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RATINGS: 867   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
750 ML bottle purchased at BevMo in Redding, CA. APPEARANCE / THE POUR: Dark golden color, looks similar to a pale ale. 2-finger white head that starts out dense, but collapses somewhat quick. Nice Brussels lace in trappist glass. Meniscus is fast rising, characteristic of a beer at 6.5% ABV. AROMA / BOUQUET: Grassy, hay, hops are in the forefront of this beer, with the 3 different yeast strains in the background. TASTE: This is more of a Belgian-style pale ale to me...Big hop presence, yet the Belgian character gives it a softness in the yeast character. PALATE: Dry entry, full-on hops astringency, black pepper mouthfeel. OVERALL: A well made Belgian ale (again I think its a Belgian-style pale ale) It is a well made beer. A good session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pitch992 (32) - SLOVENIA - NOV 28, 2015
caramel, hay, banana, leather, barnyard, some flowers. golden to orange, slightly hazy, minimal head, white foam. light sweetness, lightly sour, some flowers. medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish, slightly sweetm slightly sour. pretty well balanced, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Keg at CBC Islington. Orange, light haze, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is yeasty, spice and honey. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is spice, tangerine, yeast and candi sugar. Quite nice overall. Has that Belgian vibe they were looking for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Acid303 (568) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - OCT 25, 2015
75cl bottle, shared with friends. Served in Tulip. Pours golden-orange with white head. Both aroma and taste are candy, yeast, cereals banana and some hops. Very lemony on the palate, similar to a Saison beer. Mouthfeel is medium with decent carbonation. Nothing incredible, regular Belgian stuff is a much better option than this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5431) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at SMÖF cons 2015-10-23 AR: farmhouse yeasty, AP: golden yeasty, frothy ofwhite head F: farmhouse yeasty, wee bready, green grass - yellow, soapy,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdavidh (160) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Draft at monks cafe. Really nice, floral and fruity nose. Great almost creamy mouthfeel. Lots of lacing on the glass. Nice bitterness on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (671) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Nose is is funky, brett, tangerine, hint of white chocolate, brie, potato (oddly), lime, floral. Taste is leather, tangerine, lime, floral, lots of funk, hint of the white chocolate, greens, cereal, milky, doughy, a very dry bitter finish which has citrus rind and the faintest hint of resin. Further investigation yields grass, cloves and a little spice. A very nice beer which is a Saison to my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
750 ml. bottle split by 3 @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Presumably some years on the bottle but I cannot find any date so… Deep orange, small white head. Nose is mildly fruity, dull, metallic, sugary with herbs. Taste is sweet milky, sugary, candy cereal, sugar, dough, milky yeast, esters. Milky yeast body. Meh, I would expect way better from Lost Abbey. Possibly a fresh bottle works way better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2534) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap at Monks Cafe. Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head. Aromas of fruity yeasty esters. Slight Belgian banana yeast in there. Pretty "beery" beer. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mortlach (1470) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 6, 2015
750ml bottle (vintage 2012) shared at Brasserie 4:20 (Rome), thanks Dino! Pours amber with a minimal head. Aroma of honey, lots of oxidation, sponge cake, overripe fruit. Flavour is medium sweet, unbalanced, one-dimensional. Light body, watery, almost flat. Too much old...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at a tasting in Rome 4:20 pub on 27/08/2015, many thanks Dino for sharing this. Quite an old-vintage bottle 2012, signs of aging around the cork. Mmmmm. Anyway, pours an orange hazy bright color, tick white cap. Nice. Nose: some signs of oxidation, metal, honey. Not terrific neither that bad. Mouth: thin, easy drinking, a bit flat. I think a bit too old but still a Belgian Ale should age better.

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