Cuvee De Tomme
The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #301
Ranked #2,737
4.21 | pDev: 10.69%
May 07, 2022
Jun 14, 2003
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Notes: 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.
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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

2018 vintage at 12.5%

May 07, 2022
4.27 by donspublic from Texas on May 01, 2022
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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

On tap at the brewery. Incredible cherry character with added barrel qualities. Such a great sour. Rich and dark with the fruitiness that makes cherries so perfect for dark beers and aging. Been waiting 15 years to try this and it does not disappoint!

Oct 12, 2021
4.23 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Sep 02, 2021
4 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 05, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

Bottle, as The Lost Abbey Cuvée de Tomme, kindly shared by gunnar. Dark ruby colour, large beige head. Unusual and very complex aroma, oaky and vinous notes, sour cherries and farmhouse. Sour flavour but not extreme, the cherries are there but not totally dominant, also oaky notes.

Mar 19, 2021
4.25 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2021
3.51 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 10, 2021
4.2 by smithj4 from New York on Nov 26, 2020
4.24 by bylerteck from Canada (ON) on Oct 13, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mwilbur from Minnesota

12.5%. Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a murky dark ruby amber/brown hue with no head.
S: Bourbon cherries, vinous berries (cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries), a distinct wild yeast, oak, and a soft burnt caramel note.
T: Mouth-puckering tart cherries hits first, quickly followed by warming spices and vinous berries as well as soft oak tannins, subtle sweet bourbon, and hints of nutty vanilla and elusive caramel.
M: Medium body. A burst of tart fruit followed by softer sweet elements. Some warming aspects too. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate.
D: Lovely and layered! Take your time to sip, savor, and enjoy. Let this open up a bit for best experience (seems to allow the stronger tart notes to better balance with the rest of the brew).

Oct 13, 2020
2 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Sep 16, 2020
4.17 by zbelair from Pennsylvania on Feb 17, 2020
4.06 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a snifter to what is essentially a black beer. Due to being essentially still there in a small off white collar around the edge of the glass
S: The beer smells of acidity and sour cherries with hints of oak and bitter dark chocolate
T: Taste is tart cherries, dark chocolate, sourness, oak, and some nice funk with a pleasant amount of sourness throughout. On the swallow there's more sour cherries, dark chocolate, oak, funk, and lingering sour cherry.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a slightly slick feel on the palate. Carbonation is essentially non existent while the beer has a drying finish due to the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. It has some great flavors and some excellent complexity. Not sure how old this is but I think I got it when I lived in CA which makes it at least five years old. No serious signs of oxidation or falling off so I'd say this one held up very well. Worth a try if they still make it.

Oct 25, 2019
4.39 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Aug 21, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

2009 Vintage.
750 ml. bottle.
Vigorous pour yields a 1/8 inch fleeting head over a garnet edged brown body with no lacing as head is long gone. Nose of dried dark fruit (mostly raisins, some strawberries, and some cherries), grapes, cherries, and slight bourbon. Taste nearly mirrors nose with the raisins taking over. Wonderfully tart finish with some red wine tannins, slight red wine vinegar and finally turning to just the tiniest bit of strawberries, cherries, and raisins at the end. Whoa! Nice feel for a wild ale of this age. Overall, a wonderful experience to behold! Cheers!!

Aug 12, 2019
4.31 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Jul 25, 2019
4.29 by wc94wc from California on Jul 12, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by socon67 from New York

Finally got to try this one. Muddy brown pour. The scent of raisins reminds me of Golden Fruit cookies; in fact the flavors have a slight bready note before giving to raisins. A very tasty beer and one that is perfect with a bold cheese.

Jun 06, 2019
4.75 by Narkee from Australia on May 30, 2019
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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by npolachek from New York

Tons of depth - cherries, Brett, great complexity. Drank this at Monks Cafe in Philadelphia. Some bourbon as well as raisin. Great beer and very drinkable.

May 27, 2019
4.06 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on May 26, 2019
4.2 by swanfungus from California on May 23, 2019
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4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DIM from Pennsylvania

I'm not really into sour beer anymore and I don't think I've had anything from Lost Abbey since the good old flat Abbey days. Saw this on tap tonight and couldn't resist giving it a shot, I'm glad I did.

Layer upon layer of depth here, all incredibly harmonious. The sour cherry/red wine vinegar notes are most prominent. They are robust and satisfying, without being puckeringly abrasive.

Some Bourbon barrel sweetness, figs/raisins, and sweet bread malts are all discernible as well. The carbonation was spot on, soft and creamy I am happy to report. ;)

May 14, 2019
4.13 by Hopelessly0 from California on May 14, 2019
4.24 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on May 12, 2019
4.17 by BerryKumquat from California on Apr 27, 2019
4.6 by Garyhaber from Florida on Feb 01, 2019
4.15 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Nov 10, 2018
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Nov 05, 2018
4.41 by sweetbrew82 from California on Sep 11, 2018
3.74 by Hop_God from California on Sep 03, 2018
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4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

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.

Aug 29, 2018
4.78 by Davl22 from New Hampshire on Aug 29, 2018
4.29 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia on Aug 15, 2018
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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

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

Aug 14, 2018
4.75 by edthehead from New York on Aug 14, 2018
4.09 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on Jun 28, 2018
4.5 by jbarletto from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2018
Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1273 ratings