RATINGS: 964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lost Abbeys once a year Anniversary beer. A new generation of Dark Farmhouse Belgian-Style Beer that had Brettanomyces (a special Belgian brewers 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 isnt 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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2008
Not impressed with this Lost Abbey release, but still enjoyed it. Full strong plum/raisin nose with a nice smoky tint to the mouthfeel. Otherwise this beer is a bit tough on the senses and perhaps over syruped.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle pours a brown nectar with a thin tan head. Lots of overripe berries, raisins and a light fruitness. Light alcohol even for the style, with a light woodiness and an acidic edge. Caramel and spices lead this to the finish. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2008
2007 bottle, aged over one year. A deep, dark, violet colored body is capped with a compact, well-retained, khaki colored head. Sugary spots and flares of lace move at a glacial pace back towards the surface, displaying massive viscosity. Complex and inviting aromas include freshly baked ginger bread, raisins, cinnamon, burnt sugar, and chocolate. Not stopping there, the nose shows deeper notes of dates, caramel, maple glazed pecans, oaky vanilla, and earthy spices. It really is a beautiful bouquet. Flavors are only slightly less impressive, fruity notes of black currants, figs, and raisins really asserting themselves above all else. Ginger bread still plays a nice role, as does the cinnamon and earthy spice. Charred oak lends a hint of smokiness, while a hint of sour cherry lurks in the background. Medium-full bodied and balanced on the tongue, the ample sweetness is cut significantly by dry, estery yeast, but still shows a bit too strong for me. This is a mighty fine and complex brew, but the big sweetness ultimately holds it back from elite status.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Nose of raisins and spice. The rosemary shows up as well as the brett. Surprisingly sour and quite sweet. Slightly soapy. Lots going on in this beer, and the mixture of spicy, sweet, and sour didnt quite work for me. Very interesting, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Tampa tasting group. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a thin tan head. Some retention and lacing. Aroma is ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, spice, some malt. Flavor is sweet and spicy with raisins, rosemary and some esthers. Generally medium to full body with a lingering malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
Tap at Papago courtesy of Tommie Arthur. Pours a dark brown color with a large tan head. Looks gorgeous. Smells and tastes like a holiday beer, which I didnt expect. Lots of pine, raisin, and anise. Earthy and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2008
2008 edition. 750 ml bottle bought at College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO. Pours a dark brown color with a large light brown head. A very nice aroma consisting of brett, some funky sourness, raisins, spices, and malt. The taste was very nice, lots of warmth here, some honey, spices, dark fruit, raisins, somewhat vinous, overall very nice. A really well made brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle from Mounment in Concord, CA. Poured a reddish/brown color and smelled of....well raisins. Very sweet, so if you like sweet, buy this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Darker brown body, red hues towards the edges, with a tall tan head. Higher carbonation really brings out a nice spiciness to the nose. The brett character wasnt very strong, more clove coming through and some dry herbalness. Deep dark fruit maltiness, raisin and hints of port and a slight black licorice flavor to the finish. I would like to try this as the brett develops more and give the beer some tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4672) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Thanks southbay. Pours a dark hazy brown with a 1-2 finger tan head. The nose is yeasty, spicy, sweet, nice rosemary in the nose, has a De Dolle tartness to it. The flavor has a very nice sour/tart character to it, rosemary, spicy, warm alcohol, yeasty, nice Belgian character. Warm and tart mouthfeel with some bitterness. What a nice beer.


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