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Veritas 006 - The Lost Abbey

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 254
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: nickd717 on 11-08-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of starrdogg
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of raveskdr
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
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...

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.97/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of callmemickey
3.65/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Photo of drabmuh
4.64/5  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.

Photo of mdfb79
4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of grub
4.1/5  rDev -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.

Photo of mothman
4.59/5  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.

Photo of JAXSON
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of Habmike
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of glid02
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of gford217
4.44/5  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.

Photo of jminsc76
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Veritas 006 from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.