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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

953 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 953
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 636
Gots: 240 | 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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Holland

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

05-27-2013 01:50:10 | More by Holland
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-25-2013 17:49:34 | More by SocalKicks
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HopsintheSack

California

3/5  rDev -28.7%

05-25-2013 04:55:15 | More by HopsintheSack
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4/5  rDev -5%

05-24-2013 22:24:15 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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Absolut

California

4/5  rDev -5%

05-23-2013 23:02:20 | More by Absolut
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bbadger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-22-2013 23:48:19 | More by bbadger
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TheBoog013

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

05-22-2013 03:37:50 | More by TheBoog013
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mbw314

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-20-2013 03:35:55 | More by mbw314
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stevec32

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-19-2013 04:00:28 | More by stevec32
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-16-2013 16:54:56 | More by moonknight31
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arash1000

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +18.8%

05-14-2013 17:56:02 | More by arash1000
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-12-2013 10:42:00 | More by GrindFatherBob
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emaciated

California

4/5  rDev -5%

05-09-2013 03:31:09 | More by emaciated
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 4/5/13 cheers Rutager for the bottle

A murky dark brown liquid with just a short lived film even after an angry pour, no lace, a few bubbles popping up here and there but it looks pretty still

S smells nice though with prune and raisin coated in brown sugar but I don't get much cherry or funk but just a little, some oak and vanilla with a hint of booze

T I get a little more tart cherry then I could smell on the nose but still not much, lots of brown sugar both crystal and burnt, some plum perhaps as it warms

M nearly flat, medium-full with some heat and faint tannin, plenty room for improvement in this department perhaps more cherry on the finish then anywhere else

O the nose and tastes pretty solid but it just doesn't follow through in other areas, I suppose the most important aspects are taken care of but I'm a little let down

I'm guessing I opened one of the classic Lost Abbey's dead bottles, no where near "off" but it needs some life to be a great beer. I can see how many things could go wrong brewing something like this but I doubt this is exactly what the envisioned

05-05-2013 05:46:28 | More by wordemupg
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-29-2013 02:14:18 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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CanisMajor

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-28-2013 19:18:12 | More by CanisMajor
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riored4v

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

2009 release enjoyed on 4/22/13

Poured in to a tulip. Clear, deep ruby colored body. Very little amount of head that faded quick.

Aroma had good amounts of oak, dark fruit and cherries. Good vinegar and acidic tartness. A bit pruney and earthy. Mellow maltyness.

Taste was great with loads of cherry and mouth puckering tartness. Oak, prunes and dark fruits also present. A bit lemony, acidic and vinegary. Mild maltyness. Some light notes of chocolate and caramel. Very nice tartness in the finish. No signs of ABV

Mouthfeel was medium body with a medium/high carb and a super dry finish.

Overall this was phenomenol and well worth the money. Great blend of flavors and tartness was excellent.

04-23-2013 01:25:39 | More by riored4v
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Devinph

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-21-2013 05:33:02 | More by Devinph
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California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-15-2013 20:53:44 | More by Grant35
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

04-14-2013 19:42:55 | More by acurtis
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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-09-2013 23:43:45 | More by Matthew_Lawrence
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-09-2013 01:39:02 | More by kbuzz
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California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-09-2013 00:17:33 | More by djaeon
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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-07-2013 17:37:27 | More by Sarmartay
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-07-2013 05:41:39 | More by Gonzoillini
Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.