10 Commandments | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
931 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#5,331
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
931
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
185
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 931 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of BeerManDan
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When poured into a tulip glass, the color was of an medium dark amber brown, with a lot of light tan foam and a fair amount of lace. The smell of roasted malts and spices was evident in the aroma. The taste of roasted malts and spices was also evident, along with a sweet candy finish. Not a lot of alcohol kick back in the finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of warnerry
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of katan
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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

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

T:
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.
M:
Medium- slick body that finishes dry enough to not be overwhelmingly sweet or cloying.
O:
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 931 ratings
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