reviews:
342
Ratings:
906
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 906 |  Reviews: 342
Photo of Segelstrom
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Not a huge fan of the 'light' Belgian styles (Tripel, blonde, saison, pale etc.) but The Lost Abbey really nails the styles. Really nice, easy drinking, malty and slightly hoppy pale ale.

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Photo of epyon396
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Decent, fine-bubbled head, leaving a lattice of lace. The color is dark amber. Clear.

Good Belgian yeast nose. A bit prickly.

The large gently toasted malt is all too brief. The yeast and hop are strong enough to create a lip smack. This creates a long, astringent aftertaste. Very high carbonation level. Relatively thin body.

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Photo of stevoj
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Agree with tderoeck, spicy/fruitiness lends itself towards being a saison. Pours out a rich orange color with small, clingy, soapy head. Cinnamons, cloves, citrus all come through mildly in the aroma. More citrus peel in the taste, oranges, tangerines, and some dry spiciness. Belgian ale or saison, it’s pretty good stuff.

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Photo of Studfarm69
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of CAcker
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.72/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cantal
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heygeebee
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hmmm, I normally state that freshness might be an issue when reviewing overseas beers, however with this one having Brett in it I can discount that.
Flat pour, little smell, lots of band aid and farmyard but little zest from Brett. Apart from that yes it's Belgian but not great.
Way undercarbonated :-(

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Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 906 ratings