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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:
#8,821
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
884
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange/gold with a medium sized creamy white head that fades rather quickly.

Spicy hops on the nose. There is also a Brett type aroma, ala Orval. However, from what I can find online, there is no Brett in Devotion. Smells good, complex enough to keep going back for more.

Belgian yeast fruitiness, i.e. clove, banana, bubble gum, etc., is subdued, as it should be in a BPA, which I believe makes this style, and this beer, extremely drinkable. In the flavor there is some vanilla, spicy hops, lemon zest that comes and goes very quickly, a very mild acetic note, and the finish is a pleasant bitterness.

I'm loving Devotion, very complex for such a simple beer. With each sip you'll pick up new flavors and aromas that you didn't get in the last. I wish I had another 750.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dark golden color. Has a nice, creamy yellow-white head that is long lasting and leaves very good lacing.

A fruity and spicy nose: It smells more like a Belgian tripel than expected, but there are plenty of hops in the taste.

Medium body; excellent carbonation. Very smooth.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, light golden shade with a retentive creamy white head with a lasting lace.

S - Floral in the nose, spicy, yeasty.

T - Peach and citrus to begin, then comes the herbal notes and clove spiciness.

M - Low carbonation, medium body. Typical of the style.

O - Very easy drinking pale ale, characteristically Belgian.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip; no dating on the label or bottle. Hazy light orange body with a thick 4-finger, off-white head. Excellent retention and nice lacing. One of the thickest creamy, foam caps I've ever had.

Zesty, spicy aroma from the yeast and hops. Slightly grassy hop notes with a citrus, mostly lemon, note mixed in. Smells like a bit of sweet malt in the background.

The tastes follows the aroma very closely. The spices are a bit more peppery on the tongue than the nose, and push the hops to the background. Still, a bit of lemon zest and a touch of sweetness comes through in the end.

A little thicker consistency in the mouthfeel than I expected, but still very drinkable. Another solid brew from Lost Abbey.

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

9/18/2011

On tap at Lost Abbey.

A: Bright orange with an inch of soapy froth. Great retention and lots of lacing.

S: Floral and grassy hops with peppery phenolics. The hops are expressive and bright. Citrus is redolent of orange and pear. Malt is cracker and bread.

T: Bready malt with a lower moderate bitterness. There's a pervasive floral presence with spicy notes. Grassiness blends with pepper-like phenols. I get orange and a little melon.

M: Lower medium in body with an upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: A refreshing and highly drinkable hoppy Belgian Pale Ale.

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