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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (599) - - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with good white head. Smell of hops with grapefruit and a little funk. Taste is sweet up front with some sour and tartness. Some dryness in the middle. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JAN 9, 2013
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color, with a thin white head. Lots of chunky floaties in this beer. Aromas are of hay, pineapple, sour grapefruit. Some malts in the background, as well as piney hops. Flavors are sour fruit, some citrus, barnyard. Medium mouthfeel, surprisingly thick for a Brett beer. Finished sweet, almost cloying. Ok beer to try once.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of honeyed fruits, some Brett, toast,cardboard, and some vanilla. Taste of citrus, toffee, spices, vanilla, nuts, and astringency.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
zeke626 (423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, pours a hazy yellow-brown body with a white head and plenty of sediment. Aroma of breads, barnyard funk, and peach/apricot along with a light citrus and floral hop. Taste is rather unremarkable and surprisingly not sour at all. Almost tastes like a cheap lager. Fizzy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
December 23, 2012 bottle from AV3. Orangish yellow pour with nice 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. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Seemed to be more like a saison than a sour, but was pretty good regardless.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Draught. Pours a hazy golden color with a moderate white head. Nose had a hint of citrus and some stronger sour notes, but the taste was disappointingly non-sour. It ended up just being an unremarkable beer to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy golden yellow with a medium foamy white head that laced. Aroma of pineapple, floral notes, lemon and dill. Flavor of pineapple, lemon zest, corn, light barnyard however not over the top funky or sour (wasnít really expecting sour anyway though).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jahshuwuh (386) - USA - DEC 14, 2012
Golden yellow with white head. Very funky smell up front, horse blanket, some lemon sour, pineapple. Taste is surprisingly sweet with a little sour and bitterness with a little spice. A little dry and tart finish. Decent, but wouldn't try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear garnet color with a light tan head. Plum, clove, and a whiff of black cherry in the nose. Medium bodied and slightly sweet without any acidity. Fruity black cherry and clove notes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle... Murky golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is so restrained, itís a tough one to figure out, but I finally pick up some lemon and bready yeast. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Sweet, biscuity flavor. Finishes bittersweet - way more sweet than bitter. I donít like this one much and the Lost Abbey version (Mo Betta Bretta) isnít much better. I scored that one a 2.8.


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