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RATINGS: 911   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2012
This brew is delicious. It kinda reminds me of a mixture of brews. If you could imagine a mixture of say a dark Belgian strong ale like a Rochefort 10 and then mix it with a raisin based brew like Dogfish Head’s Raison D’Etre. Simply awesome. A Match made in heaven, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, maple sugar, a loaf of yeasty toasted bread, plum jam, and raisin jelly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (305) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
75cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a deep, dark brown with hints of garnet and a voluminous, beige head which shows a nice level of carbonation. Aroma is powerful malts, Belgian yeast dried fruits and booze. The taste is very complex with Christmas cake and almost herbal-like qualities with a fairly robust bitterness. A dense mouthfeel with good carbonation and perfect for the flavours contained within. Another masterpiece from The Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1615) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a medium brown with an off white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is sweet caramel malt, various dark fruits (especially raisins) bread dough and vanilla. A bit of sourness, a tongue coating sweetness and some alcohol also present. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
citydave (67) - - NOV 10, 2015
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (3918) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
0.75 bottle. Dark brown, whitey head. Belgy abbey yeasty spicy, dark bready malty, figsy, ripe raisiny fruityness on nose. Full bodied, bit dusty roasty, peppery, some coffeepowder even. Dark ripe fruity. A really flavourful ale, Some booze, unfortunately, not a too easy one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickTheRick (730) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Brune et opaque, la bière ne mousse que très peu et cette mousse se sauve promptement. Un bouquet très complexe constitué d’épices (muscade, cannelle) et de fruits secs (raisins) et d’herbes (romarin) est plutôt explosif lorsqu’on y plonge le pif. C’est l’aspect épicé qui ressort principalement en bouche. La bière est, à mon avis, trop gazée pour bien cerner toutes les couches de saveurs malheureusement et il y a une astringence désagréable en finale. Un peu décevant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy caramel dried fruits yeast citrus and hops flavor malts spicy caramel dried fruits citrus dark fruits spicy and hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (4600) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
10/31/2009 11:53:19 PM Bottle from De Molen. Shared it with two friends from the bottle in train to Utrecht. Dark brown body. Really sweet and malty nose with some sour notes. Taste of fruits, sugar and malts. Notes of wood. Really enjoyable and great bottle to share. (This was consumed after a beer festival--so notes dodgy at this point.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Keg at CBC St Giles, 16/10/15. Mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is dates, raisens, pinch of spice, booze exhaust, toffee, oak Wood twang, rich fruit. Taste comprises dark fruit shreds, Christmas cake avec boost, light peppery spice, treacle toffee. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol. Solid Belgian Stronge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Had 9/20/14. Tasting notes. Poured a deep brown in a snifter at home with some lively head. Aroma was solid with big spiced notes, caramel malts, sweet roll, baked bread, slight bubblegum. Taste was big malts with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, candy, bubblegum, spices, and dough. Big body, good carb. Vercy complex. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3219) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of caramel, raisin and yeast. Taste is a bit simple, with sweet malt, sweet raisin, sweet ripe fruit and sweet yeast. You get it, it’s a sweet beer.

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