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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

928 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 928
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 632
Gots: 241 | 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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SaucyA

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a 22oz snifter. With a scant, slightly off-white head of creamy bubbles, this brew looks just okay. The head transforms into a paper-thin layer of foam halfway through the glass. Nothing grabbing me, but the color, a deep, dark, burgandy-brown is quite inviting. No lacing.

S - Seems I've been drinking a lot of beers that smell like this lately. Brett, oak, sour cherries, dark dried fruits, wine affects. Quite delightful.

T - Tart cherries, oak, brettanomyces. Wine notes, as well as bourbon. Hints of raisins and spice... wonderfully tart/dry finish. Frankly, the finish is the best part of this brew. It's well-crafted, but could stand to be slightly more complex for as highly touted as it is.

M - Creamy, medium bodied, definitely could use a bump in carbonation.

D - It's good and easy drinking, and the ABV isn't really noted. The problem with this is the mouthfeel and on some sips it's wonderful, and others it really kills it.

Notes: This just makes me appreciate Enigma that much more. Quite frankly, if this had the same mouthfeel as Bourbon Angel's Share, and vice versa, it would put both these beers in the A+ range.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 00:12:11 | More by SaucyA
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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 928 ratings.