Saint's Devotion
The Lost Abbey

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Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #26
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,301
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.05%
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
453
From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  28
Gots
  59
SCORE
87
Very Good
Saint's DevotionSaint's Devotion
Notes: A Brett-finished version of our Devotion Ale. Saint’s Devotion is bottle conditioned with brettanomyces to deepen the layers of flavor on our most hop-forward beer from Lost Abbey lineup.
Reviews: 120 | Ratings: 453 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BobbyOlson:
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BobbyOlson from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Oct 08, 2014
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gford217 from Georgia

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by RustyDiamond poured into a goblet.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big soapy white head that lingers for a while and leaves great lacing.

The aroma was sweet with light fruits, apples and pears, and some grains. The brett is really subtle and the Belgian yeast is just as prominent with a spiciness that tingles the nose. The hops were present but not dominant.

The taste was slightly more funky, especially as it warmed, but the underlying Belgian characteristics were the most dominant - Belgian yeast, spiciness with some light fruits. The hops hit the tongue right up front but fade a bit as the brett presence grows.

This mouthfeel is very light and crisp with the hops and brett playing together on the palate. The carbonation accentuates the light mouthfeel.

Not the best I've had from Lost Abbey but a very, very drinkable beer that uses brett as a subtle, not overpowering element.

Dec 13, 2008
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Grant35 from California

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Nov 29, 2012
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mltobin from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Aug 10, 2013
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HopBrain from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Sep 09, 2013
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kaelingirl from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mar 21, 2013
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KVNBGRY from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Apr 28, 2014
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KAF from Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Jul 07, 2014
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johnyb from Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Apr 13, 2013
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Halcyondays from California

4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a murky burnt orange with a huge fluffy white head, leaving some thick lace, attractive.

S: Barnyard, leather, tons of Brett with some shiitake mushrooms.

T: Great yeast flavours with rustic bread, sourdough a bit. Some floral and herbal character from the hops.

M: Crisp, medium-bodied, very refreshing, a great food beer.

O: I love regular Devotion and this is just as good if not better. Great yeast oriented flavours, pricey, but certainly worth a pickup on a single.

Mar 24, 2013
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danthehopslamman from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Aug 06, 2013
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elgiacomo from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle, 2013 Vintage. Served at around 45F.

Pours hazy orange/gold with a huge rocky white head. The head is impressive, slowly receding and leaving caves and crevices behind, leaving not clumps but freakin’ chunks of foam on the side of the glass.

Aroma is fruity and spicy. Tart lemon, pineapple, tropical fruits, kiwi, sour green apple, yeast, touch of vinegar, hint of funk. Brett is more in a fruity stage right now. Very good strength.

Flavor is quite fruity, sour apple, lemon, tropical fruits, melon, kiwi, spicy, yeasty, some sweetness in the middle, tiny touch tart on the finish, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

This is really good, the aroma in particular is delightful. As far as how much it differs from their regular Devotion, I can’t say, but stands up on its own as a great beer. Gonna have to grab one more to throw in the cellar and let the Brett do its thing.

Mar 14, 2013
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OnWisconsin from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Aug 17, 2014
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tswater from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Apr 12, 2013
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Keith_R from Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

May 07, 2013
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birchstick from Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to KevSal for the hookup on this beer!

A - Who said Lost Abbey doesn't have carbonation? This one nearly exploded when I popped the cork and gave a solid 5-finger head haha. The voluminous, airy head leaves a lot of lacing down the sides.

S - nose is lemon balm, spicy white pepper, bready/bubblegum/funky yeast notes all rise out of the glass. The Northern Brewer hops add extremely subtle, albeit detectable, minty notes mixed in with a more floral hop aroma. All of these scents are making this beer intriguing to drink.

T - refreshing soft herbal lemon flavors hit the front of the tongue. Some of the yeasty bubblegum flavors provide a transitory flavor until the dank funk brett flavors kick in. These add some light mushroom and dankness notes until some bitter, although not overly so, hops come in to finish off this beer. Nice!

M - Despite the copious amounts of carbonation that exploded out of the bottle, there is an extremely creamy and smooth mouthfeel to this.

D - This is a really nice, complex beer both with its aromas and palate. Again, big thanks to KevSal for sending this back as my welcome back to the states box!

Sep 05, 2013
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pknyc from New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Dec 24, 2013
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Floydster from California

3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of brotherliam, thanks again for trading me this bottle Bill, drank tonight from my Kapittel goblet, color is a golden orange with some lighter tones, two inch fluffy white head that lasted a few minutes, appearance was nice except for the sediment floating around from the top six or seven ounces from the bottle, could have excused that if it was from the bottom but it was not, aroma consists of apples, yeast, caramel, herbal accents, lemon, orange, sugars, earthiness, mild funk, and grapefruit, taste starts off with dryness and is rather yeasty from the get go, some citrus in the middle but still very dry, finishes dry as well with earthiness and what seemed like hibiscus even though there is no flowers in here to my knowledge, warms up with green apples and sweeter funk with that same dryness, dry, flowery, and yeasty mouthfeel, medium bodied, tons of carbonation, gushed a little bit when the cork popped, taste lingered a long time with the dryness, could have drank the bottle probably but pretty filling considering its ABV, too dry with misplaced heavy sweetness at times, not the smoothest Belgian style beer out there, the brettanomyces will probably develop more as time goes on but it is already starting to really dry things out, Devotion is not one of my favorite beers to begin with but this helps a little bit in some areas, not too bad, worth trying

Sep 21, 2009
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased in an Atlanta bottle shop and shipped home in my luggage. Corked and caged – almost impossible to open. Poured into a tulip.

I was waiting for zing or a bite that never happened. This beer starts with optimism but that vanishes as this beer fails to fully deliver. A refreshing and very juggable beer. A Belgian pale ale that could have been brewed to compete with a pilsner. I call this beer “Bret Bud.” 3.75

A – Pours crystal clear but slightly hazy in the glass. A light golden color with a half-finger white head that dissipates almost immediately (-). Some light lacing. 3.75

S – Some funk from the bret, some sour notes as well. Maybe a bit of orange. 4.25

T – Some minor tartness, malt, light hoppy bitterness in the finish. 3.75

MF – Smooth light bodied with a dry finish. Almost no aftertaste. 4.5

May 26, 2014
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pwoods from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml corked and caged brown bottle poured into a tulip. Notes.

A: Light straw color on the pour. A finger or so of light head forms and holds with some retention. A bit of lacing.

S: Soft grain and some light fruity esters. Soft and subtle Brett in the back. A bit musty and barny with the very beginnings of a light cheese in the back as it warms further.

T/M: More of the same in the flavor. Soft, pleasant Belgian malt bill with even more fruity esters. The brett is a touch bigger in the flavor with plenty of musty notes and that very light development of cheesiness. Body is medium light to light with soft, though still Belgian, carbonation.

D: Very drinkable and pretty low ABV. Tasty brew.

Nov 02, 2009
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Samuel906 from California

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not always in the mood for a bretty beer, but when I am I want it to be a BRETTY beer, and Saint's Devotion does not disappoint. Smell is Brett funk, green apples, raspberries. Taste is very funky, bitter, some anesthetic taste and lots of fruit and citrus. Feel is light cool and refreshing.

May 06, 2015
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pisano from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Dec 03, 2014
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2GOOFY from California

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

Dec 06, 2016
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.5/5  rDev -10%

May 20, 2013
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Envelopes from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

May 21, 2013
Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 453 ratings