Saint's Devotion | The Lost Abbey

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451 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): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by HopHead84 on 11-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
451
Reviews:
119
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
59
For Trade:
8
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Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This Belgian pale ale pours a slightly opaque light coppery color with a thin but very effervescent head. The smell is a little sour and of cherries, there is also a slight champagne like aroma. There is a slight sour flavor to the beer from the brettanomyces yeast, but this is by no means a full on sour beer. There is a bready flavor with hints of cherry, apple, and a little sweetness, that quickly finishes with a very abrupt kind of hoppy, extremely dry finish that is also reminiscent of champagne. I really never buy Lost Abbey beers because they are very expensive, but when I visited the brewery it was perhaps my favorite brewery in San Diego for beer quality alone. Mostly, I think because they have a lot of intense and very unique beers, which is my M.O. This is a very unique beer. I find sour beers sometimes a little too sour and too much like a wine instead of a beer. I like the initial flavor of this because it’s like a toned down sour beer. The aftertaste is too abrupt though and too dry for me, and although you get kind of used to it, it still detracts from the beers overall enjoyability. Not a bad beer, but definitely a little disappointing for a Lost Abbey beer.

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Photo of paresis
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ahbithwabm
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with a small off-white head fading away. Aroma has a lot of farmhouse funk, really earthy. Taste is quite simple compared to the aroma. It's somehow earthy, with strong olive notes but not much else. Slightly bitter on the aftertaste but not really dry. Not bad but the beer lacks some flavors and complexity. Also the carbonation is almost missing.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HattedClassic
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

*Transcribed by notes.*
The beer pours a fairly vigorous and fluffy white head. The beer itself is a clear gold color that looks nice.

The beer smell has a nice hoppy aroma. The hops are certainly bitter but balanced by a sugar note and tartness that I hope is the Brett.

The beer taste is pretty interesting. It's a mix of tartness with floral hops and various spices. Also, a fairly funky aftertaste.

The feel is crisp with a dry finish .

Overall, interesting taste.

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Photo of lorims
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siege06nd
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mardolin
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We're thinking this is a 2012 bottle. Enjoyed July 2015.

Appearance: Hazy yellow.

Aroma: Touch of hay, medium+ stonefruit and pear brett character.

Flavor: Follows aroma but less intense.

Mouthfeel: Crushable, medium carbonation.

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Photo of wulfie85
3.21/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deadmonkees
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The look is decent. Hoping for a little more head and lacing but decent enough. The aroma is outstanding. Definitely the best characteristic of this beer. The taste again is accurate to style but doesn't blow me away. Though it is definitely solid. Feel is again decent to solid. Overall, I would get this again because it is a solid description of the style and the aroma is outstanding. Cheers!

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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy blonde with a puffy stiff white head. 4
Lemon, a touch of Brett, and flowers on the nose - mild. 3.75
Neutral dough sweetness, slight barnyard tang, peach, lemon, and some herbs. 4.25
Light, round, smooth. 4

Light and summery. Wouldn’t have guessed Brett - it gives a slight edge of piquancy, but nothing more. The skill is in the subtlety here. 4.25

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Photo of Samuel906
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
3.95 out of 5 based on 451 ratings.
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