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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

968 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 637
Gots: 243 | FT: 15
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

purdueflyguy, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

CoolEthan, Jun 24, 2013
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3.16/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

From 375 mL bottle to flute glass

A: Dark ruby-red in color, the brew has no apparent carbonation and forms no head. Completely opaque.

S: The nose is sour cherries, raisin, vanilla and oaky cocoa. There's a strong malt-backbone that yields a distinct toffee sweetness, carried by ample alcohol volatiles.

T/M: The tart cherries and raisin leap to the front of the palate, met by the bready sweetness. The brew is chewy, really viscous, and penetrates every nook and cranny of your mouth. Complex and layered, the cherry aspects bend toward a phenolic note mid-sip as notes of medicine and clove are detected. With all that's going on on the palate, the beer is flat, making it hard to parse the favors at the finish. Boozy, medicinal notes linger between sips.

Interesting, and has some tasty aspects, the beer really loses points with the lack of carbonation. This type of layered, complex beer really needs some scrubbing bubbles.

rand, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

MaseFace, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

HopsMatt, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

illy0sis, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

zestar, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Matthewpakula, Jun 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

FLBeerGuy, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

InspectorBob, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

orangesol, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

ajzy, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

DenverBigRed, Jun 01, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 375 bottle into an Ommegang tulip. Need to check vintage.

A- FLAT. son of a bitch, Lost Abbey. Why the Hell can't you get this right?! Needed pliers to remove the cork. God dammit... Pours a deep red/brown. Let's call it red ocher.

S- tart cherries. Brett. Woody. Smells kinda like Tomme rolling in cherries.

T- cherries and brown sugar. Tartness. Sour. No funk. Pretty good wild.

M- fucking flat. Like a still white wine. Teeth coating sourness

O- another disappointing Lost Abbey. Here's to many more flat beers! Cheers!

Michigan, May 27, 2013
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stevec32, May 19, 2013
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moonknight31, May 16, 2013
Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.