zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma is spiced with celery, hyssop, raisins, very sweet, flavor is sweet with lots of fruit, alcohol, not nice, medium bodied
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma full of dark fruits, yeast, mild roastiness, a bit of honey and some spices. Sweet flavor, malty, with honey, some spiciness, lots of raisins and some other dark fruits notes and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Medium to full-bodied.
Lore (632) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffee-like colour, moderate creamy beige head; very complex aroma of green apple, melon, some yeast, candy sugar and smokey notes; taste of intensive malty sweetness with brown sugar, apple again, roasted bitterness and minimal alcohol; not bad belgian style ale
BigMilly8 (383) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle: Pours out a dark cloudy brown color with a big fluffy light brown head. A sweet aroma with earthy tones, slight amounts of fruit and alcohol. Upon the first sip it is thicker than I imagined, but is very silky and smooth. Taste has a nice sweetness. Finishes with the same nice earthy tones from the aroma and leaves a pleasant barnyard aftertaste that lingers. Overall a very solid Belgian.
jmgreenuk (2613) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Bad Apple, Chicago. Poured a deep brown colour with no head and no life at all. The aroma is rich raisin red berry fruit. The flavour is strong bitter with a big liqourice alcohol bitter roasted malt fruity palate. A mammoth beer.
tdmuel (193) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a super dark murky brown with a big fluffy light tan head. Nose is dark fruits and berries, alcohol, light brett, candi sugar, pretty heavy spices. mint, and very herbal. Fairly sweet taste, nice bretty funk, very herbal from the rosemary and spicy, good farmhouse funkiness, dark fruits, raisins, and a nice fruity berry note. Tasty beer, but a dark saison style beer with brett could be so much more interesting.
haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark. Delightful aroma of mint, raisins, herbs, malts. Very complex. A bit of a let down on the tongue, raisiny, fruity, brett character is almost not there, also some honey sweetness. Interesting take on a good belgian.
SlackerMads (855) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2012 version. Dark brown with a large large creamy tan head. Good retention and lace. Fruity, light alcohol, rosemary, cloves, dark dried fruits, rum soaked raisins, wood, black berries, hazelnuts. Warming alcohol. Oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, full body. This is pretty spicy which I’m usually not a big fan of, but the big soft malt body can carry it in this. All in all this is some sick shit, I like it, and I find these ten commandments easier to relate to than the biblical ones.
GarrettB (843) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 6th, 2012 - Lost Abbey’s 10 Commandments is one of those beers that happily reminds the out-of-town Ratebeerian that San Diego isn’t all hops and bitterness. Along with darker, heavy hitters like brews from Alesmith, Lost Abbey is also producing the deeper beers that pair better with pinecones and fireplaces than they do with palm trees and surf boards, including the demanding 10 Commandments. The experience begins with a big, orchestral introduction: floral, sour cherry, aged cask, licorice, anise and even a faint touch of rosemary and mint. More mint and rosemary appear in the flavor, stronger than in the nose, and buoyed on a medium-soft palate. The aftertaste is defined by a long, herbal coat of licorice, making each sip like an unsweetened old fashioned licorice candy. The other prominent flavor is over-ripened dark cherry - echoes of sugars past, but more of an "ex-fruit." Herbal and punchy, this is a nice respite from the homogeny of the San Diego hops scene.
want1DIPA (150) - - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured on draft at The Lost Abbey. I loved the honey raisen taste. This dark farmhouse is a smooth sipper that I’ll be buying more of this; well done Lost Abbey!