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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

955 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 637
Gots: 241 | FT: 16
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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KnowYourCraft

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-27-2014 06:42:58 | More by KnowYourCraft
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Beervana

Denmark

4/5  rDev -5%

08-23-2014 16:43:26 | More by Beervana
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getkrunkhoe

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-18-2014 15:35:26 | More by getkrunkhoe
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%

Tastes like a sour old ale. Nice sour cherry nose and you certainly get the sour cherry flavor. This beer could use some sort of carb. There is none. It's a little pricey for what it is. Expected something more complex or complete. It's a solid sour if you're a big sour cherry fan.

08-18-2014 14:17:21 | More by PHBoiler
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lukasz

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-18-2014 04:44:55 | More by lukasz
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rdooley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-17-2014 04:23:11 | More by rdooley
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blabaer

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-14-2014 02:25:48 | More by blabaer
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +10.7%

I had this at Moeder Lambic, 375ml bottle served chilled, poured in a tulip.

The color is a dark translucent brown with practically no head wth sunny red hue when held to the light with small bead ring. The smell is intense with tons of oak and dark fruit-cherry and light bourbon with stone fruit presence and light woody accent alongside a caramelized sugar and gentle vanilla aroma with the cherry odor continuing with an almost raisin-like yeast accent and mild alcohol in the back. The mouthfeel is tangy up front with rich malt and sour presence with sligh hint of sweetness and dry warming effect following with alcohol evident. The feel has a light woody texture with subtle acidity of fruit with a dry slight astringent wild yeast character with the complexity of bourbon's alcohol influence as it finishes dry.

The flavor is lovely with a mld vanilla mixed with sour cherry and bourbon juxtoposition just tantalizing along with gentle tangy yeast with the sour elements blending well with the mild alcohol and wood from the bourbon with cherry skin tannin in the finish and warmth of the bourbon continuing in the back with slight dark sugar accent. The tangy sour is in harmony with the carmelized malt flavor with light sour flavor of fruit and mellow fruity sweetness combining to finish tart with a drying alcohol taste and barrel tannin in the end. Overall this is a true joy to savor -for a strong 11% ale to have a quad base and the cherry and sour elements all working in unision is a testament with exceptional drinkability with the bourbon enhancing the overall enjoyment-great mix of fruit and barrel aging in this.

08-11-2014 18:41:10 | More by Slatetank
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Roze

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-11-2014 00:16:16 | More by Roze
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monkeymagic72

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-08-2014 22:54:00 | More by monkeymagic72
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TNeedles

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-04-2014 02:41:16 | More by TNeedles
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erbu

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-01-2014 21:53:31 | More by erbu
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Lasering

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-31-2014 02:56:42 | More by Lasering
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

07-31-2014 01:22:29 | More by ThatsThatDude
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impending

California

3/5  rDev -28.7%

07-28-2014 04:53:27 | More by impending
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-28-2014 00:13:00 | More by DrBier
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inspektor

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-27-2014 05:40:18 | More by inspektor
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Filabee

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

07-25-2014 16:49:26 | More by Filabee
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Idrankitall

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-25-2014 06:55:16 | More by Idrankitall
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mgr78704

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Ben7773

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

California

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

07-19-2014 16:12:52 | More by kaseydad
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dleiner

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-19-2014 02:21:53 | More by dleiner
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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PG2G

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-18-2014 05:44:19 | More by PG2G
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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.