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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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Cuvee De TommeCuvee De Tomme

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

937 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 632
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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Tdizzle

California

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
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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.