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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

698 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 698
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 96
Gots: 118 | FT: 4
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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Patron Sinner tulip. Split with russwbeck.

2009 Vintage.

A - This pours much darker than I expected, dark brown with almost no highlights. A 1.5-fingered head emerges, tan in color, and lasts well throughout the drink as well as with a frothy cap. Lacing is nice but scattered.

S - This beer kind of confuses me with the smell, as there are many different aromas. I'm getting some spice, maybe thyme along with rosemary, as well as some darker malts as well. Something like chocolate or light roast? It's confusing but my ignorance gives way to something appetizing.

T - The spice from the nose comes through here as well. It has a bit of spice similar to the Stone / Jolly Pumpkin / Nogne O Special Holiday Ale. The spice seems to overwhelm the honey and other flavors, yet it does seem to yield at the end to some nice roast. The alcohol is neglible compared to Judgment Day, which is good to see. Finish is moderately long.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with moderately low carbonation. Spices dominate the finish.

D - Drinkability is moderately high. Definitely an interesting beer and not something I expected from the bottle. The spices bring a fresh taste, although the honey is a bit subdued. A great beer though in the way it hides its alcohol and ease of drinking!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 02:25:16 | More by nhindian
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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
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