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Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 645
Gots: 259 | FT: 13
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 12-14-2006

Once upon a time it was the most award winning Pizza Port beer of all time. Now it has found a new home at The Lost Abbey.

A massive brown ale base that is made from four fermentable sugars including Malted Barley, Raisins, Candi Sugar and Sour Cherries, this beer is fully fermented before being placed in Bourbon barrels where the beer ages for one year with the Sour Cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast that we inoculate the barrels with.
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Lost Abbey's Cuvee de Tomme, Quad brewed with raisins, with cherries added then aged Bourbon barrels. 11% ABV.

A: No head; just a very slim ring of tiny bubbles around the edge. No lacing. Decent sheeting. Brown/tamarind, with a reddish tint. Nut brown, with a slight yellow rim, in the dimple.

S: Tart Morello cherry as soon as the bottle is opened. Yeah, lots of super tart Morello cherry! Slight barnyard funk. Some raisin and molasses backing. A slight Bourbon caramel note.

T/MF: Oh, odd. A pretty decent tartness up front, directly from the cherries. Doesn't seem to be from sour inoculation. There seems to be a bit of bitter chocolate in there. Definitely molasses, cherry pit. Slight oak on the back. A faint Bourbon-y alcohol on the back of the throat and on the chest. Yeah, I definitely feel this one in the chest. Cherry sweetness on the very tip of the tongue, but it's well disguised by the sharp acidity. A bit of hay and barnyard around mid-tongue. A weird light, yet sharp, sweetness towards the back of the tongue. I'm feeling the alcohol in my belly, as it settles. Very interesting. Date or prune, also around mid-tongue. A lot of layers going on. Fig, acai, peach pit, apple seed. A good amount of non-hop bitterness on the back end, mostly in a seed/stem kind of way.

A great experience beer, but not something I could see wanting to drink regularly. I'm wondering if a different kind of barrel would have suited it better. Brandy, perhaps...

Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

2009 bottling.

Oh buddy the aroma has tart as fuck written all over it. Can I handle this? Has it aged well?

Not much pop of the cork. Color is a dark brown. A few scattered bubbles clear out quick.

Vinous in almost every way aroma-wise with plenty of sour, dark fruits (including cherries of course) and an aftershock of vinegar. Some spent grain and

The taste is tart all the way, but not overwhelmingly so. Suprisingly balanced with a medley of ripe fruits mixed with sour fruits, yeast, vinegar, and a bit of vanilla and spice.

The alcohol heat is trumped by the flavor, and barely noticeable.

This one didn't seem to suffer at all for it's age, and maybe I'm just getting used to sours, but I'm going to finish this one off and wish for more.

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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.