Review – Lost Abbey – Cuvee de Tomme – 2008
From The Lost Abbey – The most award winning Pizza Port beer of all time 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. One of the most complex and unique beers we make each year. This beer is 11.0% ABV and is available in 375 and 750 ml bottles and on draft at inspired locations. TFP Edit: 2008 didn’t have 750ml packaging.
The Lost Abbey – Cuvee de Tomme, Vintage 2008. 12.7 oz bottle poured into my New Belgium glass. 11% abv. Served at room temperature.
Appearance: Dark brown with a pinstripe ring of tan suds.
Aroma: Sour cherries, sour grapes, oak, wine cork, and funky goodness.
Taste: Red wine, funky sourness (The Brett?). After a bit, you can really taste the wood of the barrel.
Overall: A very nice sour beer, but I was in search of something that I didn’t find. Hasn’t changed much with 6 months of age on it.