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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

671 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 671
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%


Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 05-08-2007)
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DoubleJ

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, 2012 version. On to the beer:

The base of 10 Commandments is a good Belgian Strong Dark Ale, but the twist here is there appears to be a potent spiciness to it, which to me tasted like ginger. Luckily, the base is strong enough to mitigate some of the spice and keep as an enjoyable beer to drink with a meal. Expect a profile of prunes, ginger, figs, and a kiss of liquor, with the addition of a dark bodied beer with good head retention, a fun smell, and a beer that's a little different flavor-wise per style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2013 23:43:18 | More by DoubleJ
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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.