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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

697 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 95
Gots: 119 | 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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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
A dark and obscure blood red color. The beer forms a decent amount of head with very good retention. It leaves some lacing on the beer glass.

Smell:
The beer has a strong and sharp smell of alcohol. The honey and raisin are slightly noticeable with the raisin being more prominent. The rosemary seems to enhance the alcohol smell.

Taste:
The beer itself tastes like a sugary red wine. I noticed a small hint of alcohol and Rosemary. Otherwise, the honey, raisin and Belgian sugar dominate the pallate.

Mouthfeel:
The beer has a smooth and decent carbonation. It feels like a red wine.

Overall:
I think this is a pretty decent beer that borders on a wine.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 19:30:39 | More by HattedClassic
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-22-2012 02:29:13 | More by THECPJ
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

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

Split a corked caged 750, poured into a diver glass

A- even with a gentle pour I get an abnoxious 4 finger head that disapates slowly, it is brownish, the beer itself is a deep murky brown, heavy lacing

S- rosemary, lots of rosemary, almost soapy, hints of alcohol, light raisin, not an incredibly pleasing aroma to me

T- it tastes better then it smells, the rosemary is much more subtle, raisins, brown sugar, an almost light chocolate note , bubblegum yeastyness. Alcohol. Faint faint honey.

M- medium bodies with high/medium carbonation, almost effervescent, I feel its too heavily carbonated.

O- I did not enjoy this very much, I'm thinking maybe ingot a strange over carbonated bottle, but I don't know, the aroma was rather soapy and unpleasant as well, at least to me

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 01:37:20 | More by PeterIngemi
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-20-2012 03:47:48 | More by jfcaa193
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djcira

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-19-2012 15:56:59 | More by djcira
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on draft at CloverLeaf Tavern 1/12/12
A – Poured a dark mahogany with a steady beige foam head that left nice lacing.
S – Dark fruits like plum and figs, sweet dark sugars caramel and molasses
T – Warm sweetness raisin and vanilla with dark bread flavors. Yeasty with various spices
M – Feels slightly heavy, thick bodied but creamy and silky very nice mouth feel.
O – A very nice dark fruit belgian. Spicey but a bit boozey. Great warmness and finish

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 17:35:26 | More by muskiesman
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drewburning25

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

02-13-2012 15:59:07 | More by drewburning25
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nasa258e

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-12-2012 07:06:46 | More by nasa258e
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-10-2012 02:08:39 | More by brez8791
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Stemmed Glass.

A - Pours a dark mahogany-red with a creamy taupe head that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind lots of sticky lacing.
S - Sweet and spicy aromas of dark caramel malt, raisins, figs, baked bread, herbal rosemary, and a touch of banana from the Belgian-style yeast.
T - Wow, I'm surprised by how "big" this beer is. Huge flavors of raisin and fig, with a heavy caramel and brown sugar malt profile and a solid dose of rosemary and Belgian yeast.
M - Not liking the mouthfeel on this at all. Big and syrupy, with fairly sharp carbonation. If this was creamier I'd like it, but the syrupy mouthfeel is odd and extremely unpleasant. Carbonated snot is a pretty unflattering description, but it works.
O - Liked the nose, liked the taste, hated the mouthfeel. Dunno if it's just this bottle, perhaps I'll seek this out on tap to confirm.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 03:09:44 | More by jsanford
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-08-2012 22:41:29 | More by John11486
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SoCalStout

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-05-2012 22:08:22 | More by SoCalStout
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finnagann

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: cork n cage bomber.

S- Spicey phenolics, some malt, some dark fruit. A light soft alchohol note, quite pleasant.

A- Dark reddish-brown. Big creamy tan coloured head that laced well. both lace and head completely dissapeared by the end of my 4 oz glass, rather dissapointing.

T-Creamy smooth malt in the mid palate with spicey phenolics around the edges. A somewhat overstated bitterness in the finish, definatly some harsh notes. A nice, and very subtle, note of rosemary comes through as it warms.

M-medium-light body, fairly high carb (was hard to pour a drinkable glass). Warming and incredibly smooth alchohol note. Definatly some astringency in the finish.

O-Very complex, good blend of malt and phenolics. The alchoholic strength was very well incorporated.I loved the alchohol notes in the nose and palate, as well as the subtle rosemary notes. However the astringency was quite high and makes an otherwise great beer hard to drink for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 15:58:37 | More by finnagann
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shoky01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-31-2012 23:48:22 | More by shoky01
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-27-2012 18:30:27 | More by PhineasGage
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-27-2012 12:53:27 | More by likeemdark
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whalesandmore

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-26-2012 00:57:13 | More by whalesandmore
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-22-2012 01:21:40 | More by crashoveride
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-16-2012 17:01:21 | More by gafferjohn
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-16-2012 16:27:30 | More by Sparger
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Stoutsman

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-14-2012 21:59:27 | More by Stoutsman
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-13-2012 19:15:48 | More by imperialking
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GoGators

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-13-2012 15:32:57 | More by GoGators
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-13-2012 05:09:27 | More by mjmadsen21
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Souleman

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-10-2012 04:45:20 | More by Souleman
10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.