arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok so I bought this with HIGH hopes. I mean how could the lost abbey and new belgium get together and make anything but the most awesome sour on the planet? Well I was wrong. From the time I took the beer off the shelf it was unappealing. There was a tremendous amount of yeast floating around in the beer, more than I think Iíve ever seen and past the point of reasonable. It actually looked pretty gross. I put it away in the fridge for a couple of days to let the yeast settle and then poured it very carefully. The first think I noticed was the lack of head. Absolutely zero head or lacing. The aroma smells of wheat, pineapple, yeast, and alcohol. The taste is lemon, yeast, slightly hoppy, just not very good and no hint at all of sour or the typical Brett flavor. Super dissapointing. Donít get me wrong itís not a terrible beer but I had much higher hopes for this one.
M82 (468) - Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle stored at 55-65, a bright sunny golden body with somewhat resilliant dense frothy white head, dusty funk with thick orange, pineapple, and mango rounded by a solid white doughy base, bright spice accents, fairly creamy med-med plus body, very cohesive with tickling carbonation
arnold931 (1182) - Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Parlor City. Pours mostly clear gold with nice white head and lacing. Mild aroma of pineapple. Taste is pineapple, peach and some funk. Not very sour.
Errl (2438) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is yellow with a white head..Nose is brett, fruit, spice, hay, honey...Taste is spice, citrus, honey, pineapple, hops, crisp, fruity...
flatmatt (1383) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage on tap at the Oak Cafe in Wyanndotte, one of several New Belgium beers, this one labeled 2012 Lost Abbey Collaboration Bretta - must be this one. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Light green grape aroma. Flavor is lots of citrus and green grape, lightly tart with a light bretty cracker flavor. Very enjoyable.
rdixon77 (1975) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Not bad, but a little disappointing. More like a citrus ipa with a little barnyard rather than extra bretty or sour at all.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Corn and basement notes mar the citrus fruit and herbal hops in this otherwise fluffy and soft concoction.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-The citrusy, tropical fruitiness could have been more fun.
-I would have liked a bit more acidity in the finish.
-This is so far from the original Mo Betta Bretta brewed in Solana Beach, itís unrecognizable.
slowrunner77 (9012) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Slightly let down by this beer as Iíve grown accustomed to really good sours from both NB and Lost Abbey. This was cheap for the style, but there really wasnít a whole lot going on outside of a nice farmhouse aroma. The flavor is too sweet, and not very funky or tart...though that may go away with age. I like the sorachi presence, but as a whole, this is below the standard for these brewers, and for the style."
suprchunk (2865) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy straw colored pour. Medium white head that falls quickly. Little bit of lacing. Aroma is malt with a slight lemon note. Taste is a malt bomb; sweet, caramel, slight citrus. Not a hint of tartness nor sourness. Tastes like a decent IPA with a muted hop presence. But I donít think that is what they were shooting for. Not a surprise seeing who they teamed up with for this one though.
hayduke (4444) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was given to me by the New Belgian Kinetic Sculpture team in 2014 and consumed one year later. Wonder if I wanted too long. Poured gold with haze White head. Nose of some light fruit and just a hint of the brett. Medium body Flavor is a little funky with a little citrus and again just a hint of the brett. Did it fade or was it never there. Kind of disappointing.
DrnkMcDermott (2973) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought Nov. 2012, canít decipher the date stamp. Pours bright yellow in my tulip, like a Belgian tripel. Plenty of suspended bits, and I can see sediment swirling at the bottom of the barrel. Nose is rather mild, just a hint of tartness and maybe some Belgian funky hops; just not in abundance. I guess I expect an all-Brett beer to be pretty sour, but this is more zesty. Highly bubbly, which kind of keeps the taste from getting to me. Not sour, not lactic, I guess nearly 2 years of aging makes a difference. Some strong hops listed in the mix, but they are kind of lost, too, or perhaps they are blended in with the slightly citrusy malt taste. It does taste nice, and it stands out from other beers. Mostly citrus, a bit of wit spice, and a touch of funk.Swirling the sediment for the final pours just leaves it hazy and with some yeast taste.