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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3149) - 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 (4197) - 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 (241) - - 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 (2066) - 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 (228) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (174) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Pours dark brown body with some reddish hues. Fluffy tan head with decent staying power. Audible crackling of carbonation throughout. Yeasty aroma with spice, figs, and raisins. There’s an underlying booziness. Sweet taste of caramel and more dark fruits. Earthy, herbal finish with a prickly mouthfeel. Many complexities folded into this delightful beer, albeit, very well balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Probably best brewery in US and by my house! This one is unreal with tons of fruity esters and funk from Brett. Vicious vinious olumbrasinbcharacter. Great carbonation light and perfect carbonation. Finishes malty and balanced mouthfeel world class, or universe class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7047) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, raisins and bread. Flavour of toasted malts, sweet caramel, syrup, mild earthiness and mild spiciness. Medium bodied. Dry sweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4649) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
750 ml bottle from Bierkompass

Pours dark brown with a large foamy head. Aroma of ripe fruits, raisins, plums, wood, spices and honey. Taste is sweet, malty, ripe fruity and syrupy with notes of plums, honey and spices. Finish is warming, sweetish and malty with notes of ripe fruits, plum, honey and spices. Okay.

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