Name: 10 Commandments
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Brewery: The Lost Abbey website
Region: San Marcos, California
ABV: 10.00% Abv
How served: 750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.
I paired this beer with: Bow-tie pasta, with tomato sauce which had baby spinach and rosemary added.
Tasted on: Monday February 8, 2010.
Note: This beer started off with a bang for me. The raisin and rosemary taste was very apparent. What I enjoyed most was the “smoked” flavors I picked up. As I was drinking this beer I was thinking how great this beer would be to cook with. When I 1st poured this beer it was at 49° and I thought it was an amazing brew. However as this beer warmed up, contrary to most Belgian Strong Dark Ales I’ve had in the past, didn’t improve but started to go downhill rapidly, therefore I gave it a the very good rating instead of amazing.
On the Label: Ale brewed with Honey, Raisins & Rosemary.
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From their website: 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.
Not for the faint of heart, this beer weighs in at a heavenly 9% ABV and is available in 750 ml bottles and on draft at select locations.
ABV: 9% (note, on the label of my bottle the abv is listed as 10%)
Availability: Late Spring Release
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