10 Commandments | The Lost Abbey

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3.94/5
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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:
#6,419
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
940
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
182
Trade:
3
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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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%

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
2.98/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a taster of this at Lost Abbey.

Dark ruby into the 4oz taster glass.

Smells tangy. Medicinal. This might not end well.

Oh god. Medicinal, sour, tarty. Something has gone wrong with this beer. I got about halfway through the taster before giving it back. I home brew and even I don't get these flavors. Someone fucked this one up.

Quite carbonated. Reminded me of a shitty tasting jagermeister.

Overall this was lucky to get a 3. I think if they had better quality control, this might be an ok beer. There is no way this phenolic mess was what it is supposed to taste like.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thank you florida9 for hitting this long time want.

a - opened the cork n cage and filled my lost abbey tulip. poured a pretty rich brown purple with a thick frothy off white head. very nice to style.

s - rich sweet dark fruit. very nice. candy like. a bit of a tang. grapes. fruit punch. tropical.

t - grapejuice. good sweet ending.

m - not as creamy as i would like, but an easy drinker. kind of like a fruit juice.

o - overall, this is pretty tasty. not as intense as others are in the sytle, but this is a solid offering from an american brewery. i'm a big fan of the style and this was not a disappointment.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

another suprise that i haven't reviewed. An american accented strong dark in that it's malt character is close to a american double. Toasty, mild chocolate, coffee. Nose of molassess, and belgian sugar cane that made the low gravity a reality. Mild fruit. Rather savory. Rather warm going down but not boozy. Great with meat well peppered. Mild spice but sustaining.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a deep brown that turns black in the glass with a miniscule and quickly disappearing tan head
S: Smells of alcohol with raisins, caramel, some spice, a bit of vanilla and is very sweet on the nose. It smells like a bourbon barrel stout in my opinion
T: Very smooth on the palate starting with some dark malt flavors, some cherry flavor, the raisins and sweet the whole time with the spices hitting middle to end. Sweet long lasting aftertaste coats the mouth with some dark fruit flavors to go along.
M: a bit thin and sort of watery, very minimal and delicate carbonation
O: Tastes good but the mouthfeel is a bit off

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Photo of mclaughlindw4
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Huge amounts of head but it didn't take long to recede. It is very dark.

Aroma is malty and sweet. First sip is very pleasant. None of the added flavors are in your face yet. Rosemary is just barely detectable, I think the flavors added play nicely with eachother without being overbearing.

Not a bad one overall, i haven't had too many Lost Abbeys since I cannot get them here in Maine but this is one of the better ones I have had so far.

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

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a very dark brown, all most purple in color. (Think raisins). Comes with a huge 4 fingers worth of off white, almost brown head. (I guess they fixed their carbonation problems eh?) Left a decent amount of lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Sweet dark malts with plenty of dark fruits, most notably raisins. Also getting alcohol notes along with plums, toffee, honey, candied sugar and of course Belgian yeast.

T: Following the nose perfectly, I am again getting a nice combo of sweet dark malts paired with raisins, plums and figs. Getting good amounts of alcohol with honey and toffee coming in on the back end. All flavors flow nicely together.

M: Medium mouthfeel. The beer goes down very smooth, almost "soft." Alcohol is present but not to over powering.

O: A very good BSDA that was very pleasant to drink. One of the better interpretations of the style that I have tried made this side of the pond.

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3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap served in a tulip

Pours a near black with a creamy, beige, one+ finger cap. Good retention and some minor lacing. The aroma is of fresh herbs, raisins, honey, brown sugar, a touch of roast and some dark fruits. Subtle on both the aroma and flavor, atypical for the style. The flavor profile mimics the nose. The herbal quality is in the foreground, while raisins, dark fruit, and roast take up the groundwork. Alcohol is well-hidden. The body, along with the aroma and flavor, are a little thin for the style. I like my BSDA's to be a little more forward in every regard, and this lacks in my opinion.

Overall, this isn't a great representation of the style. Pretty middle of the road, but definitely has some redeeming qualities. Above average.

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3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a deep almost-black color, layer of beige head, nice collar of film with a couple spots of lacing.

Thick malts in the nose with candi sugar. Dates and figs shine through, a bit sweet overall, but with a slight metallic ping that I couldn't seem to shake. Notes of booze as well.

Candied dark fruit and burnt sugar. A mixed bag of richer dark fruit with dates, figs, raisins and a nice caramelized character to them. Thick, roasty malt backbone with caramel and molasses. Fair integration, but I still detect a metallic note. Finishes warm and sweet.

Full body, a bit higher carbonation, sticky, lingering, and a touch dry on the tongue. Pretty decent, but it felt like something was just a bit off on this one.

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at the September iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Aromas of rosemary-glazed meat, soy sauce, and boozy chocolate. Flavor is similar with roasted malt, smoke, herbs, raisins. The brett isn’t all that apparent in the taste. It does leave the mouthfeel a little light and dry.

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

Strong aroma is malty and earthy with a firm overtone of rosemary and fruity hints. It pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, frothy tan head. Be careful - this can fizz like all-get-out! Flavor is quite distinctive, earthy and fruity, equal parts grape and apple, with a firm but not overpowering rosemary note and hints of caramel and nuts. Full-bodied lively texture leaves an earthy, fizzy finish. Thou Shalt Drink Only Craft Brewed Beer!

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Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours out as a nice looking brown color with a fluffy light brown head on it. The head is a little rocky looking and leaves some decent lacing. The smell of the beer is spicy and has some sweet dark fruit aromas going on in there too. The taste of the beer gives off some roasted malts, raisins, yeast, and some other spices I'm not sure of. The mouthfeel is pretty good, it had a pretty good amount of carbonation to it. Overall I found this brew to be a good sipping beer for colder nights. Enjoyable.

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