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Devotion Ale | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
884 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:
#8,851
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
884
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
123
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 884 |  Reviews: 336
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Aml42000
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep golden color with a thick white head and sticky lacing.

S- The main component is yeast/biscuit, but some lemon aromatics as well.

T- Sweet, pit fruit on the initial sip. More tart citrus as it moves through the mid palate. A bit muddled.

M- Very crisp and clean and the high carbonation offsets the sweet flavors.

O- A very approachable Belgian Pale. Some Saison qualities as well. I'd order or buy this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of JRed
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours murky orange with large white head that stays around. Smells of apple skins, floral notes, slight funk, and honey. Tastes of apple skins, slight funk, honey, tart and some grassiness. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. A sweet treat that goes well in the summer.

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Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DaMyth
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of hayesjw
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of KyleMA
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Devotion Ale
The Lost Abbey
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
ABV: 6.25 %

LOOK: Orange colored brew with a nice white foam, leaving little lace before receding to nothing. Clarity is on the low side, looking like a yeasty belgian brew.

SMELL: Belgian yeast, apricot, orange citrus, hay, and a mild funky note as well. Interesting smells and pretty inviting.

TASTE: Brings to the palate some candy sugar, big musty yeasty funk, mild noble style hopping, and earthy qualities. There is a pretty distinct alcohol flavor as well, though the abv is at a relatively modest 6.25%. A lot of barnyard yeast driven flavors without any sourness, just light, chalky and funky. Mild peppery spice, but more or less sweet. Unique.

FEEL: Medium bodied, a bit limp with a soft carbonation.

OVERALL: An interesting take on a Belgian ale here, quite a bit musty and funky. Nothing crazy or too out of place, but compared to its Belgian brethren, this is just a bit above average.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rawfish
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of montauk7
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Wamba
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

under 10 bucks for a cork and cage 750ml at argonaut on colfax. pours a really pale blonde, brassy color, very cloudy, with a half inch white head which fades to patchy foam on top. smells like subdued spice from belgian yeast and a lot of pale and crystal malt, on the lighter side. less hops in the nose than i anticipated. flavor though is much more hoppy, citrusy in profile and hitting up front and in back about the same. grapefruit zest seems the closest, but its not quite that tart or bitter. a touch of sweetness, and great big yeast flavors round this one out. mouthfeel is very bright on the carbonation with a roughly medium body, made a bit heavier by the sediment suspended within. overall this is refreshing and tasty, but well below the excitement i get from most of their other brews that ive had. still, a nice rendition of the style, especially for an american brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

Photo of Suds
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a corked 750 ml bottle, this is a hazy light-golden brew. It presents a bright white, firm head. The aroma is pepper, yeast, pale malt, and herbal-musty hops.The taste is balanced, but maybe a slight tilt to the dry side. Somewhat tart. A fruity, citric acidity comes out in the late tastes. Hop bitterness is present in the finish. The beer's body is a little lighter than expected. Overall, this is a fine beer.

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Photo of Kromes
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy gold with a thin line of off white bubbles and lacing down the glass.

S: Bready malt, grassy hop, and a citrus spice fruitiness.

T: A sweet bready malt with a nice mellow herbal and grassy hop flavor and some citrus and apple fruit flavors. The finish is a little bitter with a Belgian clove spice lingering.

M: Light to Medium body with above average carbonation to give it a peppery feel.

O: An excellent Belgian Pale Ale. Definitely at the top of the class.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 884 ratings
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