Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
4.85/5 rDev +15.2%
Beachbum1975 saw this as one of my top Wants and cracked it open. Thanks man!
Pours reddish brown in color. No head to be found on the pour. Smell is lots of sour cherry and some woody oak. Incredibly lip puckering and tart. Lots of good sour notes coming through in the flavor. The cherry flavor is perfectly done. Very complimentary to the rest of the beer. Just a hint of alcohol burn in the finish. Fairly thick and coating in the mouth. The cherries, sour and oak work amazingly well together and are incredible. This is a world class beer. One of the few, rare and hyped beers that has lived up to the expectations. Incredible beer.
12-13-2008 19:58:00 | More by FtownThrowDown
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4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
Murky brown with a small tanned head that leaves some lacings.
The smell is complex and balanced with notes of brett, sour cherries, grass, mud and malts. A hint of vanilla in the nose as well.
The flavor is tart with pleasant cherry notes, funky brett, grass and some liqueur-like fruity notes. Lightly sweet malts and notes of wood in the foundation. The finish is dry and lightly bitter with notes of wood, cherries and just a hint of alcohol.
Medium body and well balanced carbonation.
A really good beer. Complex, interesting and tasty - what more can you ask for?
01-16-2010 20:51:16 | More by ricke
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
2009 vintage. 375ml corked bottle. Dark cola brown pour with red highlights and not much head...a ring of khaki bubbles. Aromas of deep malts swimming with a mix of raisin and tart cherry. Woody notes and vinegar funk. Vanilla undertone...the tart cherry is vibrant.
First sip is rich sweet dark malts enveloped in a mix of tart cherries and raisins. Big sourness along with woody oak tannins and a nice funk throughout. Interplay between sweet and sour all the way down. Not as acidic as the '08. Touch of vanilla and brown sugar on the finish. Damn good.
Mouthfeel is very mellow carbonation but it works well...body is good and well placed. Each sip leads to the next and the alcohol provides some warming. I'm enjoying this vintage.
2008 vintage. 375ml corked bottle. Pours into my tulip glass a deep dark, hazy cola brown color with a small light tan head on top that fades to a ring. Aromas start out with rich, intoxicating malts. Somewhat roasted with caramel, vanilla and raisins. Cherries are big in the nose alongside a tart funkiness with mild vinegar. Brown sugar and oak nuances with light bourbon.
First sip brings roasted, dark malts upfront with notes of caramel and vanilla. Raisins make quite an appearance as well. The middle brings a melding of sour cherries, oak tannins and a tart, somewhat funky brett aspect. Flows down with a whisper of bourbon and finishes quite dry with lingering cherry tones and a tart afterthought. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. A deeply multi-layered taste experience.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth airy quality about it. Good carbonation all the way through. This is somewhat more acidic, with more woody tannins than the original black label bottles I've drank. Overall though, it's still a very tasty treat and I'm glad to have had the chance to sample this year's version. Cheers to Lost Abbey and the Sinner's Club.
08-24-2008 22:05:13 | More by orbitalr0x
4.44/5 rDev +5.5%
On tap at old towne pizza elk grove, ca
Poures into delerium tulip. Looks dark and slightly murky with tones of brown black and carmel. Not to sticky on the glass, light, and definately sour..taste is cherry and chocolate rounded out by a good malt presence, very light mouthfeel for a quad based beer..this beer puckers the toungue with fruity flavors such as cherry and citrus, with the hops displyed on the finish...airee and dry. Carbonation is medium, which I like to go with this dry beer..This is a great 11% barrel aged beer. Some sours just dont pack the abv, and I can't drink more than 22oz of "sour-beer", so this one boads well for me. This with pizza, sherp aged hard yellow cheese, salty food.
03-06-2014 18:40:09 | More by Beerswag
3.95/5 rDev -6.2%
The beer pours dark red/brown/black, depending on how it is held to the light. The only signs of head is the slight ring around the edge. Aromas of black cherry (comes of Jolly Rancher-ish), soy sauce, slight musty basement, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is nice and fruity. Loads of tart cherry and plums. Warm alcoholic finish. Silk and oil over the palate. Moderate carbonation. This is less like a beer and more of a wine or high end liquor. Thanks a million Mike.
02-11-2009 13:37:04 | More by tjthresh
4.8/5 rDev +14%
Small bottle, pours very dark amber, dangerous at 12%, long lasting dark tan head, rich nose of dark malts, wood, dark fruits and cherries. Rich, complex and viscous on the tongue. Cherries, wood, bourbon, more dark fruit, moderate sour permeating the mixture and adding more interest and somehow more complexity. World class creation. Night capper, dessert beer supreme. Please send this to NYC/CT/NJ/Mass sometime soon
09-30-2008 14:43:23 | More by Billolick
4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
2008 Version, 375mL bottle:
Color is very dark red with a beige colored head that recedes to a ring around the glass. Smell of acetic acid, cherries, caramel, oak, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Taste is sour with cherry pits, maple, bourbon, dark fruit, and caramel sweetness. Medium carbonation with medium body. Good stuff, I look forward to trying it with a bit more age on it.
12-28-2008 01:19:12 | More by badbeer
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours cloudy brown with a nearly tan head. Cherrybomb aroma, with nice oak and bourbon. Taste is heavily cherries, but nice brown sugar, nuts, sour yeast, and alcohol round it out so it is not overwhelming. Good bourbon and cognac flavors come through as it warms. I know it says this is a Strong Ale, but it drinks like a liquer.
12-11-2008 00:20:42 | More by magictrokini
4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
750ml corked & caged bottle at NotF poured into a sampling glass. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very hazy dark brown with a a small dark brown head with a nice amount of lacing. Nose is sharp and malt with a good funky nose.
Taste is quite sharp and tart, it's got a very sharp funkiness that's quite unique an tasty. Finish is sharp and funky, quite good.
11-07-2010 16:43:07 | More by kingcrowing
4.6/5 rDev +9.3%
(Aged for 2 years)
Thanks for sharing, Nathan!
A murky dark brown, bordering on black, with a very thin light brown head. Leaves spots of lacing down the glass.
An incredibly rich and complex aroma: tart sourness, rich and sweet cherries, earth and wood, some vanilla, and other dark fruits like raisins, prunes, and figs complement the rest of the beer incredibly well.
Sweet cherries are the first thing on the palette, along with a blisteringly tart sourness, Brett funk, along with some mild roast and char, and a warming, complementary wood and vanilla backbone. Exceptional.
Medium bodied with ample carbonation.
One of my favorite beers ever. This was a very good year. I would love to try another 2009 at some point.
09-10-2011 23:13:00 | More by ehammond1
3.93/5 rDev -6.7%
A: Looks like a flat cola. No carbonation.
S: Sour cherries & apples. Some oak and vanilla notes.
T: Bursting with sour cherry flavor. Nice sour/tart flavor. Leaning on the too sweet side. I wish there was carbonation to balance this out.
F: Light bodied. No carbonation which is a disappointment to me. It tastes flat.
O: Very nice flavor and I'm enjoying the tart cherry notes. Although this just doesn't do it for me without carbonation. It tastes flat. I appreciate it as a quality craft beer, but it's not my thing.
04-06-2014 05:26:09 | More by sourdog
4.28/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours a slow deep red. Very little carbonation to it. Aroma of cherry, oak, bitter/sourness.
Taste, nice and tangy, balanced sweetness and sour, wood flavor, red tannins, tinge of vanilla. Alcohol extremely well hidden. Really enjoyed what it brought to the table. The sour aspect made sense that this wasn't all that carbonated, so quit complaining about it, I think its that way with good reason (complimentary).
Drinkability is a little low because the stuff is just so dang expensive ($40 at the goat) and isn't too easy to find around my parts. This was the 09 version.
02-10-2011 18:24:10 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
I picked up a few bottles from the Lost Abbey 1st anniversery party.
This beer pours a dark brown color with a reddish tint to it. It has no head, and I can not detect any signs of carbonation.
This beer smells or sour cherries. It also has a very nice spicy aroma. I smell some citrusy hops, and some spices. Coriander mostly. Cherries, however, are the dominate aroma.
This beer tastes great. It tastes like sour cherries. It is sour, with a nice Belgian spicy flavor. It has some citrusy flavor as well. The alcohol in very well hidden in this beers flavor. As with the aroma, the sour cherries are the dominate flavor.
This beer leaves a sour aftertaste. It is not carbonated at all. I think it would be a little better if it had some carbonation. I am not sure if it was supposed to be carbonated. It was still pretty good though.
I doubt this beer would be the best session beer. It is high in alcohol, and the sour flavor might become a little overbearing after a time. Also, it is hard to come by an it was a little pricy at $15 for a 350ML.
Overall: I have had this beer before, and I will have it again. I love it. What more do I need to say?
05-12-2007 04:06:29 | More by OStrungT
Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.