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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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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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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to a great trader for this one. I felt exceptionally lucky popping the cork to enjoy this one by the fire.

Appearance: Quite cloudy, nice pink head, deep ruby burgundy sangria color. Bit of a gusher.

Smell: Wow, enormous. Incredibly sour, raspberries, red grapes, and other ripe fruits. Some funk, vinegar, and french oak, and definitely a bit of red poppy.

Taste: Immensely sour, this is a combination of the sour from veritas 003 and 004 with the flavor of 001 and 002. Great combination. Once again the cherries, red grapes, raspberries, merlot, funk, vinegar, and french oak. Probably the most sour Lost Abbey beer I have tasted, although they started in that direction with DDG.

Mouthfeel: Perfectly carbonated, they always get it right for this series.

Drinkability: Near-perfect.

*NB, I much prefer this one to Veritas 003 and 004, harkens back to 001 and 002 which were my favorites, although this one is much more sour than those earlier offerings. This continues to be one of Lost Abbey's best offerings, sadly the other, regular offerings to not live up.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 03:47:40 | More by craytonic
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tpd975

Florida

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

Huge thanks to jdubfl for this one.

A: Pours a reddish pink hue with a puffy pink tinged white head. Little retention and no lace.

S: Wow I am in love. Lots of funky fruits. Citrus for sure with some subtle tart berries as well. Hints of wine, cheese, and oak.

T: Wonderful. Tart berries and a blend of sweet and tart citrus. Sweet tarts candy, cheese, oak, and acid. Very sour, very acidic, with a gentle sweetness that makes you just pine for more.

M: On the lighter side of medium, zippy carbonation, acidic from start to finish.

D: Uber, I am in love with this beer. Crazy good. To call it world class is an understatement.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 17:52:22 | More by tpd975
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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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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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I felt exceptionally lucky to be able to open this one up on xmas eve and sit by the fire and enjoy it. Served at fifty five degrees and poured into an oversized wine glass, this one was consumed on 12/24/2009.

The pour was nice, dark pinkish color coming out of the bottle really set it apart right away. Very cloudy with a small, light pink, almost white colored head on top of it that fluttered out and only left minimal lacing. After about two minutes we ended up with what looked like a cloudy koolaid.

Then I went in for a whiff and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Huge notes of cherry right up front, raspberries, sour apples, just rich and ripe with fruit. Very few beers bring this thick, sour, funk, fruit mash up to your face, and here we have it again. Light spicey notes coming up as it warms now as well. Flawless flavor here, seriously just could not get enough of this, has to be some red poppy in here as it has that richness of the tart cherries that I love but with more hints of apples and raspberries thrown in as well. Smooth, velvety carbonation prickles the tongue as you take each sip. Really just enchanting. No hint of the ABV at all, I could have drank this forever and indeed the bottle was gone before I knew what to do.

Overall this was extremely solid. Just a pleasure of a beer. Lost Abbey has taken some hits lately, but this is what I expect from them and the reason they are held to such high standards. This was really in a class of its own.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 17:27:34 | More by mikesgroove
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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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another White Wale from our epic Rush Hour Tasting I. Also thanks to Mikey711 for cracking this one.

A: Bright red almost glowing with a funky look. Lots of carbonation but not really any head as it all pops quickly. Very hazy as well.

N: Nose has a sour fruity grape raspberry with some oak. Super sour fruit really starts to come through, like sour patch kids in aroma form. The oak and slight vanilla almost quality adds a nice roundedness to it. A very slight yeasty aroma fizzles out, but its so faint you can't really tell.

T: Wow, so delicious. Citrus and sour fruit come out right away. Not as sour as I expected from the nose. Lots of orange, grapefruit, grapes, sour cherry, sour green apple, and some raspberry round off the fruit department. This is followed closely with some oak smoothness. It's semi tart but not overbearing. As it warms a musty concord grape like taste seems to come out a bit. There isn't much to be said for funkiness, its just a delicious slightly sour fruit, bubbles, and some oak. It's also very crisp yet smooth at the same time.

M: Tons of bubbles, crisp flavors, slightly tart, and juicy. Also adds slight acidity that adds a somewhat pleasant but very light sting.

F: Finishes semi dry with lots of bubbles helping the drinkability of it quite a bit. It really is like the champagne of beers. The slightly sour tart fruit seems to hang a bit to give you a nice finish, but doesn't overstay its welcome. The reminder of the nice grapefruit and sour apple do seem to cling for a little while longer as well so you can continue to enjoy it. This beer is so good and drinkable its very hard not to just sip away too quickly.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 16:26:31 | More by jlindros
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mikey711

New Jersey

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

Yet another one of my reviews that got lost in the recent crash so it wont be as long as it was.

A: Pinkish read and very cloudy. Had a good amount of carbonation around that held pretty well.

S: Lots of fruitiness in this one, all of which were on the tart side. Orange, lemon cherries, raspberries and a mild hint of mustiness and brett.

T: Again heavy one the fruity side with tart lemon, orange cherries, watermelon, tangerine. Also had some notes of green apple sourness. There is just enough sweetness in there and while not brett centric, very nicely sour without being vinegary. The entire time i was drinking it it reminded me of pink lemonade.

M: Very acidic and slighly rough around the edges.

D: This was my first experience in the veritas series and damn was it awesome. I wish my original review had not been deleted but oh well. this was a great beer for sure

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 00:29:40 | More by mikey711
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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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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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Overlord

California

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

They weren't kidding when they said this tasted like the Sangria offered at the Sinners Dinner. It's pretty damned close. I'd need a side by side tasting to try to figure out what's different. Supposedly a blend of Isabelle, raspberries, and avante garde, but who knows. Also bottled, supposedly, with brett ... but again, I'm not sure.

Pours a cloudy, somewhat hazy pinkish red. Even at a barrel tasting, some gobs of white foamy head.

Smells like raspberries. The other reviewer says cherries, but the raspberries in this (to me at least) are pretty framboise-esque. There's a light lemon bite to the aroma and the flavor that I don't recall from the Sangria (one server told me that this was a slightly different, but similar blend ... but again, who knows). This also was a bit more fruit forward in the flavor. It's a friendly, more welcoming sour, but quite good and very drinkable. There's really just a whisper of funk/barnyard notes. It's mostly sweet and sour fruit overlaid on a lip smacking oak base.

If they really bottled it with brett, it might change over the years. Much like with Sangria, I kind of feel like I'm underrating this ... it didn't have the complexity of an Isabelle or a Duck Duck Gooze, but maybe I should have more appreciation for a straight-forward beer done perfectly ... I must ruminate upon this.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2009 08:23:38 | More by Overlord
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mikedashg

California

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

On tap at the Lost Abbey Barrel Tasting '09.

A - Slightly hazy, brilliant ruby red color. Very pretty color! Small white, slightly foamy head.

S - Fruity and a little Sour. Tart raspberry and cherries.

T - Flavor is fruity and a little sour like the nose. Also, a tart rasberry and cherry purée kind of flavor with some sweetness and a little vanilla. The raspberry/cherry really hits you. Makes itself very present. Not overly sour, just moderately sour. Pretty balanced.

M - A little acidic and creamy. Moderate carbonation, not too much, defeintely not too little.

D - Loved this sour. Really drinkable. It was really well balanced in carbonation, sourness, tartness and fruityness. Not overly complex, but the cherry/raspberry flavor was pretty overpowering, and this was a good thing.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2009 20:46:46 | More by mikedashg
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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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Sean9689

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with Alex (Masterski) at his place to celebrate my moving to Chicago! Glad to be up here with so many awesome BAs. Poured from 750ml bottle into Bell's snifter/tulip.

Veritas 006 is Lost Abbey's Sangria with the addition of Angel's Share aged on Cabernet Franc grapes. The original Sangria had some Funky Duck in there with tangerines, sour Avant Garde, and not sure what else.

A - Super-gusher alert! Well, besides filling Alex's glass with tons of uber-funky foam, my pour is quite nice. A pinkish/reddish color with a white fizzy head. There's a thin white cap and along with a ring around the edge of the glass.

S - This one smells sweet but you can't not notice the funk that is right behind it. Sweet raspberries, sour/tart notes, lots of funk, barnyard. Really, a nice mix of funk and raspberries. I can taste the Funky Duck but not so much the tangerines...I think the raspberries overwhelm any fruit notes.

T - Very similar to the nose, but more funk! Sweet raspberries, a nice funk/sour/tart, barnyard, horse blanket. It's great when a beer smells so damn good and then it tastes exactly the same, we have a winner here!

M - Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, crisp/dry finish. Similar to the 004 in feel...spot-on for the style. I just want to hold the liquid in my mouth forever but there's too many other good beers to drink!

D - Just an awesome sour! Tomme once again does it again. Not as good as 004 but better then 003.

Edit: Tried this again 10/09/10 and it was just awesome. The raspberries were so pronounced and it's gotten ever better after several months of cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 02:03:25 | More by Sean9689
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MasterSki

Illinois

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

Big thanks to Sean9869 for bringing this one over to share. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip glass.

A - Gusher alert! (Insert Lost Abbey carbonation joke here) Thankfully I was ready for this one - took all three glasses before this one settled down. My initial pour was full or red-brown floaties and was significantly darker than all the other glasses. My second pour, which is what I used for the rating, had a finger of quick-dissolving soda-like foam and left no lacing and settling to a thin ring of bubbles with some light haziness. The body had murky orange-red color and there were raspberry seeds at the bottom of my glass. Not as attractive as Sangre del Cristo for whatever reason.

S - Very sour and tart, with a little bit of horsey funk. Red wine, vinegar, and a ton of unripe raspberries. The raspberry character was a bit reminiscent of Gargamel, but this was far more sour/tart and lacked much of the pale malt/graham cracker element.

T - The taste is actually more complex than the smell - with a some tangerine citrus and red wine grapes in addition to the aforementioned raspberry overload. The acetic acid is intense, but never strays into stomach-melting territory. Well hidden alcohol.

M - This is spot-on for an American Wild Ale. Some light soft carbonation to tickle the upper lip, then a medium body capable of supporting the depth of flavor and ABV, followed by some puckering tartness and a dry cottonmouth finish.

D - The intense acetic acid and high ABV are the only thing stopping this from being perfect. I was very sad when I discovered the bottle was empty - the 8oz or so that I got left me craving more. Delicious, and an improvement, albeit slight, on the Sangre version.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 15:02:17 | More by MasterSki
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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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HopHead84

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Numerous glasses consumed in a snifter on 11/09/2009 on tap at Stone's Tomme Arthur Experience with largadeer. This beer is Lost Abbey's Sangria with the addition of Angel's Share aged on Cabernet Franc grapes. The beer is a beautiful deep burgundy with a nice fizzy one finger purplish pink head. Great coloring.

The nose is of vibrant raspberries. I heard people around me describing the nose as cherry, but all I could smell were raspberries. They're authentic and maintain a moderate sugary sweetness without smelling artificial. The nose doesn't have any noticeable funk, rather a mild tartness with some lactic character. Moderate acetic character in the nose. The fruit is outstanding.

The taste is dominated by fresh and moderately tart raspberries. The fruit is expressive and utter quality, with a low moderate sweetness. The sourness is clean, with no funk, being more lactic in character. There's a distinct acetic presence that is at a nice moderate level, just enough to notice the burn in the back of your throat but not enough to be unpleasant. The fruit dominates but it's quite excellent. Great raspberry flavor. Finishes with acetic character, and tart raspberry lingers.

Upper low carbonation but just enough to keep it from being syrupy. Excellent stuff. I drank my fill.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2009 22:38:55 | More by HopHead84
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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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waltonc

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours red, kind of like raspberry lemonade in color with no head whatsoever. Looking at this from the side, there are swirls of different color shades - kind of like those V8 fruit drinks with the disclaimer that color swirls are natural. Smells of tart raspeberries, with a hint of funk. The first thing that hits the tongue is that sweet raspberry flavor, followed by a tart aftertaste that's not overly funky. Highly acidic stuff, but it doesn't blow out your palate with sour overload. Gets sweeter as it warms. Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation, in spite of the complete absence of head. Overall, a really nice, drinkable sour from Lost Abbey, as usual.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 02:21:24 | More by waltonc
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

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

From an awesome tasting.. Rush Hour Tasting, v. 1. Big ups to Mikey711 for cracking this one.

Poured into a Chouffe tulip. (thanks, ineedabeerhere)

A- Pink, rosy, mild carbonation. Beer is almost shimmering, spectacular coloration.

S- Sour... tart, wild cherries, almost unripe cherries, actually. Vinegar is apparant in the nose and is oh-so appealing.

T- Again, sour, tart cherries. A bit of fruitiness that goes beyond cherries, but I can't quite place it. This beer is mouth-puckeringly good. I get crisp, granny smith apples and some red grapes as well.

M- Crisp beyond belief.. mouth-puckering, incredible mouthfeel, also more carbonated then the initial pour let on. Honestly one of the best-feeling beers I've ever tasted, bubbles in the mouth, which is a great contrast to the sour and tart awesomeness. No sign of the ABV, so I'm bumping to 5.

D- Well... moderate, all things considered. I doubt I'll ever see this one again. But if I had access to it, it would be consumed in great quantities. It is really really an amazing beer. Too pricey and too rare to be anything more than a rare treat... but damn if I've been this impressed with a beer in a while. Greatness in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 01:22:16 | More by ShogoKawada
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womencantsail

California

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

A huge thanks to Jacob for bringing this one to a tasting this past weekend.

A: The cork popped and this one was one of the worst gushers I've ever seen (beer all over the table). Once we got it into glasses, the pour was a hazy pink, almost red grapefruit color with a fluffy pinkish head.

S: The nose on this beer is fantastically sour and fruity. A lot of orange, raspberry, and grapefruit notes come through very strongly. There is a touch of vinegar but also quite a bit of lactic tartness as well. The funkiness is a bit subdued, with perhaps a touch of must.

T: The tart fruit flavors of raspberry and grapefruit are very powerful on the palate as well. The vinegar is a bit more noticeable but not to the point of hole burning. There is also a touch of grapes which works nicely with the other fruits.

M: The body is a touch light for me, but the intense carbonation really works well here and actually makes the beer seem a bit fuller on the tongue.

D: Despite the high levels of acidity, I found myself really enjoying this beer. The fruit qualities of this beer are exceptional and really made me want to drink more.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 18:38:41 | More by womencantsail
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PeprSprYoFace

California

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

On tap at Churchill's.

Pours a blood red. Like a bright marichino cherry red. A slight ring of head but beautiful color. No lacing.

Aroma is of super sourness but with a cherry sweetness. Lots of cherry aroma.

Tastes like red poppy but a little more sour and thinner/dry. Very tasty. Lots of tart cherries.

Mouthfeel is thin and mouth puckering.

Overall a damn tasty beer. Glad I could try it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2010 20:20:58 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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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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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

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

Wow, now here's one that I never thought I would get to try. A million thanks to Mikey for the chance, what a great way to kick off a tasting. From notes during the Rush Hour Tasting.

Pours a hazy pinkish ruby color with whispy white peach colored head that doesn't stand very tall. Leaves some abstract lacing but little to no retention.

At colder temperatures, this beer was extremely juicy with fruits galore. Raspberries, Blackberries, Cherries and soft oak. Acetic Acid and a dash of red wine vinegar. Vinous. I was surprised at the lack of funkiness. As it warmed however, I got a solid underlying mustiness that really rounded out the profile.

In the flavor, this juicy profile follows with a myriad of fruits and a moderate acidity. Somehow I was expecting it to be more tart, but that's not to say that it isn't sour. Nice balance between the funkiness and juicy over-ripened fruit once it reached higher temperatures, leading to a bone-dry finish.

The 006 had a prickly carbonation initially, which I actually found to be a bit too high. After a few swirls of the glass and knocking some of the carbonation out, I actually enjoyed this more. It allowed more of the funkiness to balance out the sharp acidity which helped to round out the beer. Drinkability is high, but I'm forcing myself to drink it slow and savor because it's one I know I won't be having again.

This is a great beer and my first venture into the Veritas series, I hope it's not the last.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 23:02:45 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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Veritas 006 from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.