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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured hazy, golden amber with a frothy white head. Nose had a bit of malt and fruitiness. Quite dry, very sweet, worty and lots of fruitiness. Funk was on the back burner. Earthy, and mineral-like tones. I really think this needs more time to allow the brett to shine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (822) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours dark yellow with creamy white head and average carbonation. Aroma is slightly citrusy and somewhat funky. Flavor is somewhat of pineapple and also sour. Sour finish. My first sour, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
22oz bottle. Hazy golden pour with lots of head. Aromas of barnyard, pineapple, bread, and earth. Flavor is slightly tart with some wheat and citrus. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Pours a lightly hazy yellow with about a finger of white head. Aroma of light brett, bready malt, a little fruity. Taste is light-medium sweet. Bready malt and a little fruity. Not as much brett as I expected. Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, itís ok. I just feel like this could have been a lot more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Thought Iíd rate this one before the brett really kicked in and made it too sour for my liking. Light lacing. Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a 3/4 finger thick white head. Aroma is herbal hops, light esters, and toasted grain malt. At this point, it kinda smells like a Pils. Flavor is similar to the aroma with the addition of some light sourness startiní up. Medium body. Not quite sure what to make of this beer. Iím sure it will develop over time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4804) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Aroma is tropical fruit and funkiness. The flavor is pineapple, fruit/berries, an undercurrent of malts and a mild sourness/tartness in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is mild with sweet white fruit, grapes and some light funky brett. The taste is sweet and sour with light lemons, sweet grapes and some lightly sour notes. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is long, dry and bitter-sweet/bitter-sour. Overall: I think that this is lousy as a sour ale, but quite good as a bretty saison. I like it to that extent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_511 (157) - - JUL 11, 2012
Reminds me of a funky Tripel. The brett gives the beer a slight barnyard aroma, but the beer has a fantastic spicy taste with a warming finish. Pours a beautiful yellow with a cloudy head. Overall a very enjoyable beer. Aroma: citrus, herbs, barnyard Appearance: golden, cloudy, white foam Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter Palate: full body, creamy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours a nice pale yellow with a big white frothy head. The aroma is brett, horse sweat, bready, and some fruit. The taste is much like the nose, lotís of bready brett character but no sour whatsoever. Very disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (2971) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Draught at Aces and Ales, LV. Clear, light golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma has notes of earthy and fruity brett, cereal and earthy hops. A bit bland. Taste is dry and light bitter with some earthy brett. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Too little brett character to be called a brett beer.

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