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Veritas 012 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 142
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Veritas 012 will be a Kriek - blend of blond sours with cherries. Similar profile to our 2011 Cable Car Kriek.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-03-2013)
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Reviewing the Veritas 012 from The Lost Abbey out of San Marcos, California.

Score: 87

2013 vintage bottle served in a The Lost Abbey teku and enjoyed on 01/12/14.

Appearance: GUSHER ALERT! Pours a slightly pinkish-orange color with a thin layer of head that settles to a ring around the glass. Good lacing, average retention. 4/5

Smell: Cherry, vinegar, funk and buttered popcorn. Some oak and a little brown sugar. This is your classic acidic Lost Abbey nose with a heavy and unpleasant buttered popcorn twist 2/5

Taste: A lot more zesty, tart cherry on the palate than in the nose and virtually no butter. Oak, lite funk, and a dash of lemon. Light vinegar backbone. Finish is acidic cherry vinegar and young funk. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light plus bodied, good carbonation. Nice zesty sourness, with a little sweetness. Acidic, but not to the degree of an Upland sour. 4/5

Overall: A nice sour cherry beer that has a buttery nose and a hunt of butter in taste. While solid, this is certainly no Cable Car Kriek and it is not worth what it costs even at retail (let alone on the secondary/trade market).

Cost: $40 for a 750 ml bottle.

05-30-2014 22:11:55 | More by jegross2
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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.

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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.

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Veritas 012 from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.