Cuvee de Tomme

California
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
75
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
31 / 40
Appearance:
3 / 6
Mouthfeel:
5 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

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. Cuvee starts with a complex nose of tart cherries, vanilla and dusty cocoa finish. There is also an underlying basis of yeast esters and wild yeast components that result in an extraordinary complex nose.

Profile

ABV: 
11.5%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
50 - 60° F
Hops: 
Challenger, Styrian Golding, Sterling, East Kent Goldings
Malts: 
Pilsner, Caramunich, Special B, Chocolate, Roasted Wheat
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
5 / 10

The Lost Abbey of San Marcos has been producing esoteric Belgian-influenced ales since 2006 and co-founder Tomme Arthur continues the trend with his acclaimed Cuvee de Tomme. Unfortunately, our samples arrived with virtually no carbonation, which seriously hampered the beer’s ability to present...