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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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very good

757 Ratings

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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 101
Gots: 131 | FT: 6
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Chugs13, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

darinlstewart, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Laz77, Aug 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

HopBrain, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2011

After a ridiculous battle with the cork, involving pliers, a towel, and eventually a corkscrew after breaking the cork, there is a nice pop suggesting that carbonation won't be an issue.

A - Pours a dark murky brown with about three fingers of very persistent tan head. Head eventually fades, leaving surprisingly little lacing. A thin cap of foam is maintained throughout the glass.

S - Smells like the usual suspects with a twist: lots of raisin and caramel, some fig, a bit of booze, along with mint, rosemary, bubblegum and some spice.

T - Taste is similar to smell, but with more spiciness and some earthy bitterness. Again, lots of raisin and some fig, quite a bit of caramel. An earthy bitterness takes over toward the finish, with lingering rosemary. Pretty tasty, and cuts any sweetness nicely, but the finish is a bit intense.

M - Medium mouthfeel that is initially on the sweet side, but turns dry and bitter on the finish.

O - A tasty BSDA, but a bit strong on the herbs to be exceptional. Glad I tried it, but wouldn't go out of my way to have it again.

warnerry, Aug 21, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a pint

A - Pours somewhere between a brown and an amber, just light red highlights on the outside. Strong brown colored head formation, about 1" is retained.

S - Sweet and spicy - dark fruits of plums, raisins is combined with some coriander and honey.

T - Starts off sweet and strong, raisins, some roasted notes. Mid-stream brings in a spicy set of flavors, belgian yeast esters, honey, a little bit of the rosemary. Finishes with a somewhat sticky malt note, reminds me of caramelized sugar.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Almost brings it into balance. Alcohol warmth is detectable in the finish. On the sticky side.

O/D - For this style, this beer takes all the malt attributes and pushes it to the edge. Comes off a little cloying at times, but that is okay as I sip it. ABV is awfully strong of course but it maintains the symmetry.

katan, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SquidVicious, Aug 20, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, but very dark brown with minimal tan head that falls and leaves no lacing. Nose is a bit milder like roasted apples. Flavor is a bit more pungent than I would have figured. Vibrant sweet tone with an almost smoked edge to it. Very slight at that though. Tangy edge abounds. Feel is smooth on liquid and carbonation. A nice BSDA that is a bit too vibrant, but still nice to drink.

RblWthACoz, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Aug 19, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another unique take from lost abbey on a traditional style. Interesting to spice this one with rosemary.

Hazy dark brown with purple and ruby highlights. Thick small bubbles with a tan head that fades but sticks around.

Lots of spice in the nose. Dried herbs, dark rum, and blackberry or raspberry jam. There is a boozy hit that lingers too.

Malty sweet, and a little bit of biscuity maltiness is there too. There is plenty of dark fruit and jam flavors. Really reminds me of a dark fruit jelly. The aftertaste is all herbal spice and boozy alcohol. There are nice layers of flavor to consider. There is even an anise flavor as it warms.
Medium- slick body that finishes dry enough to not be overwhelmingly sweet or cloying.
The overalls complexity and flavor of this beer are great. The rummy and dark fruit favors really make this an excellent quad. The rosemary comes in a little strong for me, and I could see it being even better if not for that. Overall another hit from the abbey.

Ricelikesbeer, Aug 15, 2012
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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
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