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Mo' Betta Bretta | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.54/5
Good
406 Ratings
Mo' Betta BrettaMo' Betta Bretta
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.15%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 06-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
406
pDev:
14.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
70
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 406 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of CojakSilverBack
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MusicaleMike
2.31/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a teku. Collaboration beer between New Belgium and Lost Abbey.
100% Brettanomyces fermented.

Orange gold sunset color, subtle haze in the body. Tons of bubbles risinng up to escape, with a large white head that slowly settled and left its mark on the glass. Good lacing initially, but none after the initial head dies.

The aroma in an unexciting one for the style. I believe that age has not done favors to this beer, as usually is the case. I get hints of oxidation (despite the cork and cage) aromas of white grape juice, pear, honey, and sweet creamed corn.

The taste is quite muted, just like the smell. There is a little bit of musk here, and then a bunch of fruity qualities that come off as faded. Apple, stevia, cardboard, and the body is on the lighter side.

I'm pretty disappointed with how this beer held up. The brett didn't really take over here, and I have experienced that with brett before, where it just doesn't work the way you want it to. I would not recommend this beer, especially at this point. Past its prime and the prime probably wasn't that high.

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Photo of ADTaber
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright yellow, hella chunky haze throughout the entire beer, white head on top looked bleached it was so white. Aroma was bready, but not bretty. Tiny bit of lemon wedge to it.

Taste was biscuity and bready, thick almost wheat mouthfeel. Was kinda underwhelmed with this one to say the least. Brett strain too mild.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. L: Pours hazy gold with a slight orange tint under a thin, sudsy white foam cap.
S: Saisony, tangy nose with some light barnyard funk.
T: Fruit, rich, some sweetness, tropical fruit, pineapple, orange not very tart
F: Has the Brett fine soft carbonation. The texture is superb and makes the beer. Carbonation is above average, body a hair above medium light.
O: An easy to drink wild ale but not outstanding.

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Photo of parris
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gouettn
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of indianabeerman
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonada
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375 ml bottle dated 5/24/2012 (exactly 3 years ago today). Poured into a teku

Appearance: Pours a dark golden yellow with 2 fingers of a white head with good retention. Body is lightly hazy with moderate to high levels of visible carbonation.

Smell: Lots of brett character, but more fruity than funky. Pear, pineapple, red apple, spicy Belgian yeast character, banana and lightly floral.

Taste: Apple, grain, funk, hay, pineapple and a hint of spices.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall: I remember this being very "meh" when fresh, and while 3 years of age have brought out more of the funky/brett character, it's still just good, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked & caged 375ml bottle a slightly hazed dark yellow under a 1" thick white spritzy head which fades quickly to the rim and leaves splotches of lace. Aroma is lemony, funk, wood, herbal, grass/hay and spice. Flavor is overripe peaches and apricots, along with Brett yeast. Light body and moderate carbonation. Finishes dry and yeasty.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SocalKicks
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IMFletcher
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a really pretty amber color with a white head that keeps no retention.

Not a lot on the nose. Slight yeast and lemon skin. Pretty bland.

Wow, the flavor is polar opposite of the of the smell. Very crisp hops and citrus zest. Lots of big saison flavors and nice spices. How did this not smell better?

Very nice beer, but just like all of Lost Abbeys creations, it's around $5 too expensive per bottle.

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Photo of HopHead84
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of warnerry
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of chippo33
1/5  rDev -71.8%

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Mo' Betta Bretta from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 406 ratings
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