Devotion Ale | The Lost Abbey

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Devotion AleDevotion Ale

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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

Appearance- hazy yellow and orangey, good carbonation, good head/head retention and lacing.

Smell- light fruit, yeasty undertones, fresh hop and piney scents.

Taste- Incredibly well-balanced and fresh. Just the right amount of hops and malts working together to create a complex flavor. The hops definitely come out first but it finishes out with a sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth. Other Lost Abbey beers I've had sometimes tend to be a little under-carbonated, but this one was just right.

Overall- Very drinkable and a great belgian ale. Would definitely buy again, especially during the summertime.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A clear golden yellow with a thin white head that leaves the glass messy with sticky cling.

A combination of bread, mild yeast, flowers, and a bit of bright citrus make up the aroma.

Slight Belgian yeast tang and a bit of spice present in flavor. A bit of sweet fruit and caramel malt but a very mild tasting beer in nearly every regard.

Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation.

An easy drinking though unspectacular Belgian pale.

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