Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme Barrel-Aged Strong Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

From The Lost Abbey website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a reddish brown with no head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart cherries, funky Belgian yeast, vanilla, oak, caramel, sweet malts and a slight cocoa scent.
Taste: Sour cherries, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, candi sugar, yeast funk, oak, raisins and just a slight bourbon aftertaste.
Overall: Sour and delicious, The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme Barrel-Aged Strong Ale is right up my alley.  As a big fan of bourbon barrel aged beers this 11% ABV offering is a unique change from some of the other barrel aged beers I’ve had.


Mark Harvey

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