Saint's Devotion | The Lost Abbey

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Saint's DevotionSaint's Devotion

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just got this one in the mail yesterday, my last shipment from the Saints club, and I had been waiting for this one A lovely 750ml bottle, this one was served chilled and poured into an oversized wine glass. Consumed on 12/08/2008.

The pour was just slammin on this one. Rich golden amber with a nice amount of hazziness to it. An enormous head of white foam lifted up to a height of around three inches before settling down to a full inch of white and sticky foam that clung to the glass the rest of the session, nice carbonation streaking up from the inside.

The aroma was very solid. Nice light fruit notes, with a very well hidden Brett profile. Light grains and a touch of a fresh grass like hoppiness sneaking in as it warmed up. Light and delicate flavor with a crispness that was very nice. Clean with little in the way of funk showing up here. Light grains and some peach and pear/apple notes that were followed up nicely with the slightest amount of sour flavor, just enough to let you know it was there. Smooth and mellow with a light feel that was well carbonated and easy to drink.

Overall this was a good beer, not what I was expecting. I was wanting a little more out of this one, as it was just not as big of an experiment as it could have been. Still, a very good beer and not something I would turn a nose up at.

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Photo of HopHeadLouie
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I have to say this was by far the best perk of the Lost Abbey Saints Club. Probably the best use of brett that I have ever tasted. It was incredibly well balanced and integrated. The brett complimented the other flavors rather than overwhelming them. Crisp carbonation, nice hop character, a little bit of funk with just a hint of tartness on the buds and a wild horse blanket aftertaste made this one hell of a nice brew!

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Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saints' Devotion is Lost Abbey's regular Devotion with Brettanomyces added at bottling and it was created for their Patron Saints Club.

There's a nice pop when it's opened. Poured into my Bruery tulip. Appearance is a vibrant, orange/gold with a nice two finger head. Retention is very good, and the soapy lacing on the glass disappears after a minute.

I served this one too cold so I let it sit for a while and the aroma becomes more apparent. There's a distinctive Brett smell when it warms up. Citrus hops with lemon and apricot aromas. A nice yeasty spiciness and grassy, herbal aromas. There is a lot of hop character to the aroma and the Brett fits in nicely.

The taste is initially hoppy. Like the regular Devotion, Saints' Devotion is a well hopped Belgian Pale Ale, but there is an added layer of sour funk. Flavors of tart lemon, spices, and some coriander. Long bitter, dry finish with a final lingering tartness. The beer is not very sour but the Brett is definitely there. The carbonation is very good.

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Saint's Devotion from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 453 ratings