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Veritas 013 - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 145
Gots: 46 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The fresh peaches and nectarines were from Masumoto Farms in Central Valley. It spent two years in French Oak Barrels...

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-31-2014)
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4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle #817 served into (what else?), Lost Abbey Teku.

Gorgeous pour reveals a toasted orange beer with copper highlights. Plenty of carbonation bubbles stream up and create a creamish colored head. Hazy, appropriately so with the addition of peaches and nectarines.

Aroma is pleasantly peachy with soft nectarine, banana custard, and brown sugar notes. Not a juicy, fresh,sweet peach but a processed unsweetened and canned like preachiness. Oak, bread, pineapple, and white grape bleed through as it warms. This is what I like from a sour,, brilliantly layered, subtle, yet complex aromas. You know, Cantillonesque type shiz!

On the palate you get the acid, but it's not overly acidic or acetic for that matter. Awesome pucker with mouthwatering flavors. Lemon meringue for days, dry pineapple, cinnamon peach cobbler mid to late palate, acidic white grapes, oak, white nectarine peel, lime, yellow grapefruit, and toasted grain. Emphatically sour yet never abrasively so, this American Wild showcases delicacy of flavors in a turbid and relentless environment.

Mouthfeel is at point. Heavier side of light body with medium level carbonation that offers great support to the overall feel and cleansing mechanism. Can't ask for more.

At this late of the sour game you can only ask for so much. And The Lost Abbey delivers. Much in style with their other sours, this a true American interpretation and one of the best if I'm not being brash. Much like Duck Duck Gooze is possibly the best American interpretation of a Gueuze I've tasted, V013 is one of the best fruited sours I've had from the homeland. This goes above and beyond any Almanac, Bruery, or Cascade fruit sour I've had. Only Russian River has comparable stock and I know I've yet to try others but from the looks of it there isn't many that can play the sour game at this level. Maybe one day I'll get my hands on some VSB and some of the other Jester King fruit variants and confirm my assessment. Till then, I bow down to the Lost Abbey and Russian River.

MarcWP, May 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Axnjxn, Today at 02:54 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

jschonert, Yesterday at 04:03 PM
Photo of cpetrone84
3.1/5  rDev -31%

Pour is a copper color with red edges, mostly transparent, tight light tan head. Nose is big time oak, lightly bitter wood, notes of unripe peach. Taste is a bit sweet, oak is again very strong, sugary peach, lingering bitterness and a bit of heat and acidity. Body is creamy, medium, fizzy, acetic in finish.

cpetrone84, Sunday at 01:33 AM
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3/5  rDev -33.2%

HopHead84, Saturday at 10:31 AM
Photo of cbutova
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Eternally grateful to my cousin Sonny for sharing this bottle.

A- 750ml bottle split into two wine glasses with a fairly murky dark orange-amber body. A small white cap rises to half a finger but dies down to a small ring fairly quickly. Lacing is rare and spotty.

S- Pungent nectarines and peaches but severely dried out and influenced by the wave of sourness and funk from the L.A. bugs. Complex bouquet of horse funk, lactic acid, oak, acetic, lemon, white grape, musty and cherry Brett notes.

T- Sourness really builds up with time through the glass. First sips bring a ton of stone fruit and a large dose of peach. As time goes by the musty, funky lactic acid, lemons, oak and horse blanket takes over. Nectarines and peach still show up but not as much. Something reminds me of raspberry.

MF- For the style the body is close to medium but it is beyond dried out especially for a beer with fruit added. Texture is foamy. Carbonation lands at a medium-high level while sourness goes from medium to very high killing the palate.

Starts off with a nice blend of stone fruit and tartness but builds to a very high level of sourness with time. The funk and a "lambic feel" come along with that making for a great experience.

cbutova, Saturday at 08:00 AM
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Veritas 013 from The Lost Abbey
99 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.