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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Beautiful color, slight opaque gold, pure white head. Great Brett aroma, light funk, more yeasty aroma than the malts and hops. Flavor of warm pineapple, light tartness, and I think some age will bring out the funk more. Good mouthfeel, solid body, a clean finish. Will buy another for aging. Great with food, some triple creme cows milk cheese too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5115) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Strong aroma is mainly fruity, mostly apple with subtle notes of banana and pear; balance is yeasty and a little malty. Pours a clear, bright solar yellow with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, palest gold head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Sublime, fruity flavor has a firm yeasty note and hints of butterscotch, malt, and - is that freshly-mowed hay? Overall, very tasty and lip-smacking. Texture has good body and good fizz, making for a real winner. I love beer collaborations! I wanna see more of ’em!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pretty indistinct in the aroma for a sour ale. This isn’t bad at all, but not as good as their lychee sour we had from these guys the other day. It just doesn’t have that much bite. Still, it’s pretty darn easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a super light yellow-golden hue, the thin head resilient. The aroma is sweet, hinting at a creamy, lemony brew. Indeed, that’s mostly what you’ll get ... bright orange citrus and pineapple, cream, and a hint of wild, farmhouse yeast. (#4780, 9/14/2012)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, small white head, lacy lacing. Aroma of musty lemondrops and orange peel. Taste is dusty lemons and feet. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Sampled on 7/7/2012. This wild ale pours a light yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, a little bretty and dry. A medium bodied wild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Good carbonation. The brett seems a little less defined in this version than in the Lost Abbey beer, (Mo Betta Breeta). Nice beer. The breet does get more pronounced as it warms. A touch of funk, but not a lot of tartness. Still fairly young, but I am not sure if this one will funk up with some age. Just going to have to age a few bottles and find out I guess. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow-gold with fair, creamy, white head / Sour, skunky nose of citrus and grain / Medium to full body, creamy and resinous, with excellent balance and lightly bitter finish / Elegant, smooth, fruity, flavors of lemon, pineapple, resin, and hay / I think this is mis-classed as a sour and is going to take a beating in this category. It is a very good Belgian blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, funky brett and farmhouse smells, lemon zest, tartness, vanilla, and some fruity esters. T - Starts off with a mix of wheat, lemon zest, light spices, tart fruity esters, and a touch of vanilla. Through the middle, some funky brett comes through with some more funkiness. The finish is a mix of tart lemon, funky brett, farmhouse flavors, and some wheat. M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, funky, and dry finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice sour beer with good brett flavor. Could have used a bit more complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (351) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1459) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
August 7th, 2012 - New Belgium and Lost Abbey teaming up to make a beer is like Batman and Superman joining forces, and the effect is amplified for me since both brewers come from places I’ve lived, and places where I’ve invested a great deal of drinking and money budgeted for beer. Er, and some money not budgeted for beer. Brett beers are always a little funky, but I trust NBB to make something approachable, and this fits that description nicely. Bright and yellow with a slightly faded dandelion color around the edges, and decorated with a fuzzy, bubbly head, this is an easy beer to look at. The nose is soft and yellow, bearing gifts of pear, butter, clove and even a little elderflower - lovely! The flavor reflects this awesome bouquet. Let it warm a little bit and those soft touches of pear, honey, butter and elderflower glow on the palate. The Brett is extremely quiet. This isn’t a “horse licking beer” by any means. But the Brett does enable this levelly flavors. There’s no funk, but somehow the choice of yeast emphasizes the quirky flavors, and lets you savor and suck on that delicious braised flavor. As of August 7th, 2012 this is one of the best beers i had had in a long time.

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