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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2312) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Hazy yellow with thin white head. Tart aroma. Creamy full mouthfeel with slight tastes of peaches and citrus.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ekeane (1) - - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Pours straw/light golden. Very light bretts on the nose with slight metallic vegetation...bizarre. taste is much lighter on the bretts than i was expecting. Crisp and dry with no lingering yeast. I sip again out of curiosity rather than pleasure. There’s that metallic acidity...my less forgiving tasting friend says what we are all thinking- garbage. I remind him that poor execution often accompanies innovation. Sorry, new belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlruthven (583) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap at Alchemy. Hazy gold, soapy white head. Nose is funky brett sourness, bit of pineapple and hint of cherry. Smooth mouthfeel, but comparatively mild. I was hoping for a little more puckering of mouth. Still decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7528) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very hazy yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of Brett with a bit of a tart lemon note backed by earthy grains and grass. Flavor has a good amount of Brett with earthy grains snd grass with a hint of tart citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Pours slightly hazy lemon yellow with two fingers head. Smell is soft citrus. Taste is a bit funky, hay, refreshing but not really what you expect with brett, not sour, needs time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap. Thin bubbly white head, mostly clear golden straw yellow. Strange fruity sourness, green papaya, pears, and some grass in the aroma. Flavor is a bit sweet which is unexpected given the Brett, and there are sweet pears, slight mango and grass. No Brett, no fun. Lighter oily body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Oh, bring out the haters. We all know you’re too good for New Belgium. Sure, New Belgium is pretty middle-of-the-road stuff, and sure, this beer isn’t a pucker-your-face-off sour? But is this a terrible beer? I don’t think so. Pours a dark hazy golden with a thinnish white head. Nose is honey, pineapple, grass, and wet hay. Some slight lemon notes. Taste brings out more of the pineapple, as well as orange and mild Meyer lemon. Not super sour by any means. A bit dry and slightly tart. Tasty, easy-drinking summer beer. Slightly overpriced, but satisfying.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2012
This is pretty much the worst beer ever. Instead of finishing this, we ordered a Miller Lite, which was far less noxious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3044) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! Clear pale yellow with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is garlic, onion, and pineapple. Hmm. Taste is better, with the pineapple coming through more--tastes a lot like malty pineapple juice. Pretty gross actually.

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