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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of bready citrus, lemon candy and light wild yeast. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1142) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle to stange glass Brett, of course, pineapple, wheat, grape. Yellow with loads off small and medium particulates and a long lasting creamy white head. Mango, grape, and Brett.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (6602) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - Passion fruit, dried pineapple and citrus. Cloudy yellow with a thin head. Dried fruits, citrus, Sorachi hops and little else except a bit of yeast. A very mellow understated beer, maybe to much. I expect bold flavors and great sourness from a Brett Beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
This is the last note left in my text messages to myself. Huzzah!! Too bad the beer wasn’t worth celebrating. If you call a beer "Brett Beer" you should probably try and make the brett shine through a bit more. Pours pale amber. Scent is earthy and sweaty. Brett flavoring is weak. This beer is a mess. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
22oz split with my wife Served in a Southern Tier tulip A - Pours a cloudy golden straw with 2 fingers of mounded bubbles. Lots of suspended specks. S - Sweet pale malt, wheat, hay, vitamins, citrus fruit, dusty grains, slightly astringent alcohol. T - Spicy yeast, bittering and floral hops upfront, tropical fruit, lemons, limes, very sweet malts, finishes peppery with a lemon citrus kick. M - Full doughy body, bulky and smooth feel. Well this wasn’t what I was expecting. The brett was there but very subtle. It was sweet with a semi-dry finish and a bulky mouthfeel. It had a rustic sense about it but was a little on the sweet side. Serving type: bottle 01-12-2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Unfiltered and cloudy with orange and yellow hues. A bubbly clumpy white collar fades into just a few spots of film.
Nose: Mild overall for proclaiming to be a Brett beer. Faint dunk and musk in the middle. Biscuits and sourdough rolls. Old leather and chamois.
Palate: Medium to medium-light weight and on the thin side which doesn’t help carry the already mild flavors. Cornbread with a slight sour twang. Soured lemons and mandarins. Soft wheat and sourdough in the middle. Ferns in the back.
Final Thoughts: From first sniff to last quaff, I kept asking the beer “Where’s the Brett?” because I had trouble finding any. New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series usually produces more robust flavorful beers than this. Back to the brewing board maybe?
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle: golden color with a large white head. Lots of suspended particles. Nose is grainy, dusty, dirty florals/herbs, and yeast. Taste is more or less the same... gets this oddly medicinal note though. I didn’t find this to be offensive, but it wasn’t good either. Not much wild or sour comes through at all. Dissatisfaction with this installment in the LoF series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Chunky gold appearance with a medium white head. Malty and creamy nose with funky brett. Creamy flavor with a funky finish. Not bad by any means, but there’s just not much going on here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiereLuc (999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Blonde voilée, peu mousseuse. Nez fruité avec des vapeurs d’alcool... à friction! En bouche, c’est très sucré avec un fond d’alcool. Le corps est intense, l’acidité vient tardivement l’amincir. Je n’ai jamais rien goûté de tel... mais je ne sais pas si c’est positif.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Orangish yellow pour with a small head and lots of small floating sediment. Aroma was malt, citrus, belgian yeast and some brett. Taste was consistent with aroma, much heavier on the spice / belgian yeast and fruit than the sour, which was minimal. Texture was full bodied and chewy. I had let this set for almost a year before opening, and it was very smooth. Most similar to a Belgian strong ale without the high alcohol. Wildness had been tamed dramatically. Loved the beer.

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