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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
It’s an unassuming road leading to the priory. Here, off the corner of two intersecting roads, dedicated monks have been making beer for over 150 years. It’s always been a simple life – the kind that requires they brew only enough to sustain the activities of their monastery In the silence of passing seasons, they pray, they brew and retire in a solitary existence behind the sheltering walls. They live a most interesting life. Most likely one we wouldn’t sustain. Nearby, each summer, the trellised fields spring to life as rows of resinous green cones are trained toward the heavens. Rumor is some monks love these hops and being surrounded by budding yellow aromas and the leafy pungent fields inspires them. Since we weren’t sensible enough to locate our brewery near hop fields, we can only offer this blond ale in celebration of our Abbey brethren and their steadfast Devotion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2015
750mL corked & caged bottle. Bottled 11/9/14 Good loud pop on opening. Pours a hazy orange-straw body, fluffy white head holds. Aroma somewhat subdued - cereal malts, husky, hay-like, distinct yeasty spice; peppery, dough, minerals; Saison-like. Floral hops, touch of citrus. Medium bodied, lively slightly creamy carbonation, drying texture good length though. Rather pleasant on the palate - cereal grains, bread dough, white pepper, earthy spice, grassy, floral hops. Dry finish, lingering bitterness is lifted but well balanced. Something really enjoyable about this beer - not sure what really, but everything works nicely; has a certain rustic charm about it too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
procraste (443) - FRANCE - AUG 7, 2015
Relation compliquée avec celle-ci. Dégustée un peu fatigué en soirée alors que je ne pensais rien ouvrir. Déçu au départ: trop de gaz en bouche, pas assez aqueux, arôme trop simple et trop ténues, délicats ... Pour au finale, en fin de compte, l’air de rien, finir séduit par la légère amertume et le côté très aérien, de cette bière qui sait ne pas en faire des tonnes et caresser gentiment le palais de celui qui s’y adonne ... A déguster une nouvelle fois pour mieux creuser l’affaire donc ...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (856) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Clear golden white active head. Very clean slight wet aroma like a young hop field in the rain. Smooth light grain lets a light funk slide through. Clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Belgian yes! Yeasty and spicy nose with some stone fruit and candi like. Flavor a little tart and some spicy notes. Finishes sweet but not cloyingly nag. Really good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is grainy, spicy. Taste is some bananas, sweet grains, but stays dry overall. Rather crisp. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (1058) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is cloudy gold with a thin head, aroma is fruity, citrus. Taste is citrus, herbal, bitter, yeasty. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Grain earthy and malts. Not bad. Orange pour from draft at last Abby. White head. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (342) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a pale orange amber hue with a lovely white head. Head retention is amazing. AROMA: malt, citrus, tangerines, hop floral, slightly sour, light caramel, dry white wine and hop spice. TASTE: hop bitterness, spices, peppercorns, tangerines, citrus, slight tart/sour tones, herbs, caramel, earthy and malt. AFTER TASTE: hop spice, light citrus, bitterness and a very light funk with an oily yet dry finish. Great tasting brew with an amazing lacing left behind on the glass. Now to try Saint Devotion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (8005) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Don. Pours a cloudy gold with large frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is belgian yeast, spice, and toast. Medium mouth feel, similar flavors to nose, spice finish, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Tap at Backcountry. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is slightly wild, oranges, very light aromatics. Taste is light bodied, funky, thin, really kinda boring. Overall, simple.

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