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RATINGS: 336   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2237) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2323) - 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.

3.4
   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.

0.5
   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. Thereís 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlruthven (587) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7714) - 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.

2.6
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nickls (1944) - 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

3.5
   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 youíre too good for New Belgium. Sure, New Belgium is pretty middle-of-the-road stuff, and sure, this beer isnít a pucker-your-face-off sour? But is this a terrible beer? I donít 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.

0.7
   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.


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