10 Commandments | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
88
very good
930 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:
930
Reviews:
381
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
186
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 930 |  Reviews: 381
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2.66/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours looking like the usual abt/quad/bsda style, heavy on the brown, thin on the head. Aroma of alcohol, prunes and raisins.

Some brown sugar thrown in to hopefully drown out the bitter dark fruit and pungent alcohol. Helped with the bitter fruit, but not so much with the heavy sting of alcohol. Toffee seems to be represented heavily as well. I just can't get over the high bitter, high alcohol vibe of this. Its like they blended a quad and a 40 of malt liquor at some times.

I love some of the Lost Abbey stuff, but this beer is just a big disappointment to me, it didn't really do anything well, other than maybe look nice. Don't judge a book by its cover. . . the cover might be substantially better than what is inside.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark reddish brown color, big time head with the first pour
S: Dark fruits, raisins/figs. Also some apple/pear scents.
T: Much the same as the smell, dark fruits as well as apple flavor. Alcohol is very evident.
M: Prickly slightly overcarbonated beer, finished dry.
O: Very sweet and boozy, alcohol was not well hidden at all. Not a sessionable beer in the least, kinda hard to get this bottle down actually.

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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%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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2.95/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a cloudy dark brown that barely lets any light through; fat 3 finger-width head, sticky lacing

S: Floral winter spices -- nutmeg, rosemary, sweet flowers

T: Wheaty, slightly funky tartness; tastes of flowers with a small hint of rosemary; not much honey, little bit of raisins; finishes with a sharp boozy bitterness.

M: Medium-light viscosity, medium carbonation, tingly on the tongue, decent helping of booziness

O: I don't know what it is but this beer just had a really weird nasty flavor to it that lingered after each sip. It was sort of a nasty Steel Reserve/Mickey's kind of boozy/chemically flavor, and it became more evident the more I drank. Don't think I'll ever buy this again, especially at the exorbitant price of $13.99 for a 750ml bottle

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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted sept 12th 2011 (from notes)

Tulip

A - opaque black blood red, three finger tan head and some lacing

S - alcohol, raisins, sugar, lots of malts, funk, yeast, earth and slight hops

T - raisin rum, slight Rosemary, lots of sugar, nice alcohol, tons of malts, wine essence, lots of soil, earth, dry wood, slight hops, nice yeast, kind of sour and funky

M - full bodied, medium acidity, huge complexity, well balanced and long finish

D - for a huge beer this bitch drinks well. Lots of Flavors, nice complexity and as it warms it only gets better. Starting to love lost abbey

Final thought - 10% and $10. Give this one a try

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
3.94 out of 5 based on 930 ratings.
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