RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
rami_pl (3473) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 29, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 butelka, warka z 2015. taka sobie piana na brazowo-miedzianym, przeswitujacym w zwezeniach piwie. aromaty bardzo bogate, od nieco czekoladowych, przez ciasto, przyprawowosc (zlozona i silna, wlacznie z rozmarynem, wanilia, jakimis ziolowymi nalecialosciami, anyzkiem, moze nawet - na szczescie w tle dalekim - kolendra), przez intensywne rodzynki, mocna owocowosc (suszone sliwki, wisnie, kandyzowane figi), via karmel po alkohol, calkiem szlachetny a la porto. Aromat zapowiadal ulepek, i piwo jest slodkie, ale nieprzesadnie. srednio wysycone, troszke lepkie, umiarkowanie pelne, z zaznaczona goryczka nieco ziolowa w wydzwieku, dosc dlugimi alkoholowo-rodzynkowo-owocowymi posmakami. Jedno z tych piw. co jak patrze na powyzszy opis, to sobie mysle, ze to ni cholery nie oddaje wlasciwej palety tego, co pije - chyba kwestia w takiej a nie innej palecie, akcentach... generalnie - chyba pierwszy BDSA zza wielkiej wody, ktory nie ustepuje najlepszym z ojczyzny. klasa.

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

4.5
bulldogops (2507) - 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.

4.5
Scrumpy369 (806) - 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.

4.5
MelvinKalksma (1536) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dried fruit, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Opaque ruby/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dried fruit, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. What an immense flavour that manages to excel at everything. Insane mix of fruit, chocolate and roasted malts. The appearance is just as great too. The aroma could have been stronger, but that is about it.

4.4
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.

4.4
Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, 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.

4.4
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.

4.4
jstraw (1967) - 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.

4.4
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.

4.4
jredmond (8288) - 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.


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