Veritas 007 - The Lost Abbey
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4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
Reviewing the infamous Veritas 007 from The Lost Abbey out of San Marcos, California.
2010 vintage bottle served in a stemmed Cantillon flute and enjoyed on 04/26/14. Review is from iPhone notes.
Appearance: Pours a translucent, vibrant orange color with a finger of fizzy white head that settles to a thin layer. 4.75/5
Smell: Fruit, grape, vinegar and lemon. Light must and funk. 4.5/5
Taste: Tastes just like it smells. Musty, tart grape, a little lemon and a light vinegar character without any big acidic bite. A little grapefruit too and a kiss of oak. 4.5/5
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, light bodied -- both appropriate for the style and flavor profile. Has a nice dryness and acidity that help accentuate the tartness, though this beer is not as puckering as an Upland sour. 4.5/5
Overall: Was expecting more funk, but this beer pleasantly under-delivered on the funk character. This was one of my favorite beers from the Veritas series that I have had the opportunity to sample.
Cost: $250 for a 750 ml bottle (secondary market price).
05-22-2014 03:45:42 | More by jegross2
3.9/5 rDev -13.5%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep hazy orange with no head. A few bubbles and a thin collar. Not a lot else going on.
Smell - Citrus acidity and some grape/white wine like fruits. Oak.
Taste - Quite sour. Light fruits surround the sourness. Some malts. A bit of acetic acid and oak in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Oaky and dry. Low carbonation.
Overall - This has probably lost a lot of complexity over the years. Pretty good right now though.
06-10-2013 00:45:20 | More by Alieniloquium
Veritas 007 from The Lost Abbey
99 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.