Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by Tdizzle:
4.38/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle purchased at Tustin Whole Foods. Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.
A- Cuvee de Tomme pours an opaque reddish-brown color with amber hues when held up to light. An aggressive pours yields only a bubbly ring along the inside of the glass and a thin, silky film that swirls atop the beer. A few spots of lacing appear at random after each sip.
S- Tart, juicy dark cherries and sour wild yeast with pronounced notes of oak barrel. Accents of vanilla and bourbon rest underneath all the vinous characteristics. The dark base of this beer is evident as notes of molasses and syrupy dark fruits such as raisins, dates, and figs come to the surface. The high alcohol content provides some heat as the beer warms.
T- A strong fruity sourness gives way to flavors of woody oak barrel mixed with notes of dark fruits and a bit of vanilla. The dark fruitiness provides a great contrast to the puckering tartness. The 11% alcohol is remarkably well-hidden. A slight warming sensation shows up as I finish my first half-glass.
M- The liquid feels thick and borders on being syrupy. The carbonation is very mild, which I was expecting based on the lack of bubbles from the pour. I anticipated a more lively mouthfeel though.
D- The drinkability factor is very high given the richness of the flavor coupled with a high ABV. I found that I had to pace myself with this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2009 05:46:42 | More by Tdizzle
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.