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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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984 Ratings

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 637
Gots: 244 | FT: 13
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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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed as part of Blind BIF round 8

A: Pours a muddled, murky brown, with zero head at all. Not the most inviting appearance.

S: Sour dark fruits, oak, bourbon perhaps? A touch of vinegar, but not overly harsh. A hint of cherry. It has a very inviting sweet and sour vibe. As unappealing as it looks, it smells fantastic.

T: Sour splash of vinegar, but it's completely offset by a vanilla oaky backbone. This certainly tastes like a barrel aged wild or Flanders style brew. Sour cherries tickle the back of the tongue on the aftertaste. Quite tasty, with interesting flavors melding.

M: Medium bodied, with a firm alcohol presence, without feely boozy. Almost no carbonation present at all.

O: really interesting brew. Looks are as unappetizing as they get, but the flavors are wonderfully integrated and contrasting. Bottle shape/size had me thinking Russian River right away, but the lack of carb makes me think Lost Abbey. The beer resembles Red Poppy in look, which I just tried for the first time last week, only perhaps with more age?

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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.

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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.