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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
A true strong Belgian, just not specifically to my taste. Hint of floral on the tongue. Pungent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Really nice strong, slight bubblegum, great rasin and plum aroma. Flavors matched, somewhat earthy but added to balance. Some warmth and that helped the way this beer presntd itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
From bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a dense tan head that settles, then stays forever. Moderate lacing. Big aroma of dark fruits and spice, with a bit of bananas from the Belgian yeasts. Taste is caramel, malty, dark fruits, rich bread. Sweet. Very slight bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (881) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours dark brown with Tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some vanilla notes, raisins and citrus finish. Flavor starts off a little tart. Dark dried fruit flavors of prunes and raisins with brown sugar notes. Some alcohol in finish and some yeast flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (950) - USA - AUG 24, 2014
Dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is bready with hints of dark fruit. Flavor is literally that of liquid bread. Thick body, smooth finish with just a touch of something tart under the thick bread flavor. Heavy malt without being too sweet, very well balanced. Wife: 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a darkest mahogany/brown color, with frothy, tan head foam that diminished slowly to a persistent ring & film, and left some waves & spots of lacing on the glass. The nose started with a hint of candy cane mintiness that I may have perceived as rosemary influence, then proceeded with sweetness, and dark fruit as raisin & plum. Medium+ to full bodied, the taste continued the dark fruit flavor, added some tartness & alcohol warmth, and was more than successfully carried to the palate by a lively effervescence. Nuf said!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1389) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
Uklar mørk brun med høyt lys brunt skum som forsvinner fort. Rosiner, mørke modne stenfrukter og rødvinseddik. Kraftig smak sylig eddik sherry, noe mørk kaffebitterhet og sødme fra de mørke modne fruktene kommer også i bakgrunnen. Lite kullsyre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (608) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
Mørk brunsvart farge med beige skum. Lukter mørk stenfrukt, alkohol. Soft og medium fylde. Jeg får litt sherryfeeling. Smaker sødme og rosiner og noe alkohol. Sødme og noe bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Celest (135) - - MAY 28, 2014
Uau! A strong complex quadrupel, this brewery knows well how to brew big beers. Caramel, toffee, plum, dried fruits, candy sugar, brown sugar...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Dark velvety brownish red. Light velvety raisin smells. Smooth sweet but finishes quite dry. The dryness balances the sweet.

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