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:
1,205
Reviews:
413
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
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684
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Photo of brydeen
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed as part of Blind BIF round 8

A: Pours a muddled, murky brown, with zero head at all. Not the most inviting appearance.

S: Sour dark fruits, oak, bourbon perhaps? A touch of vinegar, but not overly harsh. A hint of cherry. It has a very inviting sweet and sour vibe. As unappealing as it looks, it smells fantastic.

T: Sour splash of vinegar, but it's completely offset by a vanilla oaky backbone. This certainly tastes like a barrel aged wild or Flanders style brew. Sour cherries tickle the back of the tongue on the aftertaste. Quite tasty, with interesting flavors melding.

M: Medium bodied, with a firm alcohol presence, without feely boozy. Almost no carbonation present at all.

O: really interesting brew. Looks are as unappetizing as they get, but the flavors are wonderfully integrated and contrasting. Bottle shape/size had me thinking Russian River right away, but the lack of carb makes me think Lost Abbey. The beer resembles Red Poppy in look, which I just tried for the first time last week, only perhaps with more age?

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Photo of rand
3.17/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

From 375 mL bottle to flute glass

A: Dark ruby-red in color, the brew has no apparent carbonation and forms no head. Completely opaque.

S: The nose is sour cherries, raisin, vanilla and oaky cocoa. There's a strong malt-backbone that yields a distinct toffee sweetness, carried by ample alcohol volatiles.

T/M: The tart cherries and raisin leap to the front of the palate, met by the bready sweetness. The brew is chewy, really viscous, and penetrates every nook and cranny of your mouth. Complex and layered, the cherry aspects bend toward a phenolic note mid-sip as notes of medicine and clove are detected. With all that's going on on the palate, the beer is flat, making it hard to parse the favors at the finish. Boozy, medicinal notes linger between sips.

Interesting, and has some tasty aspects, the beer really loses points with the lack of carbonation. This type of layered, complex beer really needs some scrubbing bubbles.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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