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Veritas 012 - The Lost Abbey

Veritas 012Veritas 012

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 11.09%


Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-03-2013)
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale pinkish orange. Nice white head. Gushes slowly in the bottle.

Smell - Musty and acidic. Cherry and acidity. Oaky.

Taste - Cherry. Acetic acid. Musty and oaky. Grainy. Nice sourness, but kinda dirty.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated. Nice sourness.

Overall - Pretty tasty sour. Not exactly earth shattering, though.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 02:45:51 | More by Alieniloquium
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle generously sent for a tasting by beachstrength49. Thanks Chris! Poured into a HF taster stem.

Pour: Pours a murky salmon color, with three fingers of frothy eggshell head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Bright, sweet cherry skin, some pear, and some lemon.As it warms, a distinct watermelon comes through. Very lactic, even on the nose. A touch of funk and earthiness on the back end.

Taste: Muted cherries and some lemon juice. Sharp acidity up front, that quickly evolves into a heavy lactic character. Distinctly yogurty throughout the entire palate. Some funk come through mid palate. As it warms, more of the same watermelon character from the nose. Finish is sweet and moderately dry.

Mouthfeel: The weakest part of this beer, as the lactic yogurt aspect added a creaminess that I found off putting. Moderately dry and quite sweet.

Overall: A pleasure to try, but this beer is not nearly in the same league as CCK. The cherries are very muted, and when coupled with the extreme yogurt feel make this a very good, but not outstanding american wild.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 20:11:36 | More by cfrances33
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kevanb

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, #320, generously shared by thedoog and Mr. Whittle, poured into a Cantillon degustation glass.

The beer pours a soft, light pink color, hues of apricot with a frothy, white head that has moderate retention and leaves a few nice spots of soapy lace behind. The aroma is of sweet cherry, watermelon, peach flesh, lactic funk, yogurt creaminess with some chewy oak behind it. It's a very sweet aroma for how sour it is, I was a bit surprised at the lack of tartness to match the lactic sour qualities. The first thing that hits me as I taste the beer is artificial watermelon, as if from a Jolly Rancher candy, sweet, a bit syrupy and sugary, some cherry and apricot or peach fuzz pops out nicely as well with some nice, soft funk, lactic as well with some pale malt that brings out some chewiness and body before a similar yogurty taste lingers at the finish. The body is wonderful, crisp yet creamy, coats the mouth very well, lively without being abrasive and prickly that finishes super easily and smoothly.

Verdict: A very fine sour beer from Lost Abbey and one I'm very thankful to have been able to taste. It's young, a little rough around the edges right now but with time, I can see this turning into a really special beer, albeit a very sour one. The fruit is pleasant although it reads a bit sweet and artificial, perhaps once the sourness turns up a bit and the fruit begins to fade, it will strike a more impressive balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 23:40:30 | More by kevanb
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SaltySizzle

California

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Served via tap. Tasty and everything I expected from a Lost Abbey sour. Wish it had a teeny bit more carbonation, but sublime nevertheless. Sour cherries, definitely! Can't wait until next bottle share to enjoy this once more. It's a beer that got better with each sip, and will be a bit better after some age.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2013 08:10:51 | More by SaltySizzle
Veritas 012 from The Lost Abbey
98 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.