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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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New Belgium Brewing and The Lost Abbey brewery from San Marcos, California have a shared passion for a variety of things, not the least of which is the wild Belgian yeast brettanomyces. So they decided to join forces and collaborate. Lost Abbey Collaboration is brewed simply with pale malts accompanied by Target, Centennial and Sorachi hops for a hint of citrus. Focusing on their mutual respect for the ingredient, the spotlight shines on the brettanomyces, where a full brett fermentation offers bold pineapple overtones and funky, sour edge. The beer is a shining, golden shade and is warming and dry. Lost Abbey Collaboration is available on draft and in 22-ounce bombers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sweasy (17) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bold and yeasty but thatís about it. Was expecting more of a sour taste, but it has more of a heavy yeast with light citrus. It leaves more of a thick blanket than I prefer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle share at Proof thanks to jbruner. Clear pale yellow color with swirls of thin white head and a medium collar. Aroma is super grainey and light malt. Taste is very faintly grassy, and then some light malt sweetness. Not much else to this one. Thin watery body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (2837) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow from the growler with thin white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is really bready biscuit, a hint of mushroom earthiness. Taste follows, biscuit on biscuit on grain. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
harrymel (1540) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Alright, supposed to be a BFD. Pours a near crystal golden ale with dissipating white sheeting. Smells of manure, straw, mushroom, pear juice and unleaded (the good part) no indications of lemon for me. Wowza, sweet estery juice. Lots of sweet wheat character, yeast and saccharine like sweetness. Sooo sweet. Where did this even come from?! Hints of straw and yeast with a little lead character. Full bodied for the style with low carbonation. This beer is a disaster. Iím giving this an overall 1.0 despite any other ratings because the beer is composed poorly. Drain pour. What a disappointment for two renowned breweries. Serving type: bottle 07-13-2012

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bomber into tulip. Pours a straw color with a lasting white head. Slight pineapple/grapefruit on the nose but at the forefront of the aroma here is puke. Like actual vomit. Luckily thereís none of that in the flavor. However, there isnít much of anything in the flavor. Itís kind of vaguely saison-ish, with dusty grains and mild esters and a sort of soft tart body. Mineral water and dust in the finish, maybe a rubbery phenolic tinge. Tastes and feels dirty in the mouth.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Prufrockstar (1365) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle, shared by Greg. Thanks? This was uniformly described as some variation on "pineapple and grapefruit left out in a garbage can on a hot summer day. Incidentally, the following day when I dropped my son off at daycare, I noted that the daycare diaper-change area instantly reminded me of this beer the next day. Truly awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (554) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Draft in shaker. Ugly, yeasty, translucent. Sour, fruity nose; lemony sour milk taste. Okay, but not interesting after the first few sips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1671) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2013
22 oz bottle, aged for approximately a year and a half- Pours slightly hazy golden with a thin white head and loads of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is white wine grapes, vinegar, floral and fruity. The taste is like a sauv blanc grape, very floral and somewhat fruity, dry finish. What is really disappointing is not getting much if any brett, no basement flavors or dusty old books or barnyard funk. Very disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnielsen13 (256) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours a golden color, looks like apple juice. Aroma is citrus, sweet, funk. Flavor is funky, sweet, tart, citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5397) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of Belgian yeast, citrus, and light lemon peel. Itís a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with some Belgian yeast and some sweet honey notes. The finish has light-moderate citrus, light lemon peel, and a touch of lemon. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a little too much on the sweet side for my preferences.

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