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Veritas 006 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10%


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: nickd717 on 11-08-2009)
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jethrodium

California

4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle generously shared by ipa247. Big thanks to Jeff for opening up this rarity. Pours a cloudy amber with almost no head. The aroma is sweet raspberry, a bit of cherry, some funky mustiness, and a hint of honey. The taste is quite tart with some sweetness. Lots of raspberries, smarties, and some cherry. The finish is tart and acidic with more raspberries and a bit of astringency. Medium body. This was very sour, but very drinkable for how sour it was. Quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 01:25:53 | More by jethrodium
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scottfrie

California

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing, ipa247! Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a murky ruddy brown tea color with a short-lived head that disappeared into nothing.
S: Acidic raspberry all the way. I get hints of citrus and maybe some other fruits, but raspberries definitely dominate.
T: Extremely acidic with dominant flavors of raspberries just like the nose, including both fresh fruit and preserves. Lingering sourness in the finish, puckering aftertaste.
M: Acidic but not harsh, some acetone, medium body, smooth mouth for how acidic it is.
O: This rivals some of the great Belgian framboises. Perhaps my favorite Veritas I’ve had to date. Thanks for your generosity Jeff.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 20:59:15 | More by scottfrie
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oline73

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to try this at our Lost Abbey tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Raspberry jam along with some vinegary sourness. It reminds me a bit of framboos. Sweet and quite fruity.

Taste: There is a very strong vinegar note that hits you right off the bat. The sourness is rather sharp. Some raspberry tartness with a slight sweetness after you peel back a few layers. The finish is incredibly sour.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side of medium with foamy, tingly carbonation and a finish that is a bit slick.

Overall: The smell was just wonderful. I enjoyed the taste, but it was slightly abrasive. I would love to have this again given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 22:10:26 | More by oline73
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dyan for trading this one to me way back, even though he ended up at the tasting where we opened it.

Beer pours a hazy copper color with a thin white head. The smell here is incredible - raspberries just hit me in the face at first, but there's a little bit of that funk/sour hiding behind it with a little bit of vinegar as well. Flavor is bruisingly sour in a kinda awesome way. It's got a really nice raspberry flavor with some oak, but there's certainly a vinegar character creeping up here - if you have a bottle of this, drink it now! Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. This is one of the sourest beers I've ever had, but still manages to bring some other flavors to the table which keeps it drinkable. Maybe not quite up to the level of Veritas 004 or 005, but still an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 21:08:34 | More by starrdogg
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raveskdr

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is courtesy of my boy starrdogg. One of the first beers that we acquired for this tasting. Poured into my mini snifter. Getting intensely hot in DC this afternoon.

Bottle was a bit overcarbed, had our first gusher of the day.

A - Lightish brown beer that is a tad bit murky. Carbonation lasts and lasts, a few spots of carb floating in the beer and nice lacing on the outside of the glass.

S - A good amount of fruit with sharp lacto throughout the nose.

T - Very sharp grape up front. The tart hits a bit like a mack truck. It's definitely not bad, but the sourness is a bit too pronounced.

M - Very vibrant with the carbonation. That sour lasts and lasts.

O - Not my favorite. A few aspects just didn't click all that well with me. It's not a bad beer, per se. But when you're lining it up with the others we have had...

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 21:07:02 | More by raveskdr
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

Gusher warning! Aside from the carbonation problems, this beer is simply phenomenal. Aromatic, tart, balanced, complex, and just delicious. In my humble opinion, this is the best of the current ten beers in the Veritas series.

***

Original review: March 20, 2011

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! Served side by side with Veritas 004.

This beer was quite a gusher, though thankfully we were prepared. Served in my Cantillon tulip, this beer appears a hazy, pretty, pink hue, akin to grapefruit juice. The head is thin and fizzy, dissipating to a thin, wispy layer after a few moments.

The aroma is just phenomenal. Raspberries, funk, oak, and sour - mouth watering deliciousness.

World class from the first sip. I am so very glad to have tried this. Lost Abbey churns out some truly amazing brews, and Veritas 006 is one of their masterpieces. A downright awesome sour ale, the flavor is exceptionally bold and wonderful, with incredibly tart raspberries dipped in funk sauce. Highly acetic and complex, the beer offers additional notes of vinous fruits and oak. Oh yeah.

The feel is extremely tart, and leaves you puckering and squinting after each sip.

Overall, a world class beer, and one of the best wild ales I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 00:28:43 | More by Huhzubendah
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale, clear orange-pink-red body. Thin white collar with no lacing.

S: Funky overdose of raspberry. Mead-like boozy sweetness comes through.

T: Raspberries, strawberries, lemons and cherries with a sweet and sour acidity. Hints of oak and bretty funk.

M: Solidly carbonated with a tart, puckering finish. Slight burn in the back of the throat from the solventy, mead-like notes.

O: Not sure what to make of this beer. It was nice, but it was a bit off.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 20:13:05 | More by callmemickey
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429 in a side by side with V004, yeah, that's right! Served in a wine glass (best I could do).

I wasn't there for the initial opening but based on the amount of overflow in the pot on the table, this bottle must have exploded. Beer does not look like I expected, I guess I don't know what I expected though. It is hazy and pink with nearly no head, moderate carbonation and no lacing. Looks like a fruit lambic.

Aroma is AWESOME. It is mildly sweet with the smell of raspberries or some other berry fruit, almost like seeds, the overall aroma is not sweet but that component is. There is some oakiness, mild acetic, some lactic, some brett character too. Smells really good.

Beer is light to moderate in body, the lead off is bright and burning with carbonation with some immediate sweetness from some sort of fruit, this gives way quickly to some acetic brightness and some lactic smoothness. There is a mild tannic quality on the end of it too but it is not too bad or overwhelming, at all. The finish is nice, not too dry like you might expect but overall it is very tart. Back in the corners of your mouth you pucker and shutter. I really enjoyed this beer a lot. I think I liked it better than the V004. Thanks again Mike, what an awesome night.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 16:40:49 | More by drabmuh
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mdfb79

New York

4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From 03/19/11 notes. Huge thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one; thanks Mike! Served in a tulip side by side with Veritas 004.

a - Pours a murky pinkish-purple color with an inch of light white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of raspberries, tart, sour dark fruit, grapes, oak, some light barnyard funk, and vinegar.

t - Tastes of very tart raspberries, sour dark fruit, strawberries, funk, oak, citrus, and some acedic notes.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Dry finish and very mouth puckering, which I loved.

d - Another amazing sour from LA; the best I've had by them so far. I preferred this one to the Veritas 004 as I enjoy darker fruits better and found this one much more mouth puckering. Out of the four Veritas series beers I've had so far, this one takes the cake. Would love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 16:08:10 | More by mdfb79
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared amongst friends. Thanks to Brad for providing 004 for the side-by-side comparison. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Gusher! Bam. Wow did this one gush, even with all the precautions we took. Chilled bottle was slowly leaked of excess pressure. After that, slowly pulling the cork up resulted in a good amount of foam and a hefty dose of noise. After that, a beautiful beer ensued.

The beer itself is a lovely pinkish-red with hints of mahogany. Good white head initially forms, though it doesn't stick around for too long. Leaves some good lacing. The nose is really fantastic, bringing bright notes of red grapes, strawberry seed, and raspberry before giving way to plenty of lactic acid and a really nice funk presence. Mild oak in the background. Earthy as well. The nose on this was much, much more intense than the 004.

The flavor carried many of the same notes as the nose did. Great funk presence underneath a very strong amount of fruit. Strawberry seeds sat in front and were accompanied by ripe raspberry and a bit of red grapes. Acid was spot on, shining behind the fruit and adding a fantastic complexity to the brew. The funk fit right in with the fruit and made the beverage seem somewhat rustic. Mouthfeel was dry and acidic, with a biting finish. Good carbonation in the beer itself.

Overall, a devilishly delicious beer that has been my favorite in the Veritas series to date.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 22:47:47 | More by Thorpe429
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

lantern corps beer summit 2010 - day 2, oct 9/2010. not sure contributed this one, but thanks!

750ml corked and caged bottle.

pours hazy dark orange, nearly red. a big ring of fine white bubbles forms around the glass, dropping fast and leaving no lace.

aroma is good. huge sour cherry with a bit of spice. white bread and cracker. alcohol. cider vinegar. bit of malt vinegar. caramel.

taste is great. big sour cherry character. light spice. white bread and cracker. alcohol. malt and cider vinegar. caramel. light acidity. more fruity than the aroma. hint of chocolate. vanilla and raw oak. winey.

mouthfeel is good. medium-light body with a very dry finish. medium-high carbonation level.

drinkability is nice. it gets more acidic the more you drink. good depth. nice fruity character. it gets to be a bit too acidic by the end.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 17:02:40 | More by grub
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jer opened this one up and I had the pitcher ready. This was a huge gusher but we didn't lose any of it.

Pours a fizzy white head. Color is a hazed peach grapefruit.

Aroma: Tons of tart raspberry. Mouthpuckering aroma. Extremely fruity with strawberries, oak, spice. Tart and sour.

Taste: Mouthpuckering goodness. Sour and tart. Raspberries and strawberries. Some acidic flavors. Vinegar. A lot like amarosa, but more sour. Oaky with hints of vanilla. Crazy good.

Mouthfeel: Sour and then some. Tart. Medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends with fruit flavors. Clean.

Overall, this was a great American wild ale. Crazy sour. Very good. Top notch. I was very pleased with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 20:26:36 | More by mothman
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. After popping the cork, almost half the bottle was left on the counter. Bummer. Pours a turpid raspberry color with peach edges, thin white collar. Nose is soft brett, blooming with ripe raspberries and oranges, with a touch of mineral. Complex, fruit mouth focused on sour oranges and raspberries, very dry, pretty acidic. Not as hard as a raspberry lambic, sour, and very complex. Reminds me a lot of Bullfrog Frambozen, maybe with a more full fruit expression, but a little more acidic. Hard to put this glass down for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 01:44:57 | More by JAXSON
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Habmike

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks Spencer for sharing this one!

Chilled and then opened. Once the cage came off, the cork rocketed into the ceiling and a geyser of V006 came flowing from the bottle just to shoot across the countertop and onto the hardwood. We sucked a small amount off the clean countertop and cried a bit as we cleaned up the rest. Overall loss was roughly 5-6 ounces.

Red to pink orange with a fine bubbled head. Hazy look thats not quite glowing really. Looks good but not great.

Cherry rhubarb pie with funk and oak. Raspberry notes as well.

Tastes like a funky cherry tart. Hits strong but delicious. Great depth to the flavors. A rather strong acidic twinge especially in the finish makes me think its a pretty sharp beer.

Great mouth cream and carbonation. Perfect.

The last second smack in the throat of acidity definitely dings the drinkability of this one. Although, the flavor and aroma keep me coming back for more.

Side by side with IP (dan actually blended about an ounce of each and it turned out pretty excellent). IP was the better beer but they definitely have major differences.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 16:42:47 | More by Habmike
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glid02

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Grant - thanks!

Pours a muddled dark reddish-orange color with a large slightly off-white head after gushing out of the bottle. The head settles into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of mildly tart raspberries with hints of cherries. Also present are light amounts of soft wheat aromas and lighter amounts of funk.

Tastes very good. Soft medium malt and wheat flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by raspberry flavors that are equal amounts tart and sweet. Midway through the sip mild amounts of funk - wet hay more than anything - work their way into things. Right before the end of the sip small amounts of tropical fruit flavors make a brief appearance before fading out into a moderately tart ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a very well done blend as the tartness plays off of the other flavors very well and augments as opposed to overpowering. Well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 01:18:18 | More by glid02
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gford217

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Greg for this one. 750mL bottle shared with the usual suspects at the Brick Store. I guess I should've been better prepared for the explosion given what I know about Framboise Amorosa, but as it is, the cork popped and the contents immediately started spewing forth. I'm glad numerous glasses were readily available.

Pours a seriously murky reddish amber with a big foamy beige head that recedes very quickly to a tiny collar.

The aroma is thoroughly dominated by the raspberries, sugary sweet raspberries with hints of tartness mixed in. There are some funky brett aromas in the background but they take a back seat to the sour raspberries.

The taste is much sourer than the aroma with a very tart initial kick. Just blitzes the palate with sourness before the sugar-coated raspberries take over. The finish is dry and oaky.

The mouthfeel is slick with less carbonation than I would have expected given the massive explosion up front.

Another excellent blend from Lost Abbey though the components are mainly raspberries, raspberries and raspberries. Sweet, tart and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 02:28:12 | More by gford217
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jminsc76

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

As with Veritas 007, courtesy of alexd3891.

Pours a soapy head atop a slightly velvet, pinkish body. Excellent lacing.

Aromas are pure rasberry. Pure, pure, puuurrreee rasberry (did I say pure yet?). So refreshing and mmm, so intensely good.

Flavors are, well, rasberry, rasberry, and yes, more rasberry. It's like drinking Lindeman's framboise with a whole lotta sour yogurt/lactic acid on the finish and throughout. And so much more complex.

Mouthfeel is thin and sticky, and almost like drinking a rasberry puree.

Overall, I agree with adavis3891: this is REALLY good. It exhibits the right amount of balance between sweetness and sourness, and all the while displaying a kind of organic complexity. F'ing yum indeed.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 16:53:39 | More by jminsc76
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Gobzilla

California

4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle shared at woodshop 5.1

Poured a redish pink with about a good finger of head that left nice sticky lacing on the glass. I really loved the aroma to this sour beer that consisted of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, slight vinegar, acidic citrus with hints of oak funk and vinous scents. Up ffont the taste was big on strawberries and raspberries like the nose but also had vinegar, oak funk, and acidic citrus that helped intensify the sour tartness. I forgot to mention it also had a little brett character as well; fabulous flavors. The beer was light to medium body with a whole lot of carbonation that had a slight sweet but super sour and slight dry finish that lingered on the palate. Drank exceptional good especially since I love sour but was also impressed since it was my first veritas experience. I will definitely seek out more of the beers from this series for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 03:10:44 | More by Gobzilla
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hoppymcgee

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to capra12 for bringing this to a tasting on 5/29/10. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a small snifter.

A: Peachy pink with the tightest carbonation possible. This beer looks like a Rose wine that packs a punch.

S: Fresh raspberries, candy sugars, and a little barnyard aroma.

T: Sour raspberries with tannins presenting a metallic taste.

M: Spritzy and light on the palate.

D: Refreshing and easy to take down.

Overall, a good representation of an American sour.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 00:27:02 | More by hoppymcgee
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to capra12 for sharing this one. Opened at a tasting 5/29/10. 4oz. pour from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a 1/4 finger coarse white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is slightly cloudy and tomato orage-red. Lacing is non-existant but I bump it up .5 points because the glass may be a bit dirty at this point.

S: Raspberries and other red fruits. Peat, earth, and funk. Woodiness in the back. Tart overtones surrounds this one and slightly muddles the aroma.

T: Raspberry tart and sweetness. Vinegary with notes of lemon, citrus, and other red berries. Tartness never fades throughout the experience though this one sweetens towards the middle and end. Finish is messy and leaves a lingering tart aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, coarse and highly carbonated. Abrasive in the mouth and aggressive on the palate but it does to separate out all the flavors well. Dry. Finish is a bit messy. Aftertaste lingers but is very pleasant.

D: One thing that really surprises me about the veritas series is how well and appropriately carbonated they are. This makes a huge difference in separating out the complexities and nuances of each beer. V006 is no different and just a really solid brew all around.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 14:53:19 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Kaiser81

California

4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I did the Wildflower half-ironman, and this was a bottle I brought to help celebrate that achievement.

Poured into my Stone Sourfest tasting glass.

A - Large amount of yeast visible on the bottom of the bottle. When opened, it gushed for about a minute and a half to 2 minutes. Most was foam, but I'd say at least 4-5 ounces were gushed out. There were plenty of floaties in the glass. The beer itself had a pinkish hue w/ about a finger width of head. Some lacing was left on the glass.

S - Noticeable raspberries with a tart/lactic smell

T - it's a sour! Tart raspberries dominte the taste. There is a noticeable sour funk from the Brett. Some oak is mixed in as well.

M - Light body with mild carbonation. I would like more body from barrel aged beers, but this is a wild ale. It's nice, even though it was a gusher.

D - Not bad, but it may be going downhill. Fruit was noticeable on tap at the release, but the sour/tartness is the most dominant feature now of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 04:33:45 | More by Kaiser81
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Generously provided at the recent PDX tasting at Hannont's.

The beer pours a hazy pink orange color OK head retention and lacing. The nose on this one is just wild, with the beer displaying lemonade, sour funk and vanilla. While there's some sweetness in the aroma profile, I get very little of it on the palate. The flavor profile includes and overpowering, overwhelming punch of sour, that completely dominates what little raspberry and peach I detect. Mouthfeel is medium bodied in this sour lover's wet dream. As for me, the intense sour is really more then I can take, and IMHO, it detracts from this beer's drinkability.

Glad I was able to try this, but have no interest in visiting this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 15:25:26 | More by johnmichaelsen
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rhinos00

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Once again, big thanks to Frank. Part I of our graduation tasting. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip glass. Split three ways. Rather large gusher...beware.

Bottle #10

A- Pours a cloudy, ruby pink...almost like the insides of grapefruit. Produced a fingers with white head. Dissipated throughout consumption.

S- Just not digging this. Very one dimensional with the raspberries. More so, the fruit flavor had an odd, medicinal type aroma to them. Very strange and not that appealing.''

T- Intense sourness as the beer hits the palate. Opens up and brings on a raspberry flavor that can't quite match the sour notes. The sourness grows with an emphatic finish. Very acidic! Not too much funk though. So close to giving this a 4.5, but the odd, medicinal raspberry flavor detected in the aroma was somewhat present here (masked by the intense sourness for the most part).

M- Very well carbonated. Light to medium bodied. Left the palate a little on the dry side.

D- As much as I love highly acidic sours, I almost felt like a hole had been burned in my stomach. Still, pretty drinkable.

Overall, really liked the sourness in this one...almost on par with many Cantillons I have had. However, still some flaws in this beer. Very happy to have had this opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 04:41:35 | More by rhinos00
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dyan for bringing this rarity to our tasting. I was definitely looking forward to trying one of these! Consumed as beer number 18 of the tasting overall, and number 9 of day 2.

I heard the cork pop, and then I heard, "Oh Shit! Grab a glass!" Luckily, we were able to catch most of the gush and contain it. Once the liquid settled, the color was pinkish red with a backing of amber. There is a nice supple head, akin to what I found with Allagash Confluence. Fluffy and thick, it creates a spotty and delicate laced pattern.

Sweet and sour raspberries dominate the nose, and they are accompanied by a big wild acidity. The palate is similar. A big acidic and sour character is followed up by the raspberries that provide a sweetness that tries to reign the sourness in, but falls just short. The sour aspect of this beer is characterized by a grassy earthiness and a citric acidity in the finish.

Very tart raspberry sour with not a whole lot else going on. The overwhelming acidity tends to make it a bit less drinkable. However, this was a favorite of the women at the tasting.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 13:55:32 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I took a bottle of this to our epic tasting this past weekend. I'm sorry to report that this was the disappointment of the weekend for me.

What a GUSHER! It seriously sprayed all over the kitchen sink despite our best efforts. Thankfully, we lost less than an ounce. Hazy, murky raspberry red with a thin, pink head with poor retention and no lacing. Nice color, though.

The nose is interesting. Plenty of raspberries with a pronounced sourness with some acetone character. Moderately harsh, this doesn't seem very balanced. Funk is low, and the nose is OK, I preferred this fresh on tap. The intensity of the raspberries is great.

The palate opens hugely sour, much like biting into an unripened lemon, causing my entire palate to come alive and salivate. However, this just makes the flaws apparent. The sourness is slightly metallic and slightly solventy. The raspberries are big and fresh; this is great! Drying, solventy finish, this is decent. Light in body with high carbonation, this beer has a grassy character. The high sourness really does hinder the drinkability, there's also some astringency present.

**Edit 01 July 2012**
Thanks, Matt. I know I traded you this bottle, but it was nice of you to share it.
Much better than the last time I had this. Bright, fruity raspberries, minimal acetone or solventy or metallic aromas. Strong, sweet, seedy raspberries, this smells incredibly bright and just _great_. The palate is sour, seedy raspberries, an excellent framboise. No acetone, a nice blend of lactic and lemony sourness, floral raspberries, this is fantastic. Medium-light in body with a great sour raspberry and lemony finish, this beer is mildly funky and is fantastic. So glad to have had a good bottle of this.
4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5/5

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