Saint's Devotion | The Lost Abbey

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3.86/5
Very Good
452 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:
#11,408
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
452
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
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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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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 452 ratings