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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

803 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 103
Gots: 143 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottoale on 05-08-2007

A stronger version of our Lost and Found Abbey Ale brewed to a more contemplative alcohol content. Massive in every stretch of the brewing way possible this is the sort of beer that will remind a beer drinker who considers themselves a saint that even saints stray as sinners from time to time.
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Photo of SierraFlight
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hoffer’s cigar bar La Mesa. Rosemary and fruitcake. Dark ruby color. Would do this again.

Photo of JMS1512
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldsailor
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had from bottle, little low on carbonation, little head, but still a nice, fruity, smooth taste. Smell was a mixture of berries and citrus.

Photo of Amstaffs
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dried fruit, primarily raisins, plums, spice – rosemary to pine, a trace of honey on the nose and a faint suspicion of tobacco fill the nose. Pours a bright ruby tinted chestnut under a ferocious 3” tan tinted cap that slowly descends to ¼” but leaves gothic cathedral window lace. It crosses the tongue with a very creamy, fruity, alcoholic attack with a firm base of honey in the background. It is spiced with a hint of pine, big dark raisins, plums and hints of fig and dates. There is a light herbal astringency in the finish but overall the rosemary is very subtle and asserts itself more in the aftertaste. The beer is very finely bubbled with a medium full body. The alcohol is warming but not hot.

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zaximus
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is dark, almost opaque with a thick head that gives way to a creamy lacing. You can tell from the smell that this is a Belgian dark ale, with a strong strawberry smell, rich caramel and a hint of alcohol. Rosemary is also present in the nose, with a hint of pine. Light carbonation with a very complex flavour - the raisins give the drink a very wine-like taste, but with alcohol spiciness, caramel sweetness and a powerful rosemary taste that I found a bit too overwhelming. Medium-dry finish. A very complex beer, that's interesting right from the start, but becomes a bit too overwhelming as you go.

Photo of stomioka
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DemoniChris
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zookerman182
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tally
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthT
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown, raisin and slight herb on nose, very sweet palate.

Photo of micropale
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of WuBByG999
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Stevedore
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA.

A- Muddy, dark brown body with one finger off-white head, lots of retention time and longevity. No lacing.

S- So, raisins dominate here with caramel, dark fruits- figs in particular- with bubble gum, cloves, a bit of yeasty Belgian spice. Somewhat boozy but quite complex in the nose.

F- Also with a ton of raisins, a moderate amount of alcohol booziness, caramel, cloves, yeast. Mild earthy bitterness on the finish accompanied by sweet raisin, caramel. Quite intense overall, it is very heavy on the raisins but quite tasty.

M- Medium body, lower on carbonation. Quite dry, slightly boozy and sweet finish mixed in with a bit of bitter earthiness.

O- Very solid BSDA, quite heavy on the raisins and dryness with a lot of intensity. Overall works together well, but this is definitely a bottle to split with friends.

Final score: 3.95

Photo of DavidSomers
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of stimulus
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.