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 devilfluff
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claydoe4
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 pour at the Monk's Kettle. Dark amber/murky brown with an insignificant head. Aroma is partially toffee (likely oxidation), touches of sweet sugarcane, minor fruit esters. Nice mouthfeel with medium light tartness, Flavor is not entirely enticing. Interesting sour.

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Photo of IBUQT
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mar02x
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of griffey123
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cthulhusquid
2.49/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Poured into a Chuck's Hop Shop taster. Brown body, very thin white head.

Smell : Same as taste.

Taste : Red fruits, light bourbon, a little brown suger, wood.

Feel : high carbonation, medium body, light sourness, harsh sensation at end, I don't know if it was the alcohol or not.

Other: The flavors really clash in this one, and nothing seems to mesh together. A year or two would probably sort it out.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jodybrutal
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robc3366
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrfehon33
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tele
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle
Consumed: 11.21.15

A: 4 Pours a cloudy, reddish-brown. No head at all; totally flat.

S: 4.25 Aromas are very nice. There’s lots of cherry, mild vinegar, oak, vanilla, raisins, and mild funk. Reminds me a lot of Rodenbach grand cru with more fruit and warm, toasted oak.

T: 4 Flavors start off a bit sweet and move into a pleasant, lactic tartness. Cherries and blackberries mix well with oak and vanilla. Tannic oak is pretty strong, but doesn’t give off a strong bourbon character. Finish lingers with slight, fruity sweetness.

M: 3.75 Like the pour suggested, this beer is very undercarbonated. Since it’s a big beer, the lack of carbonation makes the beer feel heavy and slick.

O: 4 If this beer was carbonated it would be stellar; it’s actually surprising how good it tastes flat. Still a pretty nice beer with some interesting flavors. I’ll just grab Rodenbach next time.

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

Photo of 7Sport
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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