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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dark almost opaque brown. The head is thin and ivory. Raisins, toffee and caramel dominate the nose and my pour is still cold. The taste is largely raisin, chocolate with some alcohol. I have a lingering finish on this beer with a pleasant mouth feel. This is a much bigger beer than the Lost and Found on a number of levels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured a clear dark amber-brown color with a thin beige head. Yeasty aroma with darm fruits and some sweetness. Estery malt flavor with a dry finish and mild-moderate bitterness. Decent warming sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Thanks KingpinIPA for sharing this one! Pours a dark brown/black color with small head. Nice raisin,caramel and licorice aroma. Flavor is of raisins,malt,some alcohol and licorice(The taste reminded me of a jager-bomb!) Nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Huge thick, raisiny aroma with accents of creamy caramel and a hint of alcohol. The Brett yeast not that noticeable,taste was creamy dark fruit ,raisin, date,caramel and molassas, a smooth rich taste,but lacking the complexity to make it a real winner. Aroma promises more than taste delivers.Thanks Kingpin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2007
dark brown colour with a tan head that was pretty big and the fine bubbles stuck around. Slight fruit and banana aroma. There is a lot of yeast in the flavor and some alcohol at the end. Some more fruit and a bit of banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011
Date: June 09, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Noog 3D
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: clear dark brown, drippy lace
Aroma: dark fruity aroma with a light sweetness and a light spicyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, gritty brown sugar sweetness, nice dark fruity character, a touch of hot bourbon, earthy balance

Date: July 04, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: fine beige head
Aroma: starts with a strong sweet raison and dark fruit aroma
Flavor: lots of the rich ripe fruit flavor, well tempered sweetness has the raw sugar character, same hint of the hot bourbon from before, the oak shows as part of some earthy bitterness, the earthy balance is big and unexpected for a Belgian but not too out of place, the yeast shot gives a breadyness to the ripe fruit to turn it into a spicy fruit cake

Date: January 12, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: picking up a big sweet winey character in the aroma
Flavor: wine character carries through to the flavor which is still mostly dark fruits and raison

Date: December 27, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: still plenty of carbonation
Aroma: sweet fruity and winey aroma
Flavor: rich and fruity flavor, lots of raison, winey sweetness, touch of grape, background chocolate
Overall: aging well

Date: June 28, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: black, fine tan head, good carbonation
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, dark fruits, touch of winey grape, light chocolate
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate, dark fruits, raison and grape
Overall: chocolate getting stronger, carbonation getting weaker

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
thanks zeswaft. dark brown. ginger and feet aroma. way too strong and alcoholic. tastes like balls. too spicy. a few mins later it isn’t as bad, but still pretty poor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2007
750 ml corked bottle thanks to padrefan98. Poured a perfect looking deep dark brownish/black with some deep burgundy red hues on the outer edges and a creamy average size light tan head. Huge complex nose of yeast, raisins, prunes, plums, chocholate, candied sugar and red wine. Flavor was a slight step down from the aroma and although very nice just didn’t live up to that complex body of scents. Flavor as had a nice hop profile which I did’t detect in the nose. Smooth palate with just a touch of noticable alcohol warming. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1379) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Total spice aroma. pumkin, pepper. potpourri. Flavor is definitely all of the those spices. chocolate and chalk flavors too. dark fruits. i kind of like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2007
An extremely dark brown pour with a thin off-white head. Dark, spicy aroma - cardamom, cinnamon with a dash of raisins. Flavor is much the same: rich and fruity with a peppery licorice spiciness. Very good.

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