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Veritas 006 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
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world-class

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by seaoflament:
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seaoflament

California

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I opened one of my bottles this past Tuesday night (11/24) at La Bella and shared it with Danny, Joey, Shane and Ivan for a little pre-Thanksgiving tasting.

Veritas 006 poured out of the bottle a similar color to what I remember on tap. A murky red with hints of violet and a fast receding white head that retains a quarter inch or so for the entirety of the session.

The aroma is pure sour fruit salad that opens up with some green apples, red apples, grapes, red wine, oak tannins, berries galore, and a strong vinegar character in the background.

The taste is similar to the aroma with a mixture of fruits, green apples are at the forefront followed by the berries, pears, tannins, lots of grapes, raspberries, cherry skins, apple skins and the ever present acetic quality of the beer that just rips through your mouth and down to the pit of your stomach. Effervescent at first, almost sparkling but after a few moments the carbonation falls to the lower spectrum but the intense dryness and tannins replace the effects of the carbonation. Holy crap, is this beer dry...my tongue feels abused, mocked, ridiculed, and tortured--as if it was punished with a piece of sand paper. I really like this beer though and I enjoy a punishing sour every now and then.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 22:16:28 | More by seaoflament
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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.

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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.

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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.

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starrdogg

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4.53/5  rDev +3%
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Veritas 006 from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.