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RATINGS: 925   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 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 (2999) - 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 (2482) - 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 (10326) - 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 (6566) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Thanks to Dragonstout. Pours a light brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is mostly cotton candy. Tastes of dark sweet fruits, Belgian yeast, vanilla, a little brown sugar. Finishes with a sticky palate, yet the sweetness is not overwhelming. Rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Tasting, courtesy of Fordest’s event. Beer #12. Rerate on 4-30 immediately after root canal. Translucent brown pour with a small tan head. Nose with dark fruits and cola. The flavor is rich with vanilla and murky dark fruits that suggest something sinister is going on here. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is long with lingering raisins and sugar cane. Overall: Another winner from the folks at Lost Abbey. Re-rate note: Drank a bottle that had a year of age on it and I absolutely loved it. Upping my rating by a point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Brown in color this poured a thin white/tan head that left little lacing. There were aromas of chocolate, fresh figs, orange zest, cinnamon sticks and a touch of bretty funk. The palate showed these darker flavors but had plenty of balancing acid. In fact, there was great balance in this beer from start to end. The flavors are fresh and finish with bitter chocolate. A very nice bottle to sit back enjoy over the night.

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