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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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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-16-2011 03:16:31 | More by oline73
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BWH999

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-11-2012 21:38:05 | More by BWH999
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-21-2012 14:20:29 | More by HopBrain
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-07-2012 04:18:54 | More by Stoffel
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

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

Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights. Very thin frothy head sitting atop.
Smell is juicy, ripe dark fruits. Plenty of dark grapes, plums and raisins. Very nice.
Taste is very dark fruits, lots of raisin flavor. Very nice. The carbonation is a little high, I would like it just a bit lower to smooth it out. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 03:56:38 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Demosthenes255

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-29-2011 18:09:16 | More by Demosthenes255
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-09-2013 22:13:23 | More by Rhettroactive
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looseteeth

Illinois

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

25.9 oz bottle, corked and wired. Poured passively towards the belly of a Duvel tulip, leaving a couple foamy fingers of toffee-colored head. Looks a formidable mahogany though when held to light there is some deep ruby transparency. The nose first hits me as very cherry-tart, almost like Fun Dip, including a hit of vanilla much like those candied dip sticks included. Yeah, I think I need some Fun Dip too. Ahem. Anyhow, the gamut of taste runs in three stages: the first is instantly dried, sticky-sweet old fruit like figs, raisins of course, dried cranberries and cherries, followed swiftly by dry char and weathered oak, straight into boozy heat. The 10% abv here is present though with some age I imagine that would be tempered - though the heat doesn't particularly hamper my drinking experience here. Mouthfeel is intermediate in viscosity, cloudy and yeasty in texture as this is a dark Belgian farmhouse stylee conditioned with Brett. Overall, I will absolutely drink this again and will double up for next year's batch as I'd like to explore 10 Commandments cellaring potential. I recommend this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 04:14:28 | More by looseteeth
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ScreamForMe

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-23-2011 22:08:26 | More by ScreamForMe
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

On-tap 9/2/2012 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is deep dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of spices, some brown sugar, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some spice and some sweet flavors of licorice, dark fruit, caramel and brown sugar. Then a hearty malt character comes in along with a mild hops presence to provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a nice darker Belgian-style beer to sip on for a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2012 00:34:06 | More by TheManiacalOne
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-22-2013 04:43:12 | More by SadMachine
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DaveHS

California

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

2008 bottle.

A-Deep clear burgundy with ruby highlights. Thin, tight head with tiny bubbles. Leaves a coating of foam down the glass.

S-Sweet tarts,rosemary,earthy barnyard funk, sweaty band-aids, generic cola...bay leaves? Weird. Might be a little oxidized. Still smells pretty interesting. Reminiscent of kvass.

T/M-Again, this is friggin' weird. If you brewed a high gravity kvass with rosemary and funky Belgian yeast, you'd have something comparable to this. I'm seriously surprised by the effect age has had on this beer.

O-This confirms my belief that Lost Abbey beers are simply not condusive to cellaring. However, it's really interesting. I have to give it points for originality, and making me think. Well done Tomme!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 01:26:43 | More by DaveHS
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-15-2014 05:16:45 | More by jakea
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-04-2012 23:18:24 | More by DangerDawg
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pisano

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-05-2013 12:16:34 | More by pisano
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-12-2014 05:24:49 | More by Drknight
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whalesandmore

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-16-2011 18:04:19 | More by nathanjohnson
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Maillard

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-10-2013 04:36:16 | More by Maillard
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SoCalStout

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Ricky369


4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-01-2012 06:59:15 | More by bradcochran1234
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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

Served in a Sloeber tulip glass.

2009 vintage. 'Twas a very good year. I guess. The beer pours a darkly translucent dark brown topped by a finger of bright ecru foam. The nose comprises figs, raisins, brown sugar, prunes, red apples, rye bread, and a tiny bit o' chocolate...you know, for the kids... The taste emphasizes the raisins, figs, rye bread, and brown sugar, adding in some honey, pepper, and some burnt sugar. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a very smooth feel. Overall, a solid BSDA, but I don't think it's all that special.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 10:50:14 | More by TMoney2591
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