Cuvee De Tomme | The Lost Abbey

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4.21/5
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Cuvee De TommeCuvee De Tomme
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blended dark strong ale with sour cherries aged in American oak and French oak red wine barrels.

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.

Added by jcalabre on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,928
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
1,242
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
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Photo of sweetbrew82
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Really dark bodied, pouring mahogany deep brown and filling with a black walnut and almost purplish dark quality. Head creation is faint tan, almost purple as well, with a faint pencil collar. Very neat looking wild brew.

Delicious smelling tart cherries. Excellent acidity on the beer, with a touch of almost balsamic vinegar sweetness but sticks to more robust red wine like vinegar and malt but far more rich bouquet. Juicy tart cherry quality litterally smells like you can bite right into it.

Wow this is just great on the palate. Full rounded rich almost carbernet thick like wine flavors. Bursting rich cherries in the mid palate, thick malt like sourness and almost dough cherry bread licking down the back. Finishes with rich woody and splintery touches, and has no alcohol boozy quality or burn.

Drinks like an incredible delicious rich red serious wine, but is full of excellent tart beer wild greatness. Fantastic stuff, definitely will remember this one.

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Photo of Davl22
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrandfield
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12.8.14
Words can only superficially describe the depths I plumbed with this beer.

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Photo of edthehead
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic beer. I had to set a celebration for my good friend Ayla at Mead Hall in Cambridge. You can’t go wrong with the cuvée Des Tomme!

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Photo of Nunya
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djcira
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark red, nearing stout color, with a thin tan ring.

Smell is toasty char, soft oak, toasted sesame, red grape and red wine vinegar.

Taste is smooth and not harsh at all with a nicely sour red wine and grape start giving way to slight char and tannins, finishing with a hint of gummies.

Body is mediium-full, soft with a lightly sharp, semi-dry sting.

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Photo of pathman
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2/24/18 draft @ Lizardville

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Photo of paresis
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ruby-tinted black with a very thin light tan head.

Sour grapes, cherry, vinegar and soy in the nose.

Nice sour, cherry flavor. Raisin, too. Mild earthy, pilly bitterness in aftertaste.

Creamy, very well carbonated feel. Nice fizziness to it.

A nice and fruity, creamy sour. Not unlike Alexander, although not quite at that level.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Mahogany brown with medium white head.
Smell: Cherry, ginger, mulled spices, oak, damp funk, raisins, Candied sugar, and tobacco.
Taste: Cherry, leather, damp funk, Candied sugar, toffee, and tobacco.
Mouthfeel: Full and Complex.
Overall: Not my favorite style, but a great interesting beer.

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Photo of johnlatona
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,242 ratings