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RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage. Pours hazy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, apple, pear, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, biscuit, honey, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, dark bread, light roast, light banana, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and spice notes; with big strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, biscuit, honey, dark bread, light roast, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, light roast, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great balance and complexity of dark malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours dark brown and cloudy. Nose is reminiscent of an apple cider house. Flavors is sour and not real pleasant to me. Full body. Mild carbonation. Pluses and minuses... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1142) - BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2014
Brown amber colour, medium carbonation. Complex aroma of malts and herbs. Very spicy, a lot of anise. Good beer but a bit overspiced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (268) - - JAN 1, 2014
Drank with Thijs during darts world championship finale 1-1-2014. A beer that really grabs you. Stronger and a fuller taste than, for example, Chimay Blue. Tastes of coffee. Begins sweet. Carbonation and alcohol are very present. Heavy. Ends bitter and lightly sour. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (142) - Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of dried fruits. Initial flavor is tart with dried fruits, dark roasted malt flavors. Pleasant dark fruit and mild sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5611) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
bottle, deeper amber pour, medium bodied, possibly a tad old. caramel malts, rosemary, orange peel & pith, dark dried fruits, raisins. touch o fbretty funk. pretty nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (909) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft at brewery. The pour is a carmel color. The aroma is full of dark dried fruits. The taste is very nice. The fruit tones are amazing. Huge fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks arizvisg. 2012 Vintage. Murky brown with a dark tan head. Raisins, hyssop, turmeric aroma and after a while - a little alcohol. Tastes very fruity, dark and heavy, a little alcohol too. Full-bodied, Belgian-like, deep, spicy finish. Very complex, heavy and difficult to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel, rosemary, honey, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, honey, figs, rosemary, spices, dates. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2585) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours brown with a beige head. Slightly stramge aroma with noticable spicy notes, rosemary, caramel, malt and hints of brett. Medium sweet and quite spicy. A bit strange, but quite nice.


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