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Veritas 012 - The Lost Abbey

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 151
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

mjohnson17, Nov 11, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

kevanb, Nov 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

mrbubbler, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

goveia75, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Juliuspcamacho, Nov 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

chippo33, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

lymph, Nov 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

vissai, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

rmaste6282, Nov 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

JustXBeer, Nov 04, 2013
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4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

SaltySizzle, Nov 04, 2013
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Aaronkv, Nov 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Grant35, Nov 03, 2013
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Veritas 012 from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.