10 Commandments | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
88
very good
926 Ratings
10 Commandments10 Commandments
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

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.

Added by scottoale on 05-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
926
Reviews:
380
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
187
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 926 |  Reviews: 380
Photo of EEscobar
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.47/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Brown pour quad, thin tan head, 1/6". Aroma was dark fruit and rubbing alcohol. Lots of it.

Ass ton of dark fruit and pungent alcohol notes. Big time sting. Almost big for the sake of being big, just too challenging to drink. Its hot. And then when you get passed that and start to discern things, its things you don't want like raisins and spice rack.

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Photo of CityofWind_brew
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichH55
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of somardivad
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 750ml bottle with a 2015 date

L - Deep red/brown with no clarity. 2 fingers of head, and minor amount of lacing

S - Sweet aroma, dried raisons, caramel, brown sugar

T - Like the aroma, raisons, brown sugar, beets, slightly boozy. All the crazy flavors blend well together. Tasty!

F - Medium body and carbonation.

O - An awesome brew that grows on you with each sip. By the end your totally sold and want more.

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Photo of jodybrutal
4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiteturtle
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in 2015 (not sure what month).. 1st Lost Abbey beer, super stoked!!!!

Pours a dark ruby brown colour, with a continually developing head. It seriously went from a 1/2 to almost two inches over the course of several minutes.

First few whiffs release the raisins, honey, obvious belgian yeast and candied sugars, soft malts, figs, and apple pie.

Taste: Belgian yeast carbonation. After that, you get raisins, pears, cherries, plums, whatever dark berries or fruits you like, all soaked in alcohol. Not to imply the alcohol is overpowering the beer, but its pretty close. Herbs and spices bite the mouth in the aftertaste. **Warmth really helps to round this beer out. After about 20 minutes I start to get a nice toasty malty base.

Body: Thinner than I expected from a 12% BSDA. The aroma and initial alcohol taste really kill the mouthfeel for me. Getting closer to room temperature and allowing the malt presence to assert itself, helps the beer to coat the cheeks more efficiently.

Overall: I love the style. I love the brand that The Lost Abbey has created for itself. And I love the artwork on the bottle.I must confess (haha get it??).. I was a little disappointed with this one. The 12% is extremely prevalent. The carbonation is a little overpowering. And the overall taste is not the rich decadent goodness that you would expect from a top shelf BSDA (albeit domestic). I am still looking forward to trying other beers from the Lost Abbey, and hope that I can try this one again with more favourable results.

Peace

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Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AricGresko
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chillin
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kayrex
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
3.94 out of 5 based on 926 ratings.
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