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Veritas 012 - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 159
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

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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.

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Veritas 012 from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.