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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9091) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1536) - Denver, Colorado, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3519) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3871) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
portableparty (1992) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a soapy white head that fades to a sudsy film and collar. Aroma is malt yeast and grain/corn. Taste is all of the above with a subtle funky tartness. Palate is thin to medium with a dry finish. This is either a very poor sour/wild or very young!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sour fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour & sweet flavor with a medium sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a soft beer for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
pours a golden yellow, slightly hazy. light white pillow head. very funky with strong brett notes, subtle tropical fruits. very brett straight forward, well blended body allowing the brett to really shine. light tropical fruit, some malt in the back. slight booze in the finish. mild to moderate carbonation. light feel. itís a brett beer, very straight forward. no frills. good stuff, but 22ozís a bit much after a while. Reviewed on: 07-02-2012

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HonkeyBra (3623) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Bright, hazed golden pour with a small head that ends up being ring around the glass. Aroma of corn husk, pale malts. I get lots of funk, grass, earth. Some fruit, some pineapple, mild dust. Flavor is surprisingly dull. Husk notes dominate. Some dusty pineapple. Thereís no real subtlety or focus. Very apparent, pervasive sugar water flavor. This is just flabby. Well carbonated, smooth mouthfeel. Flavor just isnít there. Disappointing.

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