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
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#1,168
Reviews:
417
Ratings:
1,237
pDev:
10.69%
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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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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

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brianmandell
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cuvee Tomme is a bit unusual, in my experience, almost an odd duck. The appearance is reddish, without much head. The aroma is understated, but the taste is big: fruity, dry, and tart. It's tart but not really sour. This beer is quite a bit different from Flanders Reds or Oud Bruins, or similar beers. The oak is really prominent, especially in the aftertaste. I happen to like the combination a lot, but I can easily see how it might put others off. Recommended if you like woody beers and dry fruity sours.

Serving was on tap.

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

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

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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,237 ratings