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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

938 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 938
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 633
Gots: 244 | FT: 18
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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Rastacouere

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4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Silver foil. Not much head, looks like quelque chose and the aroma has some common notes too. Muddy brown with bold reddish reflects. Although it’s totally unique, I’d compare it to an oerbier reserva. It has an appealing earthy cherries aroma that lets you know from the smell it’s gonna be thick. Leafy, heavy vinous, airy, bitter, sweet licorice, leather and various brett tangles. Enjoyable aroma, at the limit of 8 and 9 for me, but the taste is even more so. Extremely vinous, working wonders with a sharp cheddar as I imagine it with plenty of cinammon, I could imagine mulling this. Sharp and strong herbal character, rhubard, star anise, cloves. Never feels like 11.5%.. Maple, flowers, chocolate, meat, caramel, mud, ashes etc... Liquorous texture, very syrupy, not quite still, but definitely lparticularly ightly carbonated. Surprisingly never too sweet, warming and drying out. A sensory overload. I plead guilty to still expecting it to be better though as I’ve been hunting that one since it had almost no ratings. Thanks Eyechartbrew!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2005 18:16:29 | More by Rastacouere
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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.