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Veritas 007 - The Lost Abbey

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71 Reviews
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Reviews: 71
Hads: 153
Avg: 4.46
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 321
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 02-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a really beautiful slightly off-pink color with some darker, orange-amber hues. Nice white head and a very good amount of lacing.

S: Loads of fruit with a good amount of tartness. Nice berry and red grape characteristics.

T: Much like the nose, but more intense with a great amount of acidity. Berries, grapes, and hints of plum.

M: Very dry with a good level of acidity. At points, perhaps not as acidic as it should be to stand up to the fruit.

D: Very, very good. One of the best sours that I have ever had. At least on this side of the Atlantic, no one does a fruit sour quite like Lost Abbey.

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Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Edit: This was very good from the bottle, superior to the draft version in all regards.

Draft at Toronado for Lost Abbey and Port Brewing night. Served in a 13 oz tulip, 007 is a bright pinkish-purple topped by a half-inch of white froth with a slightly pink tint. The aroma is vinous and fruity, backed by sharp lactic sourness and a hint of sweaty funk that comes out more as it warms up. The base beer is allegedly Isabelle Proximus, but the addition of cabernet franc grapes has covered up much of that beer's unique funkiness. Puckering sourness and tart grapes are first to hit the palate, with flavors of dry red wine trailing behind. Not a ton of complexity here, the fruit is dominant and the lactic sourness a little overwhelming. The finish is tart and lemony, not as dry or tannic as I'd like. A little more tannin from the barrel would have helped balance the sourness and fruit, but it's very good as-is.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour was decent. A light pink in color with a huge head of white that came up over the top to a height of around an inch before dropping back down to earth with little in the way of lacing. Aroma was wonderful though. Nice touches of raspberries, hints of light cherry and a touch of sour apples as well. Really quite nice, and very light and refreshing. Smooth and light flavor here as well. Not especially sour, but people need to realize a wild ale does not need to be sour. Anyway. Cherries and Raspberries dominate here, light touches of grape skin, apples and a smooth, and light sugary note to it as well. Light feel and nice prickly carbonation give it an almost champagne like feel, but the drinkability remains very high.

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Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle opened up at the DC Lost Abbey tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy ruby red color with a ring of off white head.

Smell: This beer smells very tart and funky with some fruity notes showing up in the background. Rather mild.

Taste: The flavor is much stronger than the smell was. Vinegar sourness with some funk. Grape flavor compliments the sour notes rather well. Not as fruity as the 005. The sour finish borderlines on harsh.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light and foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I liked the 005 better, but this was still a solid brew. If it was a bit less abrasive, it would be nicer.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An appropriate review #700. Whales, baby, whales!

A: The pour is a cloudy pinkish color with almost no head.

S: A surprising amount of grapefruit--rind and fruit, which provides much of the tartness. The grapes certainly provide a musty and lightly funky aroma.

T: The sourness is primarily in form of grapefruit (which is odd given the beer has Cabernet Franc grapes added) and is really pungent and almost tongue buckling. There is a light bitterness that was unexpected but pleasant and a nice contrast to the sour and fruit flavors. The beer is not overly funky, but a nice dryness from the oak, fruit, and brett.

M: A fairly light beer on the tongue with a very prickly carbonation (which really enhances the acidity) and a dry finish.

D: A highly refreshing, though intense sour, beer. I was unprepared for the intense, though unexpected, grapefruit flavor but found it to be just wonderful.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 07/24/10 notes.

a - Pours a murky pinkish orange color with an inch of white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of tart, sour dark fruits, grapes, wine, and a little bit of funkiness.

t - Tastes of grapes, berries, and sour dark fruits. Some wine and funkiness to it. Very well balanced and enjoyable.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A very enjoyable sour from Lost Abbey. I really enjoyed the smell and taste and if you like sour dark fruits you'll probably love this one. Would like to try again, as well as the other Veritas beers.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Sean for opening this up during our impromptu New Beer Friday. Served in a Sam Adams taster pint glass. This was a slow gusher, so don't leave it unattended.

A - Looks like grapefruit juice, with a slightly hazy pinkish-red body, topped by a finger of eggshell foam. Retention is quite good, with the head eventually settling to a thin cap. There are some tiny splotches of lacework left behind. Subsequent pours are milkier, with more sediment and dregs.

S - The initial nose is full of grape skins and vinous notes, but as it warms more of the funky Isabelle comes out to play. Plenty of barnyard, diaper, horse blanket, mingling with lemons and light acetic acid. There are some barrel notes, with some char and plastic flavors that are slightly off-putting.

T - Wow, this is sour! Lots of tart under ripe fruits - raspberry, grape, apple, grapefruit, and lemon. Bracingly tart and sour, with plenty of lactic and pediococcus character, and without a ton of sweetness. I actually like the flavor better than the nose, as it does away with the overly harsh barrel notes.

M - Super dry and tannic finish, light refreshing body, spritzy carbonation. Pretty satisfying and appropriate for style. The Lost Abbey sour beers seem to suffer none of the carbonation problems afflicting their other brews.

D - Even with the extreme sour and dry character this is super easy-to-drink and refreshing. Sharing it four ways meant only getting 6oz of this fine beverage - hopefully I get another crack at it.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is golden and mildly hazy with a thin head that disappears quickly leaving a halo of bubbles at the edge of the glass, minimal lacing.

Beer has a strong grape aroma with some acetic and lactic sourness. The primary winner here is grapes.

Beer is thin and nicely carbonated on the palate. It tastes really nice. Again, there is ALMOST too much fruit in here, its not overpowering but its really fruit forward. I really like this beer. Its a nice sour beer. I'd have more, if that were possible.

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Photo of mothman
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff and Daniel for helping me get this one.

Poured into Lost Abbey Stemware

Pours 1 finger of pink hued whitehead. Great retention leaving some fairly thick lace for a wild. Color is a clear peach hued ruby head. Very nice looking beer.

Aroma: The cab grapes are very apparent giving it a wine like nose. Has notes of strawberries and oak as well. Very funky. I would go with horseblanket on this one. Sour notes all around. Reminds me of the other LA sours. Sweet and funky.

Taste: A sweetness at first with the sour kicking in quickly. Lots of fruits here. Peaches, strawberries, cherries, and grapes all show. This is mouthpuckering sour. Lots of funk. Leather and horseblanket. Oak, spices, and lemon zest also show. It is acidic, but in a good way.

Mouthfeel: Very sour. Mouthpuckering goodness. A bit fizzy from the carbonation, but not bad. A lighter bodied beer. Ends a bit dry with slight notes of brett.

Overall, another great sour from Lost Abbey. These guys continue to dominate the american sour world. Great appearance, great nose, great flavor, great feel. It is pretty drinkable for how sour it is. Very happy to have had this one.

EDIT: As I got through my first glass, I tasted more and more grapefruit flavor.

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Photo of stakem
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to CaptinRedBeard for sharing this brew on 11/13/10.

Poured into a mini snifter, veritas appears a lightly hazed peachy color. A cap of white head appears composed of fairly large bubbles that recede to a ring of bubbles around the inside of the glass. A light swirl revives the cap.

The aroma of this brew smells of funky goodness with notes of cheese and some earthy tones. A light fruitiness almost reminescent of strawberry is evident before the aroma of Brett takes over with a solid nose of wet leather. Once warm, this brew picks up indications of the woodsy oak aging.

The taste is funky with an acidic sourness. This is a bone dry offering. Big salivation factor here, it seemingly removes the moisture right from your tongue and makes you pucker. A light cheesy flavor that moves to more of a brett'd quality. After taste of fruit skins, lightly bitter with a funky and earthy quality, it's oaky and tannic.

Light in the feel with a bold amount of carbonation that really pops in the mouth. Bone dry finish with a bit of piercing oaked flavor. Despite the aggressive flavors of this brew it was a delight to drink and excessively drinkable. I never could have guessed this was 8% abv.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is yellow with pink highlights, and mildly hazy with a thin, fleeting head. The aroma offers grapes, assorted tart fruit, oak, funk. Another winner from The Lost Abbey. This beer is extremely flavorful and brings a powerful and aggressive tartness in the finish. Wow, this flight of Veritas (004-007) is pretty mind blowing. Highly recommended. I would love to have this again.

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Photo of billab914
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tasting glass. It poured an amber orange-ish color with a bit of a ruby tint to it. A thin white head formed a ring around the edge of the glass.

The aroma is tart, funky and sour with a moderate fruity sweetness coming through. I get some raspberry and grape to the fruitiness. A little sharp with some musty notes to it as well.

The taste is very sour and tart right off the bat. Some sour, fruity raspberries come out with a musty, funkiness in the finish. Very tart and sour overall, but the fruity, slightly sweet notes really give it something special.

The mouthfeel is thin with carbonation being high. Overall it was an excellent sour beer. Lots of tart, funky, sourness without being overly sharp and acidic. The fruity, raspberry flavors were enough to come through with some great flavors themselves, but also not overpower or add too much sweetness. This was definitely one of the highlights of the night, excellent beer overall.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served On-Tap in a tulip at a "awesome bar" for Philly Beer Week, I love this city!

Pours a hazy mix of pink grapefruit and red overcast making a nice pair. A billowy pinkish foam with big bubbles stood on top for a bit and settled down leaving suds on the sides. Smells sour and funky and vinious and grapy. The tart grapes come through with oaked wood. A bit of fruit and some earth make the smell a winner. Not overly barny. My god, Im taken over with ripe dark grapes with berries and small oak hits here and there, not alot of the barrel. A very small hint of malt in the middle. A minimal funk with hay and horses but I really cant taste any wild yeast which is not a bad thing. Tart in taste and tart in the mouth. A slight pucker on this sucker but not overkill. Id say it's a bit fuller than the regular duck with the grapes, but it's a step below medium. No carb problems here. This version is refreshing, crisp, tasty and down right good. A nice vinous quality, I like where they took this beer. This drinks like a champ and since im sitting in front of the tap, Im going to have another. A winner.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.89/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is a slow gusher that is easy to keep on top of. A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three finger thick, largish bubbled, pale, off-white colored head. As the head slowly subsides it leaves some layered lacing patterns on the sides of my glass. The beer is a murky amber hue (with some chunks apparent) that shows a very chunky, pink / pale-amber color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of very tart berries and spicy / woody oak from afar. A closer inspection has me noticing notes of blackberries, perhaps a touch of tart cherry, a solid lactic sourness and some fruity acidity too, all of these up front. Towards the finish of the nose there is a solid oak structure that contributes aromas of dusty wood shavings, a touch of vanillin, some Bourbon-like oak spiciness, as well as a mellow oak character. Funky aromatics of musty clay, a hint of musky animal B.O., a hint of underlying overly ripe farmhouse cheese, moldy mushroom aromatics and even a hint of urea. After a particular intense round with the nose signature Brettanomyces notes really start to come out; full on butyric acid musk / goat character, phenolic soaked cotton-balls and sweat-dried cured leather notes add a complexity, though underlying and dank quality to this beer's aroma.

A very prickly carbonation couples with a bracing sourness that is mostly huge-lactic, but also has a sharp, acetic edge to it; the combination of the carbonation and the sourness make my mouth pucker up quite well during my first sip. My seconds sip isn't quite so mouth puckering, but the ample oak-influence also tends to accentuate this with an astringent, tannic, raw woodiness that isn't too over-the-top. The oak definitely plays a secondary role to the acidity here, but it is easily the second most noticeable flavor. By contrast the grapes and base beer play a much, much more subdued role than either of these two flavors. After some time the sourness couples with other notes to bring out some flavors of raspberries, some Chardonnay like grape character (the oak seems to bring this out a bit). Spicy, peppery, woody oak notes add some bite to the finish that serves the hop role of a more traditional beer. With the generic 8%abv label that the Veritas beers get stuck with it is hard to know how strong this beer actually is, while it is a sipping beer, it drinks like a light enough strong-sour, sort of a big brother to a Lambic.

My second pour of this beer sees me noticing an almost Kool-Aid-like fruitiness that has overtones of tropical fruit and a big strawberry component; strangely this is only noticeable if I smell this non-directly, as a direct snort of the nose sees me mostly noticing oak and sourness. The flavor actually picks up more fruitiness too; actually if I lick my lips after taking a sip I can even taste the strawberry flavors directly; but there is definitely more of a bright, berry fruit character (with fruit-punch or perhaps even tropical fruit overtones to it) noticeable in my second pour. The sourness and oak seems to become more balanced as well (though this might be attributable to palate fatigue, but I don't think this is entirely the case).

There is a definite sour edge to this beer that is more than Lactic acid in character, but I am not sure it is acetic acid; if it is acetic acid it is an extremely soft touch, one that works quite well here (though it might just be malic or other acid character from the grapes). I can't believe how dirty this beer looks, even leaving the beer in the bottle for 30 seconds after pouring it was enough to stir up lots of floaties and chunks into my first pour; luckily this does not seem to have affected the flavor or aroma much. The up front berry character isn't nearly as noticeable in the flavor as it is in the aroma, which is a bit of let down. In general the aroma is more complex and interesting than the flavor, but if you like sour beers this will definitely please you no matter what. It is definitely worth waiting to let this beer warm up significantly as a more expressive fruit character become noticeable, more importantly the balance and finesse of this beer improves impressively and it goes from being merely enjoyable to fantastic.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bottle split with Overlord. Beautiful vibrant red with a pinkish hue. Billowing white head with good retention and scattered lacing.

Tart grape skins and tannins with accompanying lemon and lactic notes in the aroma. Moderate acetic quality with buttery oak and light musty Brett notes.

The flavor is bracingly sour with a strong acetic burn. Tart tannic grape skins, lemon, and powerful citric acid presence. Some buttery oak. Strong lactic profile. Light musty notes and wet leather quality. Acetic finish. Very acetic finish. I'm a sucker for the Veritas series, and 007 is no exception.

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Photo of corby112
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on draft at Monk's Cafe during the Tomme Arthur event. Listed as Duck Duck Gooze Vintage with Cab Franc Grapes.

Pours a hazy dark ruby grapefruit red color with slight pinkish hues when held to a light source and a massive three finger frothy, soap light pink head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Funky tart aroma with lots of luscious dark fruit notes and earthy oak tannis. Pretty vinous but not too much with lots of grape and dark berries in the nose. Lactic cream presence and subtle funky horseblanket. But none of these notes are overpowering, resulting in a well balanced aroma with funk, tannis, vinous notes and dark fruit. I swear I can even smell the skin of the fruit.

Tart, puckering full body that is pretty creamy with lots of lactic funk, sweet dark fruit and earthy oak tannis. Nthis beer is very vinous with lots of grape and dark fruit character. Well balanced with a tart, puckering body hat isn't acidic at all. Insanely drinkable, this beer literally leaves me drooling for more. Not as sour as I expected but very complex and delicious. Highly recommended!

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Photo of sweemzander
4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a pale blush orange color with some nice white foam and bubbles.

(S)- A nice dry funk and sour profile. Acidic and sour with subtle fruits. Just a sexy earthy lactic funk and acidity.

(T)- Sour power! This is a powerhouse of acidity and sour fruits. A nice earthy clay and lactic funk to it. This is what I like to see!

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. Sourness is on the extreme, but oh so wonderful! Acidic and lactic funk.

(D)- Perhaps one of the most sour beers I have ever had in recent memory. A great wild with that sourness able to peel paint. So good though.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared by jampics2 at DrGonzo's place last weekend (thanks Bobby!). This is the 4th of the series I've tried (after 004, 008, 009), and it's closer to the 004 than the others. No surprise here, that's exactly as expected from other reviews.

The cork came out with a mild pop, adequate carbonation but no danger of gushing. It pours a light peach color with some haze to it, a thin head of foam that dissipates quickly.

Lots of grapes in the aroma, and a very acidic note as well. Unlike the 008 or 009 this smells like a beer I will like, definitely some lactic acid here.

It tastes very sour, with some other fruits adding to the grapes a bit (a little apple, maybe lemon), but the sourness is defining. Dry aftertaste with a lingering acidic bite.

Medium carbonation, matched the style in my opinion, a great wild ale. Recommended, a reasonable substitute for 004.

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Photo of glid02
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Monk's Cafe, brought up from the cellar by Tom.

Pours a slightly hazy pinkish-ruby red color with a 1.5-finger whitish-pink head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of tart berries with moderate amounts of funk and lighter amounts of oak.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Very tart berry flavors kick things off and are joined by hints of lactic sourness. Midway through the sip the berry flavors fade a bit, tempered by tannins from the oak. Right before a crisp and very tart ending solid amounts of funk come into play.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall I was expecting more from this beer. It looks great and tastes just as good but it's lacking some refinement. There's a lot of complexity but the layers seem to overlap rather than fit into their own spaces. Still, if it weren't for my high expectations I would be very pleased with this beer and it's still worth a shot.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HUGE thanks to Sean for surprising me and bringing this over...Pours a tangerine pink with a lot of white carbonation, most interesting color I've seen for a sour...The aroma is sour candy start to finish, its not super complex but really nice tartness from start to finish...The taste is also sour from start to finish but super easy to drink. Gives you exactly what you from a sour, almost a sessionable sour.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.72/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Devin!

A hazy pink with a dense, white head that rises briefly before falling off to a ring, this looks pretty good. The nose is quite excellent. The grapes are quite noticeable with a ripe, fruity, berry-like bouquet. Quite integrated with the sourness too, there's a blend of oak, lemon rinds, a little acetic and a moderate lactic sourness. The palate opens super sharp and sour, so intense that I can't take too big a sip. Fruity, dry, moderately grape-like, this is doesn't have the vinous quality a beer like Vigneronne has (especially in its youth). Moderately and with plenty of lemon rind bitterness and sourness on the finish, this is a little too aggressive for my liking. Unbalanced in that the the sourness doesn't tie things together, it is merely an end in itself. It is also over-carbonated, and doesn't seem to be particularly well-structured or conditioned. Still, decent and enjoyable.

**Edit 01 July 2012**
Thanks, Matt. This blend has grown to be increasingly nasty every time I've had this, and the trend continues. Tastes sour with a moderate grape character, poor structure and flavors. Disappointing.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Broken out at our epic LA tasting on 5/7/11 (can't remember who brought this one). Served in a Sinners tulip. Pours a lovely pinkish-orange - no head, just a thin tight band around the shoulders. Nose starts off mild - slightly acidic, a little musty and expresses a trace of horse blanket. As the brew warms, it takes on a slightly medicinal quality and there's a hint of manure and a slightly plasticy character. Taste is salty, tart, and citrusy - it's really hard to tease out all the flavors, but it's pleasantly sour with a trace of cork that comes out towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively effervescing carbonation that stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheeks (I can't stop from salivating). There's a residual dryness that lingers at the back of the throat in between quaffs. All and all, a very complex and tasty sour somewhat reminiscent of something from Cantillon. A pretty top notch American Wild I have to say.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish tinted orangy gold color with a puff of prickly white foam leaving excellent lacing. Smell is of bold, young white wine with delicate layers of funk, fruit, wood, earth, grain. First sip is tremendously sour with bold tart fruit like raspberry, wine grapes, grapefruit. Mellows, but never sweetnes, perfect layers of wild yeast and bacteria. Bright and spritzy on the palate, nice medium body, dry finnish. I truly amazing beer.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Frank, Jeremy and Kevin for this epic tasting.

A-pours a grapefruit looking color, reddish pink with some bubbles rising to the top, a creamy white head sits atop leaving a great lace as it dissipates.

S-the nose is strong, notes of acidity and balsamic, a good bit of sourness to it with grapefruit and tangerines in the back. a funky earthy musk lies underneath.

T-nice soft flavors, not overly sour but definitely present. tropical fruity grapefruit and tangerines in the middle with notes of red grapes, slighlty vinous. the tartness is present in the back, with the earhthy musk lieing underneath.

M-great feel, smooth, soft, well carbonated with a crisp dry finish but not astringent.

D-so tasty and well balanced, nice tropical fruit notes with a good sourness to it and a light funk. well aranged flavors that work very well together.

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Veritas 007 from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.