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RATINGS: 337   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.


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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3095) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, barnyard funk, dirty feet and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dy finish. Flavors of bread, barnyard funk and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lingering funky finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Sweet golden fruit nose, light pepper, a touch of cider. Taste is rather sweet, herbal, pepper, floral hops, estery yeast. No brett, probably wouldn’t have saved this beer anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap at CK. Pours a cloudy light golden to straw with smaller white foam. Nose is heavy lemon peel and major grain with mild urea. Smells like an export pale lager. Okayyy. Taste is sweet pineapple, sugar, some medicinal character. Mild astringent and major sugar. Don't think the Brett has done any work on this one. Probably stalled in secondary. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a bright yellow color with a decent white head. Strong malty aroma with some grassy notes. Lemon flavor. Malty notes with a light dry finish. Solid balance and very light. Great, light beer for the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Disappointed for the price tag, great head but not as exciting as I was hoping for. Go Heels.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Draft. Golden-amber beer with a cream head. Tart and light malt aroma. Brett and light spice flavor with sweet malt. Medium bodied. Brett and spice lingers with sweet malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (4116) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Churchkey, DC tap ($6): Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is just straight Belgian singel. Taste is straight up Belgian singel. Where is the sourness? Where is the funk? Where is the brett? I might have got a tinge of the funky earthiness, but just a tinge. This is pretty much the same as any Belgian blonde ale and the name is kind of a misnomer. Tis a disappointment.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JUL 3, 2012
Sharp sour cheese aroma. Smells like a sunburn. Golden with rocky white head. Sweet easy pils type malt taste. Slightly earthy. Big letdown.


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