Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cuvee de Tomme

Tonight I'm drinking Cuvee de Tomme brewed by Port Brewing Company (aka The Lost Abbey) in San Marcos, California. This beer came with and was left behind by online friend TheArtOfBeer. Eventually I'll meet her in person! The little 12.7 corked and caged wine bottle has a beautiful presentation. Dali-esque clocks are melting over an hourglass that has cherries dripping through it. The back label tells a story of the painstaking process these guys took to create and age and blend this beer. Great colors too!

Wild and yeasty aroma, with plenty of tart berries and raisins. Very pronounced and deep aroma. Sweet love, amazing! Tart cherry and strawberry flavors hit you right from the very first sip. Great wildly sour berry. Some red wine tannic flavors are also highly noticeable and dry out your palate quite a bit. Some oak flavors are there but not prominent. The carbonation is non-existent and this beer is flat. Sweeter fruits and raisins and prunes play well with their sour cousins. Very juicy, great yeast flavors, loving the sour berry. Though the lack of carbonation was a negative and a bit of a let-down, this was a really nice beer. Oh, and for the record, I didn't mention the 11% alcohol because I didn't even notice it was present. Dangerous!

Riedel Vinum Cuvée Prestige Glass, Set of 2

Tommy -- Roger Daltrey

San Marcos 109 Jalapeno Peppers, 7-Ounce (Pack of 24)

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