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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

854 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%


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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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-16-2013 01:14:22 | More by Todd
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-16-2014 03:23:31 | More by funkyaudio
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-15-2014 20:11:55 | More by VeganUndead
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Bad bottle?

Poured upside down from 2012 375ml bottle, zero carbonation.

Murky brown with smells of leather, tannin, vinegar.
First sip was similar to shoe polish, second was not much better, and there was no third. Bottle dumped down the drain.

I'm aware of the carb issues but this beer was undrinkable. I applaud the effort as I'm sure this beer took some time and effort to make but it was just awful. I usually gravitate toward Lost Abbey beers, and will continue too, but this one completely missed the mark for me.

I don't mean for this review to come off like total bash but if I give a beer less than an overall 2.5 rating, I feel the need to at least explain why.

I'd be willing to give this beer a second try if it was given to me, but I can't see myself paying for this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 15:30:35 | More by Sarge3130
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

04-15-2014 04:56:08 | More by MarkJBurch
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BG24

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-15-2014 04:06:24 | More by BG24
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YoudownwithABV

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5%

04-15-2014 02:09:50 | More by YoudownwithABV
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Chingringo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-14-2014 21:57:51 | More by Chingringo
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Dicers

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-14-2014 00:40:21 | More by Dicers
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-13-2014 00:31:25 | More by threedaggers
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quine

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5%

04-10-2014 17:25:58 | More by quine
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Armsby Abbey just over two weeks ago in Worcester, MA. Always wanted to try this one and glad to see it on draft. Full notes taken day of review.

A- Poured from the tap to a goblet glass with a brown body that has some red hues around the edges. Light tan head forms to about one finger with decent retention. Frothy cap falls to a small ring leaving webs and some sheets of lacing.

S- Tart fruits and some acetic vinegar feel right off the bat with a decent brown malt backdrop like an Oud Bruin to me. Cherry with pits and all come to mind as well as toast oak, red wine and dark fruits.

T- Red tart fruits, vinegar and vinous characters carry over from the aroma to here. The barrel comes out some more with oak and a slight whiskey bite. Strong cherries but the other flavors balance it well. Lemons, barnyard funk, Belgian spiciness, toasted brown sugar, raisin/fig, Brett and some lactic acid round it out.

MF- Dried out lighter end body due to the Brett and other bugs. Texture is crisp with a slight foamy and silky feel. Higher end carbonation with a fairly warm finish from the 11%ABV. Nice sourness as well.

A mix of many different worlds but they come together to remind me of something between an Oud Bruin and a Kriek, aged in a Bourbon barrel. Pretty unique and a must try for sour and barreled beer fans.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 01:30:11 | More by cbutova
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greenspointexas

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

04-07-2014 22:48:58 | More by greenspointexas
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smccann

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-06-2014 21:01:34 | More by smccann
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sourdog

California

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Looks like a flat cola. No carbonation.

S: Sour cherries & apples. Some oak and vanilla notes.

T: Bursting with sour cherry flavor. Nice sour/tart flavor. Leaning on the too sweet side. I wish there was carbonation to balance this out.

F: Light bodied. No carbonation which is a disappointment to me. It tastes flat.

O: Very nice flavor and I'm enjoying the tart cherry notes. Although this just doesn't do it for me without carbonation. It tastes flat. I appreciate it as a quality craft beer, but it's not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 05:26:09 | More by sourdog
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-05-2014 16:13:35 | More by egrace84
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-05-2014 11:58:43 | More by Hypersomnia
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

04-05-2014 04:58:11 | More by Duff27
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-04-2014 01:48:49 | More by SharkNado
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vfgccp

New York

4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2012 bottle, opened April 2014

A - Beautiful, slick and shiny Burgundy body. No head.

S - Really nice, unique nose. Chocolate covered cherries, tart vinegar, almonds, dust, and a touch of oaky booze.

T - Complex and bold. Big tart oak opening, dry cherry pits, tannins, red grape skins, dry bitter cocoa powder, crisp tart plums.

M - Dry, medium-light frame with nice legs. Drinks more like a Chianti than a beer.

O - Great integration on a really complex base. Really nice sour character; well balanced, and not overly acidic.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 23:26:26 | More by vfgccp
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SirElton

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-02-2014 03:21:30 | More by SirElton
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seand

California

3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly clear dark red with just a few bubbles of tan head.

S: Strong cherry, honey, and booze.

T: Highly tart cherry leading into strong brett dominated funk, finishing with the tart fruit along with a touch of alcohol. Somewhat vinous.

M: Medium to full body, nearly no carbonation.

Overall, interesting; the tart cherry is intense, and the overall flavor profile hits hard. It's drinkable if you like that kind of thing, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 01:58:56 | More by seand
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J-Pro

California

4/5  rDev -5%

04-01-2014 04:44:30 | More by J-Pro
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Taperwookie

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-01-2014 04:41:28 | More by Taperwookie
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Jah_Json

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

03-31-2014 22:44:21 | More by Jah_Json
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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.