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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of CurtisLoew
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Came into this beer with incredibly high hopes. 11% quad w/ cherries? - sign me up!

Unfortunately it poured as flat as can be. A rigorous pour down the middle produced zero bubbles. Smell is great. Tart cherries, chocolate covered cherries. fig/rum/raisin characters. Amazing smell. Taste is more of the same. As it warms the taste really improves and opens up. The taste softens. Chocolate covered dark cherries w/ figs & raisins. It's really too bad they couldn't get the carbonation. It didn't need much, but with even a small amount of bubbles this beer would have been world class.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hippityhops85
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 bottle, poured into snifter.

Pours a dark, murky brown color. Minimal head. Kinda ugly.

The nose has tons of tart, mouthwatering flavors coating some dark fruit and wine characteristics. Very nice.

The taste has lots of tart raspberry preserve flavors to it along with some mild bourbon characteristics with paired really nicely together.

Medium bodied with low carbonation.

A really interesting beer and definitely one best shared among friends. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of basilcrow
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark raisin color with no head, no lacing, and no carbonation!

S - Brett, raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, oak barrel, raisins, and figs, ....dark fruit.

T - Dry oak, sherry, cognac, dark cherries, raisins, figs,

M - VELVET smooth, lingering mellow tart sourness, leaves the mouth watering for another sip.

O - Outstanding!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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