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RATINGS: 940   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogniskowicz (720) - POLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Szlachetny alkohol, ogromna ilość fenoli, stajnia, spocony koń, miód, suszone owoce, śliwki, guma balonowa, ziołowa nuta rozmarynu. Aromat urywa dupę. W smaku jeszcze lepiej. Początkowe muśnięcie miodem i rodzynkami robi świetne przetarcie przed eksplozją belgijskich drożdży. Niejeden braciszek zakonny w Belgii by pokiwał z uznaniem głową. Zaraz później feria suszonych owoców, lekka ziołowość i wspaniale rozwijająca się kwaśność. Wybitnie brettowa - stajenna, ale nie dominująca. Alkohol lekko grzejący podniebienie, bardzo dobrze wpasowany. Prawdopodobnie najlepszy "belg" jakiego dane mi było pić. Absolutna poezja.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Rating #1935 - 2015.09.25 - #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 35 - Bottle (2008) from Brouwer’s Cafe. Dark black pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite Brettyy. Full bodied. Creamy, buttery mouthfeel. Taste is ripened peaches, currant, raisin, spiciness, decent level of funk. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (504) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle at home. 500th rating and 1st wage from mad scientist. Dark brown colour a finger lightbrown head. Nose is dried fruits, light sourness, light booze and herbs. Taste is medium sweetness, low bitterness, herby, complex and very longlasting. Dried fruits, bread peel. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
RFD Pizza Port/Port/Lost Abbey tastin 6/20 - I forgot to take notes on this beer beacuse it was so good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Courtesy of BBB63

The aroma consists of caramel, chocolate, plum, raisin, and moderate alcohol. It pours a muddy orangish-brown with a small tightly bubbled beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate, plum, and raisin with some faint smokiness in the background. It finishes somewhat sweet with notes of candi sugar, light spice, and faint alcohol. Looks like I dig this more than most.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Yeah, man. This sauce is boss. A great balance of swimming raisins, dark cherry, molasses and smoke. As strong as it is, a very great everyday beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Dark brown with good, foamy beige head / Sweet, dark fruit nose / Full bodied, moderately sweet and chewy, very malty with good hop balance, and long finish / Complex, mellow, flavors of raisins, dates, brown sugar, roast barley, and grass / Outstanding. Not picking up the brettanomyces but maybe just adding to the complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2009
2008 bottle. Pour is a hazy, very dark garnet color with a head which is tan, full, pillowy, and a bit rocky and does leave a thin, lasting, foamy layer and tight, sporadic lace. Nose is interesting with so many complexities; the brett is apparent with noticeable tart notes (overripe cherries) and some earthy funkiness, the raisin is also apparent, wisps of alcohol, yeast is all over the place (dust, cobwebs, bready), notes of fresh herbs (sage [apparently rosemary?]), hints of leather, and light notes of toasted caramel and toasted oak. Flavor is similar but better than expected with a rich malt base for all the complexity; toasted caramel, light anise, dark honey (is that possible?), raisin bread, leather, similar yeast notes, coriander, potent herb notes (rosemary), very light wet earth notes, hints of almonds, toffee, and the brett creating an almost vinous aspect to the already complex beer. I had originally given the flavor a 9 but after I listed 13 different flavors I could taste, I had to give it a 10 based on complexity. Palate is nice with a moderately full body, nearly lively carbonation, and a velvety and round mouthfeel; dryness in the finish and very light warmth long after the finish is complete. The finish is long and drying out slightly but, even with all the other complexities, is still sweet; notes of spicy rosemary, toffee and caramel, light oak notes, almond, dry honey, and cinnamon? Truly a remarkable beer in the fact that it is dark and sweet but also takes the brett character to create a beer which is completely unique and very complex. Usually these dark farmhouse-type beers tend to be dry and not complex but this one was neither. Another note... honey in most beers I am opposed to because it brings unnecessary residual sweetness and intense dryness, however, in this one, it added some necessary sweetness to balance the other complexities and the dryness was only minimal. Bitterness was almost negligible but the rosemary provided some and the overall sweetness was not overwhelming. It is hard for me to say a bad thing about this one, certainly my favorite brett beer. This brewery never disappoints.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Bottle split with Pat. The bottle reads 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2009
I’ve always had a fondness for Lost Abbey, and this just shows why. Bottle pours murky brown with a healthy beige colored head. Huge nose! Aroma shows raisins, toffee, molasses, vanilla, rosemary, leather and tart raspberry. All this and more follows through into the flavor showing additonal notes of almonds, cigar ash, and a touch of alc. Body is full and well integrated. Bravo.

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