Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
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4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I grabbed this at City Beer Store during a vacation in San Francisco last September. Drinking this tonight on a hot, sticky evening.
2009 vintage, 750mL
APPEARANCE: Pours into my New Belgium tulip a deep, ruddy brown with a firm, finger-high, beige head on top. The foam is tightly bubbled and drops quickly to a hearty collar with a large patch across the surface of the beer.
SMELL: Deep sour with a significant lactic component. A bit of funky sock quality comes through as well. It's quite fruity and vinous with a large dose of vanilla quality from the barrels. Overall nice, but a bit sharp and harsh.
TASTE: Much more well rounded than the aroma. The fruitiness really shines here with cherry and wine. It begins fairly funky before giving way to full-on tart by the finish. Barrel flavors are muted but certainly present. Excellent.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied but an effervescent carbonation lightens things up considerably. Silky smooth without being syrupy. Perfect.
DRINKABILITY: Oh God. I just saw that it's 11%. You'd never know at all. This is incredible and I'm going to drink the whole 750.
A world-class beer for sure and worth seeking out. I'm really bummed now that I don't have another. Time to start planning that next California trip.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2010 01:35:59 | More by jmalex
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