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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1459) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Pour is dark, almost opaque with a thick head that gives way to a creamy lacing. You can tell from the smell that this is a Belgian dark ale, with a strong strawberry smell, rich caramel and a hint of alcohol. Rosemary is also present in the nose, with a hint of pine. Light carbonation with a very complex flavour - the raisins give the drink a very wine-like taste, but with alcohol spiciness, caramel sweetness and a powerful rosemary taste that I found a bit too overwhelming. Medium-dry finish. A very complex beer, that’s interesting right from the start, but becomes a bit too overwhelming as you go.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (389) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
From the bottle the color is dark brown with very little color permeating the beer, the head is thick and carmel colored, the aroma is a little sour and smells barrel aged, the taste is sour, malty and charcoal notes, but there is a fruity sour note. The carbonation is mild almost not existent. The finish I am getting rosemary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2965) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with earthy notes, nuts, roasted malts, dark fruits, raisins and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with toffee, roasted malts, peppers, nuts, dark fruits and earthy notes. Very nice Belgian strong, but not as great as I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
David46 (14) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2015
A great Belgian Strong Ale. Dark and Complex, rich spices and roasting, caramel and nuts, a little funk and earthiness. Very satisfying ale.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5305) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
I am so tired of beers that think they must use the blasphemy of some religion to make their point. Starts off with a big lovely non fading moose head. Lacing also is so nice. But that is the end of the good stuff. This is creamy but flat on the palate, comes across like a nitro or cask but its not. Yes, much more difficult than expected. Cannot enjoy. Not impressed. Weird volatile mouth coating experience. Much worse than I was expecting from LA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3905) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at THT thanks to Zer0. Murky very dark brown with off white head. Massive rosemary, caramel, flowery, honey, very leafy and herbal, light sour berries, figs, toffee. Quite sweet with herbal bitter finish. Over medium bodied. Very strong on the herbs but still decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8933) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
75cl bottle shared at Decmber THT. Average creamy tan head. clear deep burgundy pour. Some raisins. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogniskowicz (697) - POLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Szlachetny alkohol, ogromna ilość fenoli, stajnia, spocony koń, miód, suszone owoce, śliwki, guma balonowa, ziołowa nuta rozmarynu. Aromat urywa dupę. W smaku jeszcze lepiej. Początkowe muśnięcie miodem i rodzynkami robi świetne przetarcie przed eksplozją belgijskich drożdży. Niejeden braciszek zakonny w Belgii by pokiwał z uznaniem głową. Zaraz później feria suszonych owoców, lekka ziołowość i wspaniale rozwijająca się kwaśność. Wybitnie brettowa - stajenna, ale nie dominująca. Alkohol lekko grzejący podniebienie, bardzo dobrze wpasowany. Prawdopodobnie najlepszy "belg" jakiego dane mi było pić. Absolutna poezja.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
75cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a deep, dark brown with hints of garnet and a voluminous, beige head which shows a nice level of carbonation. Aroma is powerful malts, Belgian yeast dried fruits and booze. The taste is very complex with Christmas cake and almost herbal-like qualities with a fairly robust bitterness. A dense mouthfeel with good carbonation and perfect for the flavours contained within. Another masterpiece from The Lost Abbey.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a medium brown with an off white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is sweet caramel malt, various dark fruits (especially raisins) bread dough and vanilla. A bit of sourness, a tongue coating sweetness and some alcohol also present. Interesting.


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