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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2008
750ml bottle @Joe’s NYC Gathering–pours a rich thin tan head that laces with color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-almost molasses/caramel, dark fruit. Taste is sweet medium malt-almost molasses/caramel, dark fruit-some tart. Mild/minimal carbonation, smooth understated and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
comes on strong with raisins, fig and sugared dates. simple spice and some more exotic fruits on the palate. a bit sweet. maybe sazz hops? it was great but the brett was a little less present that i would have liked given all the strong fruit sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeSammy (613) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Tasting at JoeMcphee’s. Loved to see that someone had brought this beer to the tasting, tough to find Lost Abbey on the east coast. Brown color, darker and and murky. Dark fruit, raisons, dates, spice, chocolate notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate and nuts. Flavor is really spicy with peanuts, ginger and cocoa. I get some ripe fruits, like tangerine and papaya. Super complex with a prickly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
750ml bottle. Medium reddish brown in color with a nice off white head. Dark fruity caramel malty aroma. Spicy nutmeg and yeasty notes. Dark fruity caramel spicy flavor. Raisins, prune and chocolate notes. Medium bodied. Light roasty finish. Very drinkable. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Sampled at Tomme Arthur Brewmaster dinner in Chandler AZ. Pours a blackish brown with a decent off white head. Aroma of rasins and yeasts. Flavor is rasins, spices, malt, and some crazy funkiness probably from the brett. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep, dark leather color. Thin, bubbly, light white head. Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar, maple syrup, and raisins. Nice mix of fruits and spices in the flavor. Pears, raisins on the fruit side. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the spice side. Roasted malt finish, very little warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1379) - Montana, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Deep amber with hints of red and an off-white frothy head. Nose of dried fruit and hints of spice. Nice fruity flavor with more fruits coming out as the ale warms. Great texture and sweetness, almost hints of chocolate that hide the higher alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
dark brown in color. sour smell. kind of clove-like with a hint of raisin. no sour taste which i appreciate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2008
750mL bottle, first bottling. Poured deep chocolatey brown with a shorter cap of creamy beige head. The aroma picked up candi sugar with dark fruity (and lesser banana) esters upfront.. warmth brought out semi-sweet chocolate covered raisin notes that I really enjoyed.. candied darker spices and a hint of molasses at the back. The flavor was heavier on the dark spicage (nutmeg really jumped out at me).. spiked raisiny sweetness and chocolate again on the middle.. finished spicy and warm with rising esters and a blast of B.R.E.T.T. funk that I was expecting earlier. Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation on the palate that clashed a bit with the esters on the back.. all in all a very good beer.

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