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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
samsmith33 (391) - - MAY 12, 2014
Aroma, honey, raisin, grape, yeast. ..very warm and aromatic despite being chilled. Appearance, dark brown, murky, white lasting head.Taste, dark fruits, raisin ,cherry, raspberry blueberry, dates, figs,etc. Belgian Wang is there, but not bad. Feel us creamy, thick, a touch flat. A nice strong well crafted beer. Amen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekk1978 (509) - POLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło rubinowa, klarowna niemal do końca. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i długo utrzymująca się. [5/5] Aromat: zdecydowanie alkoholowy, jednak wsparty przez całą gamę innych akcentów - rodzynki, kwiaty, drożdże, ciemne owoce, cukierki karmelizowane, czekolada, melanoidyny. Niezwykle interesujący. Smak: pełny, słodowy, słodki. Czekolada, miód, ciemne owoce, cukierki. Zaznaczona goryczka oraz alkoholowa i nieco kwaskowa końcówka. Fantastyczne piwo, do nabycia którego skłoniła mnie jego obecność w książce "1001 piw, które warto spróbować" . Po degustacji trudno dziwić się, że zostało w niej umieszczone. Jest pełne i konkretne, a zarazem delikatne. Pełne owoców i czekolady, doskonale zbalansowane według najlepszych belgijskich wzorców. Być może zawdzięcza to zastosowanym dodatkom (karmelizowane rodzynki, miód, rozmaryn), a być może dodanym do refermentacji drożdżom Brettanomyces. Zdecydowanie polecam, bo choć cena nie niska to warto odżałować taki wydatek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_inconnu (64) - SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2014
Une bičre plutôt intéressante. On sent bien les raisins et le miel, c’est un peu moins évident pour le romarin (sauf quand on le sait, vu que c’est signalé sur la bouteille ^^). Une premičre bouche trčs puissante, presque fumée sur la durée, mais qui, en disparaissant, emporte pas mal de ses saveurs avec elle. A nouveau, intéressant, mais ils auraient pu travailler la chose différamment, l’équilibrer un peu mieux

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (224) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Cloudy brown-red, tan head. Spice, honey, deep earthy tones. Predominated by sour and some sweeter notes. Long finish, mostly sour. Changes throughout the entire finish. Medium body, oily. Interesting beer, quite complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1210) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
A- pours a hazy mahogany brown with a solid finger light tan head with good retention. Decent lacing. S- raisins and honey are obvious. Banana esters and bubble gum are pungent. Some astringent, 7up, figs, overripe apple and zinc. Rosemary comes through too. Brown sugar and molasses in the back. M- medium oily body that is also lightly tacky with a medium astringent palate. Good carbonation. T- astringent, Belgium yeast, sour oak and raisins all come through at first. The mid palate has mineral water and zinc with some honey, nutmeg, rosemary and muddled spices. Ending is dry. Lots more yeast, honey, figs, wood, bubble gum and sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (552) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bardzo dobry belg. W aromacie przeważa ziołowość, z wyraźnym akcentem rozmarynu, podczas ogrzania piwo staje się coraz bardziej czekoladowe, wyraźne nuty winne, śliwkowe, czerwone owoce. W smaku bardzo podobnie, uderza rozmaryn, lekka czekoladowość, suszone owoce. Pełnia średnia, doskonale zamaskowany alkohol, niezła pijalność. Lekki kwasek od brettów.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KombatAle (119) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
750 ml bottle Brown with a small head. Nose is plums, brown sugar, dried fruits, caramel. Medium to full body. Sweet malty taste, nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hopmelater (2) - California, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Raisins, nice balance, great finish and aroma. Good sipping beer. The rosemary is faint, but preset. Hint of honey, just enough-seems like a late add. Nice with good Cuban cigar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcartamdg (2025) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a murky brown with no head. Aroma of malt, smoke and caramel. Taste is Belgian yeast, bananas, not much else, slight spices. Average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttroha (300) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Hazy brown with tan white head. Aroma of raisins. Taste of raisins and citrus. Heavy bodied with sweet raisin aftertaste.

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