1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

Not Rated.
Cuvee De TommeCuvee De Tomme

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

937 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 937 | Reviews: 387 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sulldaddy:
Photo of sulldaddy
sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was given this bottle as a gift from Venom. Thanks a lot man!

I am sampling a chilled bottle in a snifter that I am sharing with my new wife, mom-in-law, and bro-in-law. Perfect opportunity to open a special bottle of beer!
The brew pours a dark and cloudy mahogany color some small, white sediment chunks are suspended in my glass. There is a small beige fluffy head of 1 cm that remains as a surface layer throughout.
Aroma is deep and complex with fruity cherry, boozy whisky notes, some oak, a little raisin and dark fruit, and a general funkiness. Very appealing to me and all who are trying this beer with me.
First sip reveals a very smooth yet thick body with mild carbonation. The brew reveals little of the alcohol up front.
Flavor is rich and fruity with cherries and dark fruit mixing with wooden oak notes, similar to licking a popsicle stick, and again whisky/bourbon notes come through on the end. I also get just a hint of dry cocoa powder at the start of each sip. Overall the beer is mildy sweet and funky. The alcohol barely makes a notice with just a hint of warmth on the finish in the back of my throat. Also the general happiness of the group at the end of the bottle hints that there was some booze consumed!
This was a definate treat of a beer and I am indebted to Venom for the opportunity!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2005 03:36:11 | More by sulldaddy
More User Reviews:
Photo of mgr78704
mgr78704

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-20-2014 16:23:42 | More by mgr78704
Photo of Ben7773
Ben7773

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-19-2014 20:23:18 | More by Ben7773
Photo of kaseydad
kaseydad

California

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2009 vintage

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
Photo of dleiner
dleiner

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-19-2014 02:21:53 | More by dleiner
Photo of NJB145
NJB145

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-18-2014 14:15:54 | More by NJB145
Photo of PG2G
PG2G

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-18-2014 05:44:19 | More by PG2G
Photo of fishrunner
fishrunner

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-17-2014 20:07:24 | More by fishrunner
Photo of Stum-pub
Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

07-17-2014 16:39:51 | More by Stum-pub
Photo of Raziel313
Raziel313

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

07-15-2014 07:23:39 | More by Raziel313
Photo of jkrug5
jkrug5

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-13-2014 20:48:50 | More by jkrug5
Photo of bccocx
bccocx

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

07-12-2014 16:20:30 | More by bccocx
Photo of jaeone
jaeone

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-09-2014 19:47:41 | More by jaeone
Photo of vissai
vissai

California

4/5  rDev -5%

07-07-2014 04:07:41 | More by vissai
Photo of layinbrix
layinbrix

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-06-2014 21:04:51 | More by layinbrix
Photo of ctrevino
ctrevino

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

07-03-2014 02:25:49 | More by ctrevino
Photo of smekermann
smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-03-2014 01:05:36 | More by smekermann
Photo of Skunkdrool
Skunkdrool

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-01-2014 15:43:16 | More by Skunkdrool
Photo of fbc24
fbc24

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.7%

07-01-2014 15:10:22 | More by fbc24
Photo of BryanCDM
BryanCDM

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-30-2014 04:13:42 | More by BryanCDM
Photo of LotsofLupulin
LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

06-29-2014 00:25:28 | More by LotsofLupulin
Photo of Jmbbabson
Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-28-2014 00:58:13 | More by Jmbbabson
Photo of sammyg832
sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +18.8%

06-27-2014 19:34:31 | More by sammyg832
Photo of Kinger86
Kinger86

Maine

4/5  rDev -5%

06-26-2014 01:15:24 | More by Kinger86
Photo of BeerForMuscle
BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

06-25-2014 01:27:45 | More by BeerForMuscle
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.