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RATINGS: 333   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 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 I’d 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 startin’ up. Medium body. Not quite sure what to make of this beer. I’m sure it will develop over time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4211) - 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 (2217) - 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, lot’s 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 (2578) - Linköping, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (1968) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle: Hazy gold pour with a medium white head. aroma is sweet bready malt, light melon fruitiness and yeast. Not getting a lot from the brett, though there is a light earthy edge there. Flavour is biscuity malt up front. light earthy medicinal yeastiness through the middle. hints of tropical fruit and a somewhat dryish finish. A bit underwhelming on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (215) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Worst Beer Ever? Not! This is a great summer ale with spectacular clarity, subtle hints of brett, and a perfect introduction to the farmhouse style. I am amazed that this beer is getting panned online and the Lost Abbey version is getting better ratings. At much higher cost for a smaller bottle, the Lost Abbey tastes nearly identical except that the New Belgium version actually has more perceivable malt backbone. A delicious slightly funky, fruit, brett, and hops bitterness on the finish. A VERY well balanced quaffable brew! Tasted from the bottle @ 60F.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bomber to chalice. Was really excited about this beer. But it fell pretty flat for me. Clear, light golden in color. Not much head, but nice bubbly carbonation. Didn’t pick up much on the nose- some light fruitiness & yeast. Flavor wasn’t outstanding, either- tasted more like a simple Belgian golden than something w/ a wild yeast. A bit disappointed, considering the 2 breweries involved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (4400) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours hazy golden / orange with a white head. The aroma has some earthy brett, cream, mild toast, some nectar fruits and mild sweetness. It has a medium musky body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with mushy fruits, band aids, mild funk and heavy malt. The finish adds soured fruit (not in a pleasant way), sweet/tarts, plastic and a murkiness to the flavors. Okay beer, but expected much more from who was involved with it.

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