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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours hazy dark brown with an average, creamy, off-white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (grass), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of pears. Full bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2007
Chestnut colour with a light brown head. Malty, fruity sweet aroma with notes of raisin. Malty, dark fruity sweet flavor. Dry, light sweet finish with vague alcohol notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Courtesy of WeeHeavySD** Where do I start with this brew.The aromas coming up are sweet fruit like screaming at me and pulling me in. Pours a rich brown color with virtually no head.The flavors that came from this were ridiculous. Dark fruits, caramel and molasses and the alcohol was masked well.Finished smei, dry with a some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Dark brown pour, small brown head. Odd spice aroma xmas reminder allspice and nutmeg are present. Avg Pal. Nice flavor, well spiced, light peppers allspice and rosemary. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2007
750 from the LA Patron Saints Club. Lovely dark pour with a modest but lively head. Glints of ruby come through, and the nose is quite big and plummy, with dark fruits suggesting a grand cru. I suppose this bottle’s almost 6 months old, but I’m not getting any of the brett. Could be that the raisins are too strong - though I find them not too over the top, thankfully - but maybe this just needs more age. Quite solid, but a bit one-dimensional to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
75 cL bottle, thanks to Bierkönig. Pours hazy and deep brown with a lacing off-white head. Aroma is dried fruity and malty. Flavour is a blend of malty sweetness and something beyond this (undefineable malty/herbal note). Slight herbal note with a minor acidity into the finish, a quite dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Murky brown/ebony, light head and nice lacing. Nose of mint, cardamom and spicy yeast. The flavor is equally spicy with chewy malt, some cinnamon and nutmeg, really balanced but super spicy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle purchased at BevMo: Oceanside, CA. High expectations met with huge disappointment. Not sure if the bottle was bad or what, but this one ended up a drain pour, a shame really. Smelled of old raisins and soap, lots of soap, no I mean a whole lot of soap. Think Palmolive. The flavor is the same story. The beer is almost still with only a hint at large, yes soapy, bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Hazy red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel and liquorice. Flavour of dried fruits, caramel and liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of BierKönig, quality tasting @ Papsoe] Spare rocky white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Muddy brown color. Aroma of bread, grain, flowers, perfume, herbs, raisin, prune. Also notes like a good Port Wine. Full bodied with an alcoholic texture and an average carbonation. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor in balance. Warming spicy sweet and lingering finish. Quit nice! 28-09-2007

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