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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2007
This brew is amazing! Pours like malted leather juice w/ it’s hazed, dark amber brown colors. Froth is medium sized w/ spattering and recedes slowly. Residual lacing consists of a full fluffy ring. Aromas of sweet malted dark fruits and cocoa. Full nectar w/ soft and fluffy creamy residual effers. It’s like the effers overcome the liquid and turn to fluffy cream. Nice! Big spicey malts w/ a dash of bakers cocoa. Mildy sweet w/ nuaces of pine, bitters, roasted coffee bean, black cherry, raisons, leather, steak. This brew has a mild roast component and delivers a peachpit style bittering that sets in mid palate and sticks. The finish is long on flavor w/ a mild sweetness and bittered perfectly. During the session I was reminded of a texture that took me a while to place. A texture so amazing and that isn’t readily produced in but only one other brew that I have had. That brew is the Westy 12. It took me two thirds of the bottle to finally remember where I had last felt that. The best thing about the W12 is it’s texture, full on cream. Perfect! 10 Commandents has that texture. Good job guys. Connoisseurs choice! Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pour is like a belgian Dark Strong, beautiful and deep brown with tan lace. Aroma is definitely Belgian with bretta sour notes. A full palate sparkles darkly on the tongue. The flavor... malt, current, tart, caramel, leather, earth. WOW! This beer is amazing. My first ever 5.0.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Great beer. Pours out dark ale with lots of head. Strong smell of raisins and malt. Very complex taste. Smooth finish with alittle fire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
homer_simpson (3) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010 does not count
WOW, I counldn’t think there could be anything better. Not even a doughnut. Ok it’s all been said in other ratings. If you ever have the chance don’t pass this one up. You will not be dissapointed if you enjoy a strong dark Ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Wow, haven’t rated this beauty. Pour is a very dark brown with a perfectly forming head of a very light tan. The head is airy, frothy, well developed and very pure and authentic...very Belgian. Perfect appearance because it looks Belgian. Nose is very expressive and lively and mainly shows the spicing (ginger, pumpkin, allspice), but it also hints of raisins, dark fruits, wildness and Belgian yeast. Flavor is very well balanced with all the elements working well together. Spicing is still the dominant factor, but the flavor still gives hints of raisins, dark fruits, herbs and yeast. Like it quite a bit, but it has aged slow. RERATE!!!!!!!&# 2008 Batch. Incredible improvement on an already great beer. This new batch is really, really terrific.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2010
10% abv. Pours a dark murky brown with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet fruit, raisins, and malt. The flavor starts as a belgian ale, and ends with a roasty flavor accompanied by notes of raisins, clove, and vanilla. An amazing brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2010
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pours dark brown, a little murky, with very thin but long-lasting head. Aroma is mesmerizing and very complex: mildly acetic with vinous fruit, balsamic vinegar, and some malts with toast and chocolate. Flavor is full of fruity esters with thick toffee and chocolate malts. Mesmerizing fruit esters (banana), peppery phenols, and moderate grassy balancing hop finish. Dry with light acidity (like vinegar qualities from the nose, but softer). Sweetness in the finish and in aftertaste along with some ethanol. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with surprisingly low carbonation - but still manages to be luxuriously textured. Overall: awesome decadent wickedly complex brew.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekk1978 (564) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło rubinowa, klarowna niemal do końca. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i długo utrzymująca się. [5/5] Aromat: zdecydowanie alkoholowy, jednak wsparty przez całą gamę innych akcentów - rodzynki, kwiaty, drożdże, ciemne owoce, cukierki karmelizowane, czekolada, melanoidyny. Niezwykle interesujący. Smak: pełny, słodowy, słodki. Czekolada, miód, ciemne owoce, cukierki. Zaznaczona goryczka oraz alkoholowa i nieco kwaskowa końcówka. Fantastyczne piwo, do nabycia którego skłoniła mnie jego obecność w książce "1001 piw, które warto spróbować" . Po degustacji trudno dziwić się, że zostało w niej umieszczone. Jest pełne i konkretne, a zarazem delikatne. Pełne owoców i czekolady, doskonale zbalansowane według najlepszych belgijskich wzorców. Być może zawdzięcza to zastosowanym dodatkom (karmelizowane rodzynki, miód, rozmaryn), a być może dodanym do refermentacji drożdżom Brettanomyces. Zdecydowanie polecam, bo choć cena nie niska to warto odżałować taki wydatek.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Ok.........I’m in love with another beer from Lost Abbey. Pours a completely NON translucent dark brown with a faint ruby hue. head was small, wispy, and beige in color. Nose was bursting with flavors of cinnamon, raisins and other dark fruits. Flavor was potent with cocoa dust, dark fruits, and.....once again.....cinnamon. I’m so glad I live in San Diego, a beer dorks heaven on Earth. Thank You Tomme (brewer).

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