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Veritas 003 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
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94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%


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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlindPig on 01-09-2008)
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Reviews by BlindPig:
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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one is made from a blend of Angel's Share, Amazing Grace, a sour ale, and a little bit of Cuvee....I have no clue what to say this style is.

A- Pours with a thick light tan head on a very dark brown/ruby body. Has hues of a dark murky orange when held to light.
S- Very interesting and complex aroma. Big sour notes from cherries and what smells like a sour red wine, little apple, oak comes through, with just a hint of vanilla, can pick out very subtle hints of brandy, just a little dark fruits too. There are just layers and layers of aroma but the main things are the red wine, oak, and sour cherries, and other sour notes.
T- Wow! This is going to take me about 45 minutes to try and pick out all the flavors from this. Sour cherry notes along with just a little other sour notes that blend into the body very nicley right after the first time it hits the tongue. Some nice oak notes to it with some red wine characters but also some deep fruits from the brandy. Dark cherries, plums, and a few others are subtle and stay very low but still make for a smooth body. The red wine flavors just come in softly and help to give it a overall nice red wine grape flavor. Alcohol just tickles the tongue very lightly and then gives you a nice warm chest once it goes down. A nice light/medium bitterness lingers on the tongue with cherries, red wine, warmth from brandy, and some dark fruits. Even with all these flavors going on there are still a bunch I can't seem to separate since they just blended together so well. This is one of the beers that you really have to try to even try to describe it.
M- Full body with low carbonation but not to smooth to make it feel silky, just enough to give you that light tickle.
D- This is probably one of the most interested, complex, and well made beers I have tried. I really wish I could see me getting another bottle of this but I highly doubt that will ever happen. Good luck to try this and it would be worth seeking out!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 05:01:20 | More by BlindPig
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Another bottle shared by Tomme and crew. Poured into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a reddish amber color with just a ring of off white head.

Smell: Sweet and tart with some cherries and funk. I'm getting some brown sugar sweetness from the malt.

Taste: Brown sugar notes from the malt right off the bat. Tart fruit notes along with some funk. The cherries are nice with the sweet and sour flavors. The finish is sour and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy, tingly carbonation and a slick finish.

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Thanks Johnfrompurdue. I figured I'd never see this one.

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From 04/14/12 notes. Had this one at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting as part of a full Veritas set, 001-010.

a - Pours a murky dark mahogany brown color with one inch of off white head and light carbonation evident. Looks just like Veritas 002.

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Huge burst of cherry pie and tart acid like aromas that over take my snifter. Some lacto caramel like bread flavors are poking through. Lots of woody vanilla flavors on top of more vinegar sherry oxidized fruits.

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Veritas 003 from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.