Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
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4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
A: The bottle is almost totally flat with only the faintest indication of any bubbles. Deep brown and very murky. This is not an attractive beer to look at.
S: Sweet rummy quadruple vibe with burnt sugar, a bit of booze & raisins. Lactic sourness melds beautifully with vanilla oak-barrel character. Some butterscotch elements. Very complex, very appetizing, I love it.
T: It's interesting how the acidity of CdT changes my perception of typical quadruple flavors. All the elements I love in a quad are present but they brightened up significantly by the cherries, pedio and lacto. Lots of oak, raisins. Finds a very appetizing balance between sweet and sour. Little to no vinegar character which is ideal.
M: It's really a shame that my bottle wasn't carbonated. I think this could have been a truly spectacular beer had the bottle conditioning gone better.
O: Despite the carbonation blunder this is a delicious and highly complex beer. I'd buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2012 22:39:32 | More by mattsander
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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
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