Cuvee De Tomme | The Lost Abbey

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Cuvee De TommeCuvee De Tomme

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Brewing_Rob
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: One of the ugliest beers I have ever experienced. This beer pours flat and murky. Best enjoyed in the dark!

Smell: Fantastic aroma of cherries and oak. Very nice balance of lactic acid and brett in the nose.

Taste: Wow! This beer delivers all those cherries and barrel flavored right to your head. A nice sour finish that isn't overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: just as a high gravity sour should be, dry. The beer has a nice body for being so dry, it's by no means thin and insipid or cloying.

Overall: I like it! The flat murky first impression is a bit disappointing but it totally delivers everywhere else. I think this is best to be enjoyed on a dark cool night by an open fire.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Zraly
2.19/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

2011 vintage -- was a gift from a friend

Pulled at the cork some -- and that was not an easy task. When I actually got the cork loose, there was not a sound. Poured into a Westvleteren XII chalice. The correlation between a lack of a pop when opening the bottle and the complete lack of carbonation is high here.

Murky purple-brown in color; tawny but not quite. No head to speak of, and barely a bubble present in the glass.

Flat. Flat. Flat! I've saved this for two years to have a flat beer. Very disappointing.

Slight smell of oak. Taste of vinegar and sour fruit. Finish is very acidic. This would make good salad dressing. Seriously, I think I might make salad dressing out of this. When the world gives you lemons...

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MagicJeff
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After I wrestled the cork out of the bottle and took 5 minutes to cool down and catch my breath, I poured it into my Bruery snifter.

Appearance: Reminds me of a thick port. Deep ruby brown. No head at all.

Smell: Boozy and vinous. Currants, raisins, dates.

Taste: Raisins, lemon zest, even dark chocolate? Burn from alcohol on back end. This thing is crazy.

Mouthfeel: Medium to almost full bodied, which is interesting for an "american wild ale." Gets much better as it warms up. Very little carbonation.

Overall: I think if this thing actually had carbonation, it would be on par with RR sours. But it doesn't--which isn't necessarily bad. This would be a great post-hoilday meal beer. Very complex and worth a try...On the expensive side but I'd still recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
4.17 out of 5 based on 1,205 ratings.
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