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RATINGS: 817   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2007
750 ml bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks again Joey. Poured a dark ruby brown color. Head was thick and tan. It reduced over 4 to 5 minutes to a tenacious film that clung to the sides of the glass. There was a bit of lacing as well. Aroma was of brown sugar, alcohol, molasses, and fig. Sweet on the tongue, but not overwhelming, with a warm wave of alcohol. Roasty malt bitterness attenuated the sugars somewhat. Full bodied with dried fruit, alcohol, lime zest, and subdued bitter chocolate flavors. Warm alcohol lingers after the finish with a hint of citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a thin light brown head. Nice aroma of raisins, figs and brown sugar. Good flavor of brown sugar, dark malt, raisins and figs with a mild bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Bottle purchased at Hi-Times. Cloudy brown pour....light brown head. Nose is big sweet malts, toffeeish, light woodiness. Full bodied and a flavor of sweet malts, molasses, raisins....tasty. Oaky, earthy, and ultra-lightly bitter finish...enjoyed, but slightly underwhelmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle: Deep brown, somewhat muddy, large frothy light beige head, decent lacing.   Big dark pitted fruit nose, very figgy, raisins, dates, with hints of anise and brown sugar.   Very much dark pitted fruit on the tongue, mildly bready, light sweetness.   Much like a Dubbel but without the heavy breadiness.   A little bright, mildly tart.   Dark pitted fruit is quite prevalent from the start to the finish.   Very tangy, even a slight sour note is present.   While you get hit with the dark pitted fruit up front, it finishes with anise and brown sugar.   The raisin aspect is there, from beginning to end.   This is one heavy hitting Belgian style quasi-Dubbel drinking brewskie.   The 9% ABV is very well hidden.   Easy to drink, and quite dangerous.   Recommended for those who like Dubbels that aren’t overly heavy or that are too bready.   Thanks Larry for the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
This brew pours a dark deep brown that appears black at first sight. It leaves a thick tan head that clings to the glass. The aroma is prunes, figs, plums, dark pitted fruit, caramel, spicy, cinnamon, cardomon, great nose. The taste starts fruity sweet, syrup, dark toffee, espresso, roasted nuts, def herbal presence that finishes bitter almost like under ripened fruit. This is another solid brew from The Lost Abbey, I like where this beer took me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2078) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 31, 2007
purplish body with a bit of gray for a head. plum riasin fruit nose. wow, the mouthfell leaves a weird just finished a good smoke type feeling that has me feining a bit. fruit flavor is very plummy with something that reminds me of a dopplebock, but hotter, the alcohol does not hide but mixes well. great finish that does not dry me out but actually quenches well. i’m going to drink pints of this tonight if i can. 4 6 7 5 16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. Brown cloudy colour with a little head. Aroma of raisins, fruit and little paper-like. Flavour of malt, yeast and some sour maltness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is raisens, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, light brett showing with almost an oakiness. Taste is interesting, light brett tartness, light alcohol, caramel, raisens, even a little vanilla showing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
750 ml bottle; NOse of raisin pie, brown sugar, spices, and a tiny bit of funk; clear dark cherry brown with a big beige glass-lacing head; flavor is molasses, raisins, figs, nutmeg, and atiny bit of brett, but not much!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Pours cola brown with deep tan head. Great, sweet malt nose, with some dried fruit and molasses present. Definite raisin aroma there, but not overwhelming. Wow, the first sip is an explosion of complexities. Malt, natural unsweetened raisins, a hint of licorice, and a smooth alcohol warmth. Finishes with a mellow bitterness that dries the palate and prompts you to take another sip. I don’t think I’m sharing this one!

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