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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Photo of portia99
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle (2009) poured into an Old Guardian glass

A - pours a very clear mahogany color with a thin off white collar

S - raisins, tart cherries, brown sugar, powdered sugar, booze

T - tart, cherries, toffee and caramel

M - medium bodied, lower carbonation, tart, warming alcohol

O - very good beer, a bit on the fringes of the wild ale style with less focus on the sour and showing an even balance between the cherries and the malt in the flavors.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of uturn
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Trilogy31
3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2010 i am guessing based on when i picked this up. A murky dark brown with a slight rhubarb hue - zero head and zero carbonation. The nose and taste really mirror eachother minus a big acetic balsamic note on the finish. Notes of sour cherry, barrel, bourbon caramel, light tobacco, puckering citrus along with a rich malty note. Overall i enjoyed this complex beer but it was undone by its complete lack of carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Chaney
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was sent to me by biglobo8971 way back in the day. Thanks Brandon!

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Poured a grape juice color, with almost no head to speak of (BA brews rarely do), maybe just a couple of mounds of bubbles.

S: Like a fine red wine with a sour twist. Sour cherries, vanilla, a bit of wood. Very potent indeed.

T: Perhaps I took to big of a gulp because my jaw just locked. I definitely good the richness from the quad upfront, but the late mid to the finish was pure sour cherry jubilee. I didn't get any bourbon taste, but the smooth, buttery, velvety finish could have been none other.

M: Pretty thick as far as these wild yeast beers go, somewhat acidic, but not totally a sour bomb. After a few sips, once the palate warm up to the flavors and sensations, the brew becomes somewhat smoother and creamier. No lacing left on the glass.

O: Totally blown away here. This is the best beer I've had so far in 2013.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.32/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Notes from a tasting on 12/6. Big thanks to mike for the share.

Enjoyed from a lost abbey teku. vintage 2009?

bottle opened WITHOUT a pop (uh oh). pours still as the night. maroonish purple. smells super sour and rubbery. tastes like a brown ale with some funk and oak. definitely sour. rubbery sourness. i wish it was the beer without the barrel since the base beer seems interesting. little acetone, some heat, but flat like crazy...overally drinkable, but the lack of carbonation is a big let down.

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3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, brouwers

appearance: 12oz pour in an unbranded snifter, muddy amber body, soapy white suds and a light filmy lace

smell: bourbon, tart and sweet cherry, oak, brown sugar

taste:intermingling of tart and sweet cherries, moderate notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla and brown sugar, raisin and caramel. Interesting, but not all it was cracked out to be.

mouthfeel: light tartness, oily, light bourbon bite

overall: pretty good - would have a hard time justifying the sticker price on a bottle though

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,219 ratings
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