Saint's Devotion | The Lost Abbey

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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:
450
Reviews:
119
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
59
For Trade:
8
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.84/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Raulsky picked up this sucker on a limb, and like an old decrepit redwood, someone should just tear this bad boi down. It's aite, but who likes just 'aite?' Bananaish on the tongue along with skunk. Or is it skunk along with banana? Taste is light to none.

Hell, Raul is tired of this doggone review. Do not get this.

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3.04/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted 22 May 2013, reviewed from notes.

The gusher of all gushers. I could tell before I popped the cork, as it strained to be released. Sure enough, the second it popped, foam starting slowly erupting out of the bottle. Pours hazy medium-pale golden yellow. But mostly it's bubbles, from start to finish. White head frothing up to the rim of the glass despite a gentle pour. Head lasts too long, leaves loads of lacing. Close to being amazing, but sometimes going just a bit too far takes you a long ways down.

Smell is delightfully fruity. Juicy sweet stone fruits, peaches and apricots. A little Belgian yeast spice. Very nice.

Taste is weird. It shows a hint of that fruity sweetness that's so potent in the smell, but that disappears quickly, giving way to a 1/4-bitter 3/4-spicy sensory assault, like chewing on lemon pepper. Strange.

Not surprisingly, it's massively overcarbonated. So much so that I can barely drink it, have to leave my mouth open after each sip to let the explosion dissipate before I swallow. Very disruptive to the beer experience.

This isn't a terrible beer. And it's got some good elements. But the overcarbonation makes it impossible for me to enjoy it, and often makes it difficult to even find the good hidden behind that wall of fuzz.

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3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I got this bottle off the Giving Tree (or whatever it was called) at the Lost Abbey Christmas in July/ Duck Duck Gooze release a couple of years back.

Clear light orange with a nice white head that has decent retention and moderate lacing. The nose has a brilliant Brett character with pineapples, tart fruit, spicy cloves, white pepper. I don't think I've had the base beer, but the Brett has completely covered it up. Some honey is present too. The palate opens way too sweet, almost like someone dumped some Splenda or Equal in this beer. Again, there's a blend of white pepper, clove and pineapple. Very highly carbonated, this beer is a little too spicy and a little too sweet for my liking. Decent.

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3.09/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy, pale golden orange color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a two finger pillowy white head that sticks around forever.  Really good retention only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Looks to be over carbonated.

Prominent musty brett aroma with farmhouse yeast, grass, straw and light fruit.  Very earthy and funky with wild bugs overpowering almost everything else. There's a touch of floral hops and light fruit but the brett dominates.

Medium body and very over carbonated taking away from the mouthfeel and flavor.  Lots of dry, musty funk with the brett overpowering almost everything enjoyable about the base beer.  Nice to have a little of this complimenting the farmhouse yeast but it's way too strong for my liking.  Decent amount of bread/yeast flavor underneath along with grass, straw, faint peppery spice and light fruit.  Once the palate adjusts to strong brett presence, the yeast, spice, apple, pear and alcohol flavors come out.  Not a bad beer but overcarbed and a bit one dimensional.  

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3.2/5  rDev -19%

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

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3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dirty light mandarin hue with the frothiest three finger head just like Mr Whippy and clingy lacing everywhere,on smell it's typical funky Brett,mangoes,fresh fruit salad and a nice barnhouse funkiness that lets you know it's a saison,the feel is just under medium bodied and lightly carbonated and to be honest I was expecting a fuller feel and the taste is nice but nothing I'm gonna rave on about tomorrow it's bubblegum,funky Brett,honey and finished with a lemon herbal hoppiness and overall out of all of their range this is the most normalmest and borinest and even though its very sessionable I won't be back for seconds cheers.

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Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
3.95 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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