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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
Ranking:
#1,072
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
1,212
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
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682
Gots:
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Trade:
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look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 375 bottle into an Ommegang tulip. Need to check vintage.

A- FLAT. son of a bitch, Lost Abbey. Why the Hell can't you get this right?! Needed pliers to remove the cork. God dammit... Pours a deep red/brown. Let's call it red ocher.

S- tart cherries. Brett. Woody. Smells kinda like Tomme rolling in cherries.

T- cherries and brown sugar. Tartness. Sour. No funk. Pretty good wild.

M- fucking flat. Like a still white wine. Teeth coating sourness

O- another disappointing Lost Abbey. Here's to many more flat beers! Cheers!

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 4/5/13 cheers Rutager for the bottle

A murky dark brown liquid with just a short lived film even after an angry pour, no lace, a few bubbles popping up here and there but it looks pretty still

S smells nice though with prune and raisin coated in brown sugar but I don't get much cherry or funk but just a little, some oak and vanilla with a hint of booze

T I get a little more tart cherry then I could smell on the nose but still not much, lots of brown sugar both crystal and burnt, some plum perhaps as it warms

M nearly flat, medium-full with some heat and faint tannin, plenty room for improvement in this department perhaps more cherry on the finish then anywhere else

O the nose and tastes pretty solid but it just doesn't follow through in other areas, I suppose the most important aspects are taken care of but I'm a little let down

I'm guessing I opened one of the classic Lost Abbey's dead bottles, no where near "off" but it needs some life to be a great beer. I can see how many things could go wrong brewing something like this but I doubt this is exactly what the envisioned

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Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,212 ratings
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