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Veritas 006 - The Lost Abbey

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 81
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.59%
Wants: 258
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: nickd717 on 11-08-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.72/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Many thanks to largadeer for sharing this at ipa247's recent tasting. Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: Pours a candy grapefruit pink body with a very short-lived head that vanishes into nothing. It's totally opaque; the glow and color are very captivating.

S: Horse blanket, urine, burnt rubber. Almost as an afterthought, raspberries. Regarding the burnt rubber, I was the only person in the entire house who smelled it; it reminded me exactly of what happens when my vacuum cleaner gets stuck on a rug and chews up the belt, or when a car peels out in traffic. Maybe something is wrong with my nose, but I had a visceral dislike for this scent immediately. EDIT: I have since smelled this aroma in other beers, and have been informed that this is cat piss. So, it's cat piss, not burnt rubber. YUM!

T: Tart raspberries, juicy grapefruit, cherries (?), urine (kind of that post-asparagus pee sensation) horse blanket. Possibly some white wine in there. A dry, tannic, and especially vinegary finish -- TOO acetic for my tastes. It practically burned a hole in my stomach. It didn't destroy the other flavors, but it certainly made it tough to enjoy them.

M: This is very dry, even burning in the throat with vinegar. Kind of unpleasant, actually. Very low carbonation.

D: To be honest, I liked this least among the sour lineup of the tasting -- and, in retrospect, against nearly every other American Wild Ale I've tried. I like the raspberry flavor, but it was so intensely acetic that it caused me physical discomfort. I don't have a strong interest in trying it again. Different strokes.

EDIT: largadeer tried this bottle and felt it was a letdown against other ones. Just the same, this was my only experience, and it was awful. No, thank you. (1,759 characters)

Photo of Bardwashrind
3.38/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What an experience of a beer! Had this given to me 'drive-by' style from an overly generous WALTONC.

Smelling this beer while walking up to my front door truly took my breath away. The distinct raspberry tartness and ripe plum sweetness were extremely pronounced, and then the lactic acid that nearly made my eyes water. As I walked in my home and held the glass up to the light, the dark maroon, slightly oxidized tone was just beautiful. Again, the aromas hit me and I couldn't help but spend the next two minutes taking it in. Very bold.

The taste was so direct and sharp with a highly acidic nearly raw rhubarb tartness. Very unique transgression from fresh lemon juice pucker to a semi-sweet combination of dried cherries, raspberry coulis and a VERY strong vinous essence. After a few second on the palate, the harsh acetic acid did horrible damage to my tongue. No degree of balance, rough around the edges and a bit excruciating to get though.

There is no head, even with a harsh and very violent twirl in my glass. With that said the mouthfeel came not from weight but from the very long and tart finish. Even with a chaser of water this beer won't let the inside of my mouth go; held hostage by the extreme blast of 'American wild-ale'.

The sharpness and extreme tongue piercing qualities eventually numbed my mouth enough for a certain level of enjoyment to play out. A bit of earth and a hint of funk but overall just too much acetobacter for me to really be convinced.

Veritas 6 is completely unique and very distinct in it's style. Not as complex or nearly as rounded as some of the older Gueuze beers. With this one really comes to understand why these beers need to be blended. This is the Turley of the beer world, rather than quietly letting you find what you like, it just yells obscenities at you.

Big beer, won't forget this one, and won't hope to come across it any time soon. (1,904 characters)

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
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. (1,091 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
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 (1,756 characters)

Photo of callmemickey
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
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. (459 characters)

Photo of rhinos00
3.81/5  rDev -12.4%
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. (1,274 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Huge thanks to Chris(largadeer) for breaking this out at our sour tasting.

Pours a dark cherry/ruby color with hints of grapefruit and blood orange. Frothy, creamy slightly pinkish head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Gorgeous looking beer!

Sweet earthy funk aroma with lots of dry brett and funky bugs. Very vinous with a prominent citrus fruit character. Lots of juicy grapefruit bursting through and a very strong earthy oaky tannis presence.

Insansely sour with an incredibly tart puckering mouthfeel. This is the most sour beer I've ever encountered. Very acidic and esophagus burning. Lots of oaky tannis and delicious acidic citrus fruit. Fresh grapefruit comes bursting through. Very vinegary and a bit harsh but there is a delcious lingering tart aftertaste that leaves me salivating for another sip. (826 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
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. (703 characters)

Photo of grub
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (836 characters)

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (475 characters)

Photo of vacax
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Corked and caged 750 mL bottle. Fair warning on this one, upon uncorking this bottle a geyser shot up around a foot high out of the bottle. As quickly as possible, a glass was poured, after that it was still gushing out the top of the bottle, so another glass was filled. This is the worst gusher I have ever seen, with a significant portion of the beer ending up on the table.

What ended up in my glass was cloudy and blood red with a pink lightish head. The aroma is intense with raspberries, sour acid, lemons, and some nail polish. The beer tastes bracingly sour, one of the most sour bottles I have ever had, much more sour than the versions I tried at the brewery. Sour raspberries and lemon juice made up most of the delicious qualities, with a very dry puckering finish. This would have been a great beer, but there is some nail polish in there tainting an otherwise robust wonderful flavor. Medium bodied with a prickly yet creamy high carbonation. Tastes very good, the crazy sourness is oddly appealing, but the nail polish and acid burn drags it down. This was so close to being an A+ but a couple flaws keep it closer to an A-. (1,141 characters)

Photo of Kaiser81
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (981 characters)

Photo of oline73
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
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. (825 characters)

Photo of jethrodium
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of JAXSON
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (535 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (1,265 characters)

Photo of Habmike
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (1,094 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on 11/9/09 during the "Tomme Arthur Experience" event. Served in a snifter.

Pours a deep rosy amber, with a thin covering of fizzy off-white head. Retains with some foam around the edges and light wisps in the center, leaving back some sparse lacing. The aroma is fruity and tart in the nose, with notes of cherries, raspberries, apples, and grapes. There is a bit of a funky and souring vinegar feel in the background but it doesn't get distracting. I'm getting a touch of candied sweetness and vanilla as well, which evens things up a tad. Very nice overall balance here to the nose, with vinous and oaky character giving this a certain amount of slickness in the nostrils.

The taste luckily has a lot of that juicy fruit character going on with it as well, which comes off as equal parts tart and sweet. The tartness comes off as only lightly acidic and never really becomes overly souring. There is lot of barrel character towards the back of the profile, with deep woody tannic dryness emerging. I'm really glad to see that the fruit flavors stay at the forefront here, as they really do make this beer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lighter feeling creaminess to it that then gives way to a more slicker and oily vinous presence. Pretty darn drinkable for a 8% Wild Ale as well but nothing overly earthshattering to the drinkibility.

Tart, funky, and heavy on the fruit character, this was another complex, yet well balanced winner of a Wild Ale from the Lost Abbey. The only other Veritas blend I've had besides this one was the 004 (which was also excellent) and me thinks that I need to make more of an effort to track future releases down. (1,714 characters)

Photo of seaoflament
4.37/5  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. (1,262 characters)

Photo of nickd717
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well, this is the only Veritas I've had to this point, and now I've had it twice. Ticker's worst nightmare, I know. Entering a second review, this time out of the bottle. largadeer supplied this rare treat for a tasting - thanks, Chris!

Gusher alert! The typical question came up before we opened this bottle: Would it be carbonated? Looks like Tomme wanted to show people that he had the ability to carbonate a beer. A volcano of foam exploded out of this bottle - the very antithesis of opening a bottle of Angels Share. The beer poured deep bright red, somewhat cloudy, with a white head that disappeared before too long.

Aroma is raspberry, cherry, and acetic acid. Sweet, tart, and vinegary, with just a hint of solventy notes..

Flavor is mostly tart with some sweetness to balance. Tart, funky raspberry and cherry along with vinegar/acetic flavors. Had this right after 3F Hommage, and while it fell just a bit short of that, it was still very good.

Medium body with a really lively mouthfeel. Lots of prickly carbonation. Long biting tart finish. Good drinkability. (1,077 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Stone, drank an admittedly excessive amount of this as no one else seemed to be ordering it.

The beer is a murky burgundy color, bright but opaque, with virtually no head. Turbid, but the color is beautiful.

Intense fruit in the nose, primarily raspberries, but I can pick out sour cherries beneath it. There's a strong acetic acid presence as well, along with hints of earth and the faintest trace of funk. A clean, fruity, concentrated wild ale. The fruit aroma really makes this one.

Tastes strongly of raspberries, ripe and tart, backed by strong acetic and lactic sourness. Easily the most acetic Lost Abbey beer I've had; their beers generally have more of a lactic sourness, but I find the acetic character working quite well with the bright fruit flavor. Raspberries and cherries are all-consuming here, carrying through to the finish where I get a bit of woody tannic character that makes me think of raspberry seeds. Like most of my favorite fruit beers, the fruit flavor completely overwhelms any nuance here without actually being remotely sweet. It may be one-dimensional, but it's also delicious. (1,122 characters)

Photo of raveskdr
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
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... (837 characters)

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
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. (1,474 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (1,098 characters)

Photo of glid02
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (1,070 characters)

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Veritas 006 from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.