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Saint's Devotion | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
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
Ranking:
#10,201
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
451
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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28
Gots:
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Ratings: 451 |  Reviews: 119
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

RB

375 picked up at Bier Thirty in Bown right around Christmas. Finally getting down to opening it tonight. 3 finger foamy white head... great retention... the bubbles gradually form big bubbles that stick around forever... crusty lacing... the brew is pretty clear golden... very bubbly.

Brett, floral perfume, and tons of citrus zest... something that I am having a hard time identifying, almost tropical with a sharp minty/grassy element.

Flavor is much better integrated... lite pale maltiness with approachable brett... again a bit of floral notes move into cut hay/grass... much more drinkable than the aroma let on.

Light/medium body with a pretty good carbonation.... The aroma is pretty sharp, but the flavor makes this one pretty drinkable.

4/3.75/3.5/3.75/3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank from my Mane Liquor Tulip

A - Pours a very inviting cloudy classic Saison appearance with a murky honeycomb colour but very little head.

S - Some brett and citrus and woody oak. Quite complex

T - The taste is a little let down with no brett, a little grain and a wheat like flavour. The hop profile is dry and a little sweet. Has a sticky finish.

M - Medium body and low carbonation. A little under carbonated.

O - A decent brew but there are plenty of better examples out there. It looks and smells the part, but disappoints thereafter.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mick303
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saints devotion ale lost abbey, taste is a dry floral, mild yeasty mustiness barn hay, but restrained, tart wild apple, then a yeasty finish that goes on and on with a bit of a prickle, fair bit of carbonation and a coating tart prickle but a light enough body that is really drinkable. The nose is one of the most interesting and you get a bigger hit of the floral Brett character, the sourness is restrained on this but it balances sessionability and some nice Brett character. Recommended 3.75 4.25 4.25/4 4 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375ml brown caged and corked bottle purchased from Whole Foods SoMa in San Francisco, CA. Shared in Sydney with Sam and Rich.

Pours a hazy pale golden colour, with a big, rocky, bretty head of white that leaves caves as it bubbles away. Lacing is chunky and excellent. Carbonation is fine: body has a little heft to it, but not a huge amount.

Nose is ripe and bretty. Slight acidity, but much more estery tropical fruits. I get tinned pineapple, a little mint and rosemary, sherbet and a mineral saltiness that probably stems from the same aromas as the traditional earthy, horsey Brett notes. It smells wonderful.

Taste is much, much more subdued, without a lot of Brett character apart from an extreme attenuation which leaves the beer very dry indeed. Clean grain characters on the mid-to-late palate along with a slight clinging bitterness reminiscent of the slight mineral character on the nose. It's quite clean, but it's only decent, without the complexities or intensity of the nose.

Feel is also a little light, although it doesn't have a lot to work with anyway.

Overall, it's really quite drinkable, but it promised more than it ultimately delivered. I still like it a lot, but I was expecting a new favourite from Lost Abbey looking at it, and so I'm a little bit sore that it didn't live up to its potential.

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Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 451 ratings
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