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RATINGS: 891   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Lost Abbey’s once a year Anniversary beer. A new generation of Dark Farmhouse Belgian-Style Beer that had Brettanomyces (a special Belgian brewer’s yeast) added at bottling. (from newsletter) (from bottle: Ale Brewed with Raisins) 10 commandments: 1. The most imaginative beers are our crusade. 2. We believe we are all in this together. 3. We strive for honesty and integrity in our lives like you. 4. Fresh beer is great, aged beer is better. 5.Now that you have found us, help us spread the message. 6. There is good and evil in the world, our beers are good. 7. Passion isn’t something you can buy at the corner store. 8. We believe an inspired life is worth living. 9. Life is about choices. The Lost Abbey is a great choice. 10. We are not perfect but no one is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (1067) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2015
2013 vintage. Dark brown color with nice head. Spicy aroma with rosemary and other spices, raisins as well. Taste is full, spicy, rosemary, berries, and a coffee finish with a brilliant aftertaste. Even a hint of Jägermeister (probably the spices) First time I am not disappointed by one of Lost Abbey?s super-well-known brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dodskenta (90) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
75cl bottle shared with friend. Big dark fruity aroma with yeasty notes, sweet malts, dried plums and some spice. Complex. Flavour is sweet malty, yeast, dark fruits and brett! It really well balanced and the flavours come together very nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Dark fruit and yeast dough aroma, very dry oak and Brett finish. All the flavors meld together well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Perfect ten for Ten Commandments. All kinds of delicious aromas perking through, from funk to cinnamon to lemon peal to Belgian candy sugar. Flavor is equally as complex. To much to list ,you will not be disappointed in this purchase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3241) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thick, fizzy tan head. Tastes like smooth booze, rich, nutty, dry roasted malt, light ash, sweet cinnamon, and dried dark fruits. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like rich cinnamon, sweet dark fruits, light ash, roasted malt, light booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4241) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is oak, fig, dates, spicy yeast esters, bready malts, and faint raisins. Flavor is rich malt base, tons of dark fruit esters, crazy yeast esters, and a dry, oak finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (244) - - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 750 ml. Pours a darkest mahogany/brown color, with frothy, tan head foam that diminished slowly. The nose started with a hint of candy cane mintiness that could come from the rosemary influence, then proceeded with sweetness, and dark fruit as raisin & plum. Medium to full bodied, with a high carbonation. The taste has dark fruit flavor, added some tartness & alcohol warmth. Aftertaste is liquirish and mintiness, lingers! A quad with a lot of different tastes, maybe to much... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2104) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2015
12% abv, 75 cl bottle. A very dark brown beer with a big and light brown head. Aroma is just great, dried fruits, sweet berries, flowers, plums, also unique spicyness. Even the aroma is dark it’s still fresh. Taste has dark fruits, great sweet raspberries, some port wine. Taste is also dominated by strong spicyness, at least ginger without burning, also rosemary. Th bitterness is drying the end together with strong spices. Hint of alcohol. The great freshness is there all the time. Almost full bodied, strong carbonation, quite smooth. The great beer with a unique and marvellous spicyness, the glass is empty too soon. Spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nudiebear (236) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle shared with Meilby. Thanks! Poured a dark brown with solid head. Nose has cherries (very like raisins/almonds in glühwein mixture), dark chocolate, slight coffee. Feels like a strong drink. Tasted wonderfully smooth and left the palate refresh as after a christmas glühwein :-). Good stuff. This one’d likely go higher if re-rated. I prefer more coffee in the darkest and strongest beers I usually go for; but this is a different style. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Cork and cage bottle. 2008 vintage. Wow, this one’s at least 6 years old! Minimal pop from the cork. Uh-oh, could that signify an oxidized beer? Pours dark brown with amber hues and NO head. This is troubling, however, the nose tells an incredible story. Massively rich and complex dark fruits and spices. Layers of booze soaked raisins and dates, honey, rosemary, ginger, and allspice. Medium sweet attack. Med-full body, thick texture, minimal carbonation, and a bitter tannic finish. Almost port-like at this stage. Not getting the Brett, but this is still a great beer. Probably 2-3 years past it’s prime.

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