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RATINGS: 334   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (4471) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft at thirsty monk. Pours golden with a thin white head that leaves no lacing. Not much on the nose. Not much on the tongue either. Thereís a sweetness I didnít expect. I didnít get any sour notes at all. Finish is a bit watery. Itís a disappointment. Youíd expect these two to make something a hell of a lot better than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (923) - Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tap @ the thirsty monk - pours a clear gold with a finger of white head. Aroma is faint and I canít place it. This reminds me more of a saison then a wild ale since I donít find it very sour. Overall, interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (8325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Rubber and light horseblanket and lemon/pineapple aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Mildly funky, very lightly sour wheat malt flavor. Okay - not really much to get excited about though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Musty sweet citrusy pineapple aroma, and something that reminds me .. I know... it sounds strange... but of hotdogs. Golden yellow with a large white head, nice lacing. Sweet musty/funky wheat malt flavor with a light spicy grassy edge. Creamy medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours gold aroma is spicy, pepper, pinneapple, and alcohol. Flavor is much the same. Clean finisjing taste a nice brett beer i enjoyed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2012
pours a hazy straw yellow. head is large and white right after pouring but settles very thin with some soapy lacing around the edge of the glass. aroma is earthy with some hints of citrus and pineapple. funky taste of hay, along with some lemon zest on the finish. dry and slightly tart. creamy mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Citrus and fruity in the nose. Little light and flat body. Some sour on the back end just a slight funk on the side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
on tap at ChurchKey. First off this is not supposed to be a Sour beer - it is a 100% Brett fermentation using B. Anomalus (which is a more subtle strain of Brettanomyces yeast which puts off pineapple notes and is light in aroma). Donít expect the normal funky barnyard Brett notes you may be used to in other wild ales using other strains of Brett (bruxellensis, lambicus). I believe the low ratings on here are reflecting the mis-interpretation of what this beer is and how it is supposed to taste. Thus, it arrived to the table a nice golden / orange color with a 1 finger white head. Light pineapple / citrus nose. Med body - semi-dry - with clean citrus notes (including lemon & orange). Finishes semi-dry with a light funky presence overshadowed by citrus notes. When used as a primary fermentation yeast, Brett produces very clean and dry beers. Interesting and very drinkable beer - Iíll have another!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2307) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Started out promising enough- was nice to behold in the glass with a lively head and nose, but fell flat on the palate and tasted very ordinary- nothing stuck out at me.

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