RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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It’s an unassuming road leading to the priory. Here, off the corner of two intersecting roads, dedicated monks have been making beer for over 150 years. It’s always been a simple life – the kind that requires they brew only enough to sustain the activities of their monastery In the silence of passing seasons, they pray, they brew and retire in a solitary existence behind the sheltering walls. They live a most interesting life. Most likely one we wouldn’t sustain. Nearby, each summer, the trellised fields spring to life as rows of resinous green cones are trained toward the heavens. Rumor is some monks love these hops and being surrounded by budding yellow aromas and the leafy pungent fields inspires them. Since we weren’t sensible enough to locate our brewery near hop fields, we can only offer this blond ale in celebration of our Abbey brethren and their steadfast Devotion.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvhemert (438) - Edinburgh, - NOV 10, 2012
(750ml at Brewdog, Edinburgh) AROMA: fresh fruit, hay, bread APPEARANCE: pale, cloudy, white foam, frothy, TASTE: medium bitterness, PALATE: full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: very good balance of freshness to malt, really good blonde.


3.5
ZacM612 (799) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2017 Draft at Barleymash in San Diego. Cloudy amber with a lightly lacing head. Belgian yeast and spice aroma with a wheaty character and a slightly Brett finish.

3.5
ABS (1108) - Stokke, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle at Rickfifty's. Pours amber. Foamy, white head. Hop, resin, pine, apple. Light bitterness. Some sweetness. Tart. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007 his beer pours from 750ml caged and corked bottle a hazy light gold with another 2 finger head of foam(typical for Lost Abbey brews?) and lots of nice lacing. It looks so nice in my New Belgium chalice. The smell is fruity and yeasty and there's some funk there as well. The taste is complex. Lots of funk with peppery notes, a very pronounced hop bitterness, some malt sweetness in the background, and a tiny bit of sourness. It has a medium body and the carbonation is also medium. It finishes bitter and that dominates the aftertaste. This son of a gun, overall, is very bitter. Bitter in a way that say, La Folie is sour. It just dominates my taste buds and almost becomes one dimensional but I just can't help taking further sips. Good drinkability here? More than good.It kind of reminds me of De Ranke XXX only with more bitterness. It's like I'm drinking hop juice. I kid you not. Some may think this goes over the top and I *could* understand where they are coming from. For me, it's a hoppy delight though it should be consumed in moderation lest your taste buds be overwhelmed for a longer period of time than you wished. I favour it and recommend it. Only those adventurous need apply...

3.7
klm1 (1844) - Bled/SF, - OCT 6, 2017
Pours hazy golden with lasting foamy whitw head. Aroma: pale malt, mild grain, yeasts, fruity esters, spicy, citrusy hop profile. Flavor follows aroma. Very dry finish, slight bitter, smooth texture, medium carbonation, medium bodied

3.8
nihtila (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden. Nose is sweet yeast, orange peel, light spicy. Tastes bitter dry malty, fruits, yeast, zest.

4
superspak (6000) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was just released locally. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderately peppery yeast spiciness and light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no astringent hop/yeast flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, fairly crisp, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is an excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Really great mix of Belgian yeast complexity; with balanced bready malt and noble hops. A little too much on the bitter side for a true BPA, but it's not overdone. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example otherwise.

3.9
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Tap. Golden yellow with small head. Herbal, grassy, spicy and yeasty. Relatively light body. Citrus hops in the finish. I'm not always a fan of strong herbal stuff, but this is great. I could drink this all day.

3.5
Desverger (12907) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2017
[email protected], Clapham Junction - Golden pour with white head. Sweet malty and fruity, light honey sweetness, subtle floral hoppy accents, slight citric spice into the fknish.

3.5
melush (4689) - SPAIN - SEP 1, 2017
75cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d'Uixo, Spain Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, sweet, yeast, dark fruits, spices, citrus. Taste is malt, grain, sweet, yeast, dark fruits, spices. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.

3.4
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2017
Keg at BrewDog, Clapham, London in Aug 2017 - Hazy pale gold in colour. Medium foamy white head. Good lacing. Fruity; grapefruit and orange citrus. Yeasty. Spicy; peppery. Malty; pale malts, caramel. Hoppy; grassy hops. Moderately bitter fruity yeasty spicy throughout. OK. (2017-08)


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