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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Let this warm up to a little above room temperature. It tastes rather bad cold. Thanks ’TheCheeseMan!’ Pours a plum brown with a medium off-white head with some streamy lacing. Aroma is plum, raisin, and some other light fruits. Taste is metallic, raisin, dark fruits, spices, and some nuttiness. I agree with my brother that it lacks some carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Body-Dr. Pepper brown with an eighth inch head. Nose-pear, cinnamon. Taste-light dusty apple juice, prune, some tea, light bubble gum, very light metal, syrupy sweetness, flat soda, raisin, dark fruits dominate. Very fresh and medium sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2008
750ml bottle acquired in trade with footy (thanks). Poured a medium to deeper mahogany color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of raisins, yeast, cherries, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes of raisins, other dark fruits, and spices. Thinner body with the alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
She’s Ripe, Crisp, Lively, VInous and Alcohol Heavy. The richness of the dark malt and ash give a late roastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2008
Dark rusted brew with burnt orange notes around the edges and a decent 1/4 inch head. This beer has a sweet candied nose and flavors of dark fruit, brown sugar, and alcohol. The brett comes through a bit in the finish but isn’t as prominent as in other beers I’ve sampled. Good beer but not memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2412) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2008
About a 3/4 inch head of fine and creamy bubbles. Light carbonation. Nice roasted grain aroma with some chocolate, raisins, plums and a bit of cinnamon. Dark mahagony brown in color. Semi sweet flavor with more raisins, spices and dark roasted malts. Light alcohol presence late swallow. The flavors meld together very well. Creamy and buttery on the palate. Finishes silky smooth with a lingering alcohol warming and strong malt presence. A darn good belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle. Interesting beer. Aroma of plums, raisins, cinnamon, rose petals. Couldn’t detect any brett. Pours a dark, thick amber/purple with some copper accents around the edges. More tartness on the palate than on the nose for sure. Plenty of dark, alcohol soaked fruits. Plums and raisins abound. Dark, candied malt. Tart cherry skin. Rich and creamy with a buttery oiliness on the tongue. Finishes with a lasting yeasty tartness and dryness. Thanks Jonathan!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
Lots of raisins in there, i think 10% of the ingredients. Muddy dark looking with soapy head. SOur in the finish. Lots of lace. ALcohol in the nose. Nice caramel, sugar, dark fruit, rum-ness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
Fiery red/mahogany color with a tan head. Big malty raison aroma with some smoke, plums, and alcohol. Smooth taste is classic belgian strong dark with earthy, yeasty pit fruits and spices. Sweet but not overly so. Very good beer here. 11187

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
Aroma of butterscotch, caramel and malt, deep copper, pours a small toffee head. Rich malty taste, pit fruits, tangy, buttery texture, very well balanced, luscious sweetness, fine bitterness too. Wonderful! "Thou shall not "...drink this beer quickly.

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