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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Sampled at Port’s first anniversary celebration. Yellowish brew without much head, swet citurs aroma with some spice. Flavor is a typical belgain blonde, yeasty spicny and smooth. Finish has a little bit more hops than would you typical beglian. Very light and drinkable, but i feel bad sessioning anything with a cork.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2007
750 ml bottle from Holiday Wine. Pours cloudy copper with a thin white head. Aromas of some light fruit and a good amount of spices, coriander comes to mind. Taste i some citrus, more spices, some yeast. More hoppy than I would’ve thought. Finish is dry. Medium body. Not bad, different from what I was thinking it would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2007
750 ml bottle from my Secret Santa and shared at Columbus Tasting 8 - Pours amber with a slight white head that hangs on and laces. Aromas of green raisins, grapefruit, and a good amount of pale malt behind that. Flavors of green raisin, some citrus, pale malts, and a little spice before the citrus hops finish this off. This drinks very much like a good pale ale... Very easy to drink and quite tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
C-Bus 8 - Bottle shared by OhioDad: - thanks to Scott’s Santa: Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, some spices, citrus and pale malts. Flavor, pale malts, spice, a hint of belgian yeast, some citrus hops on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11504) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2007
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas ofstraw, yeast and citrus. Palate was light bodied, crisp and DRY. Flavors of straw, bread, light yeast and hints of grapefruit rind with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
An orange sweet smelling beer. However, i found it slightly off balanced and waay to hoppie for a belgian style. Did not fit well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2007
A golden pour, slight head. Some fruitiness, citrus, Bready, Slight yeast,somewhat subdued, But very drinkable, would have liked it to be abit heavier in alc%, but it works, and is a great drinker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3427) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle procured by golubj. Poured a dark gold/light amber; fairly large frothy/creamy head. Aroma of citrus, orange, yeast and caramel malt. Great aroma, was somewhat let down by the taste. Not bad by any means, just nothing special. Overall wasn’t too hoppy, but for the style it was. Some light flavor of yeast and citrus; some spice to it, not sure what it was exactly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 In short: Highly drinkable Belgian Ale with a fruity juicy body followed by a dry spicy/herbal finish.
How: Bottle 750ml, about 4 months old
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a small but long-lasting white head
In long: Fruity nose of orange, citrus and spices. Taste is rather dry with dry honeyed malts, orange peels, pineapples, dry grass and some dried bananas. Generous hopping that is both fruity and dry with some strong white pepper notes. Not very yeasty at all for the style. Overall as refreshing and drinkable as a Pale Ale. Great stuff from this kick-ass brewery again. Who said that in this individualistic and materialistic era one couldn’t find great Devotions anymore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5651) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
[BCTC 07] Poured a hazy, dark golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, toffee, orange peel, doughy malts, light spices, and floral hops. Taste of light vanilla, citrus fruits, coriander, pineapple, and crisp, yeasty, finish.

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