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Veritas 013 - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 138
Gots: 43 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
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 +7.3%

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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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

The beer is murky orange with white, foamy head. The aroma offers peach, nectarine, stone fruit, classic Lost Abbey funk. The flavor follows suit, finishing with an aggressive puckering sensation in the jaws and cheeks. Moderate acetic character with lots of fruity notes throughout. Delicious.

Huhzubendah, Aug 09, 2014
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Veritas 013 from The Lost Abbey
99 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.