10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 103
Gots: 133 | FT: 6
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:
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.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 05-08-2007)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 2008 vintage. Been hanging on to this and a few other Lost Abbey's for a few years

A - Pours a dark, dark brown. Surprisingly good head on pour that settles down to a mudium ring.
S - Hmm... Some malty sweetness that reminds me of dark Belgian candy sugar, hints of funk with a sour tinge to the end.
T - Fairly sweet, with strong notes of raisins and other muddled dark fruits. Some Belgian yeasty esters as well.
M - Sweet, but not cloying. Smooth, can't detect the high ABV, a big sipper, yet drinkable.
O - Not bad, not bad at all. Held up surprisingly well for a four year old brew, but some of the components have obviously died down at his point. The individual flavors have melded quite well. I don't know where the funk/sour in the nose comes from, but it's certainly nowhere in the taste. Overall, glad I got to see what it turned into after four years.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: extremely dark brown with plenty of haze to the body. Head pours three thick, inconvenient fingers of pillowy tan foam with fantastic retention and lacing. Quite beautiful indeed.

Smell: sweet, rich malt aroma with lots of fruitiness including raisin and pear. There's a tiny hint of the phenolic here as well, which only serves to improve the experience. My only complaint is that it is a bit candylike in character; notably, bubblegum. Still quite good.

Taste: different than the aroma; a little bit drier and darker, but still retaining that bubblegum quality. Thing is -- I actually kind of like it. The alcohol is evident, but not overpowering, and there is a real bitterness here too toward the end (where I also start getting hints of the rosemary). An unusual beer, but one I enjoy.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a giant, mouth-filling creaminess. A touch more body would put this into the highest ranks.

Overall: a good, if unusual, beer. I find that the more I drink, the more the herbal bitterness builds ... but that's not stopping me.

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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.