Veritas 013 - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 188
Gots: 61 | FT: 9
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 +7.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

Meh.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.81/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle into Mikkeller stemware. Reviewed at a tasting 5/3/14.

Pours super carbed (surprise!) with a huge white head and spotty and sparse lace. Beer is a slightly cloudy orange. Average.

Nose is tart peach, mango, citrus and a light Brett presence. Surprisingly mellow but balanced. Nice.

Opens tart peach, oak and Brett funk. Big fruit notes in the middle with more wood, cobwebs and funk. Ends subtly as the fruit presence just fades out. Spritzy tartness in the aftertaste. Solid.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Tart, crisp and dry in the mouth and goes down dry and filmy. Bone dry finish with a lingering, puckering aftertaste. Really good.

As a peach sour made by Lost Abbey, this is no Yellow Bus... but its still a very good beer. Pretty straightforward flavor profile with clean execution. Certainly worth trying.

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3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange body. Nice white head and a medium collar.

Smell - Very intense acidity, but it still has a nice aroma of peaches and nectarines. Light grain.

Taste - Really sour. Masks some flavors. Wood is strong, as are the stone fruit flavors. The sourness is most intense up front and then mellows. Grainy finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. The sourness doesn't seem as intense as it warms, but it still overwhelms the flavors.

Overall - Nice fruit. It's not very complex, but it's tasty.

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Veritas 013 from The Lost Abbey
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