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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

942 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 942
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 633
Gots: 243 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beers base starts out as "The Mother of all Beers" quadruple. It is then aged in oak barrels with lots of cherries. The cherries and the natural bacteria in the barrels from previous batches give the beer a tart sourness.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 12-14-2006)
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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Thin tan head which fades very fast and this is when poured hard. Very dark body, pretty much black with brown hues, but, when held to light some amber hues do come through.
S- Very complex aroma with blend of cherries, chocolate, alcohol, oak. Chocolate, toffee, raisins, and a hint of spice all come through on the quad side of things. The cherries smell sour and tart with oak blended in with them giving some vanilla and old oak aromas to it as well. Alcohol comes through all of it, but doesn't over power anything while doing so.
T- There a ton of flavors all going on at once and you really have to sit and focus on it to pick out the different ones. The quad comes through first with the raisins being the main star along with some chocolate notes. As soon as you start to swallow the cherries sweep the tongue with a sour and tart flavor and alcohol comes along for the ride. That takes a couple seconds to fade away and while doing so the vanilla and big wood flavors so themselves the most at this point. After the main assault from the cherries is gone it leaves you with a light tart cherry flavor mixed with some oak, chocolate, raisins, and a light bitterness on the tongue. The alcohol also leaves a light warming but not to much.
M-Full body with smooth low carbonation. Leaves the mouth pretty dry as well.
D- I think this is a very interesting beer and haven't had one like it. Very complicated and complex. I'm not sure if it's one of the best beers I have had but if I get the chance to drink it again I will jump on it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 08:07:31 | More by BlindPig
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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 942 ratings.