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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

809 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 103
Gots: 146 | 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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Ratings: 809 | Reviews: 356
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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

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Im not sure if I'm kicking the keg or if this beer pours all head. The bartender says it pours a "little funky." Little lace considering--an initial ring and some spots. The liquid is a dark muddy brown where no light passes.

I smell the equivalent of a junior mint--not sure why. I also detect soy sauce? Perhaps some saltiness?

Many dark elements to the flavor like fudge and bitter chocolate. I'm still tasting mint, mostly in the aftertaste. Neutral body and effervescence.

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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.