Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by SaucyA:
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
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Snifter pour with nice carbonation. Pours an amber/brown colored ale with a beige head. Burgandy highlights. Light foam around the glass.
Aroma consists of red vinegar, red wine, cherries, old school funk and oak.
Taste is sour cherries with noticeable red wine characteristics. Slight vanilla on the aftertaste. Wood and oak present as well. Good stuff.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised, but no overwhelmed by this pricey brew. Was happy to have tried it but the overall cost would make me think twice about consuming another. Still a good beer and session though.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 16:12:52 | More by kaseydad
Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.