Name: Cuvee de Tomme
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale (However drinks more like a Flemish Red Ale)
Brewery: The Lost Abbey. website
Region: San Marcos, California.
How served: 750 ml caged & corked bottle poured into a Rodenbach Grand Cru glass.
My Overall Opinion: Awesome.
I paired this beer with: Lemon Pepper Chicken.
Tasted on: Wednesday November 11, 2009
Note: This was the 2009 version. It is listed as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, however if you buy this beer expecting it to taste like that style, you are in for a big surprise. I used my Rodenbach Grand Cru glass, as I feel this beer tastes very similar to the Rodenbach Grand Cru. So if you’re a fan of the Grand Cru or enjoy a Flemish Red Ale you are in for a great treat with Cuvee de Tomme.
I have added a photo below of an older bottle.
“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.”