Cuvee De Tomme | The Lost Abbey

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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:
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.

Added by jcalabre on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,197
Reviews:
412
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
681
Gots:
270
For Trade:
12
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Photo of Erik-P
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Teku glass

A: Pours dark brown with a tan colored head, no head retention, no carbonation, very nice ruby brown edges when held up to the light.

A: Massive amounts of cherry aromas, sour tartness, oak, funk, touch of light brown sugar sweetness, alcohol is not present on the aroma, smells very promising.

T: Cherry tartness up front, touch of light funk, sourness, some oak, very balanced, finish has a lot of cherries as if the flavor and dryness is sticking to my gums, some caramel, brown sugar sweetness as well, a world class beer.

M: Medium bodied with a very dry finish, low carbonation.

O: Very impressed with this beer, lots of cherries in the aroma and flavor, however, it's balanced with oak, sour, and tart notes as well a slight touch of brown sugar sweetness, it's amazingly drinkable for the ABV, definitely worth the money, looking forward to see how well my other bottles age.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kavinci
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wiescins
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.13/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer seems to be a deep amber color with little visible carbonation.

Smell - The nose is sour with a pleasant oakiness.

Taste - I am impressed with an overall sour profile. The cherry is sour but has a background of sweetness from candy sugar. The oak gives a dry impression that continues to the end. I also get a little of cinnamon. The cherries matured nicely in this one.

Mouthfeel - Though it seems thin, the oak gives an impression of stickiness.

Overall - This is great. Seek it.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datchethilbery
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ineluctablemodality
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeledonia
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Chuck's Greenwood in Seattle. Tasted 3 June 2016.

Pours a deep, murky brown. More head than the glass would take, decent retention, some lacing. Fine.

Smell is a lovely mix of potent sweet malty stuff, cherries, sharp acidic sour. Really nice.

Taste is like an unbalanced version of the smell. The fruit comes through, but all the subtlety is blasted out of the way by the sour, which is a little more acrid than I'd like.

Feel is good. Fairly heavy, but well carbonated to keep things moving. Feels like a sour, with that prickly lightness dominating any residual malty sludge I thought I might get based on the appearance.

A decent sour. The taste is chaotic, and I lose things I'd like to be able to taste.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
4.17 out of 5 based on 1,197 ratings.
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