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Veritas 007 - The Lost Abbey

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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 316
Gots: 30 | 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: largadeer on 02-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.89/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Photo of POTABLE83
3.75/5  rDev -17%

Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jbuddle
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of BucketBoy
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jammalamma
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of BeRanger
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of popery
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of wood, fruit and soured malt flavors. I guess I was expecting some kind of religious experience from my first taste (might have tried one other awhile back) of a Veritas, and it didn’t quite live up to that. Still, it was a very nice sour. The sour was pronounced and went well with the malt notes. Blackberries, oak, citrus rind, wine, restrained funk. I might appreciate this one more with a larger taste. Finishes with a pucker. Quite dry and probably getting drier. Pours a hazy, fading red. Little to no head, and what was there dissipated quickly. Very good stuff.

Photo of jvillefan
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: That hazy deep yellow/orange that is from unfiltered beer with caramel malts.

S: You can tell that the beer your about to drink is going to beer sour. Estery and sulfurous.

T: Tart and sour is 90% of the taste of this beer. One of the best sours I've had. There is very subtle caramel flavor n the background.

M: A little viscous. Very carbonated which is excellent. The sharp bitterness from the carbonation goes really well with the sour.

O: Top 3 sours I've ever had. Give anything to trade for this beer.

Photo of yourefragile
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of readbaron
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mrbubbler
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

BIG BIG thanks to beachrez for this.

pours a faint purple, almost rose colored. light red grape juice.

very tart, sour, puckering grape with ripe cheese. light oak.

light grape, starts off faint and grows. towards the finish it becomes very bright then blends with the dank dry oak. some light cheese and funk, but very sour and mouth puckering. a bit sweet tart like at times.

perfect carbonation IMO, dry oak finish that makes leaves your mouth just aching for water.

i detect a hint of isabelle but overall, very cantillon lamvinus like. very enjoyable!

Photo of scottfrie
3.97/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing Brian! Snifter.

A: Light apricot color with a fair amount of fine sediment fill my glass beneath a short lived white head.
S: Very fruity nose, golden fruits, stone fruits, vinous, slight vinegar and biting acid.
T: Clean acid, citrus, strong stone fruits are strong along with white wine and vinous grapes.
M: Very frothy carb that bubbles up in my mouth. Light body, acidic but relatively smooth mouthfeel.
O: A very solid sour, fruity, and easy to drink. A little chunky, but that’s ok. Careful, this one is definitely carbonated.

Photo of phingdong
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

And the hits just keep coming! Thank you a million times over to Pete for busting out this gem at an impromtu tasting on 8/10.

a - poured a murky orange with a thin bubbly head that was gone quick but was easily rebuilt with a swirl of my glass.

s - pretty sour. some fruitiness. good tart and some green grape.

t - puckeringly sour. outrageous flavor combo of sour with fruity green grapes on the finish.

m - smooth but sour. a bit pucker worthy.

o - overall, what can i say? 007 shortly after 004 and DDG!!! this beer is insanely amazing, but not quite the 004.

Photo of illidurit
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at Eagle Rock during RBSG 2012. Pale hazy gold color with a wispy white head. Reminds me very much of Temptation, but with a more harsh sourness, perhaps more acetic. Lemony with lactic and citric notes, mild grape sweetness, crabapple. Modest funkiness.

Photo of Pete27lax
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

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

This beer pours a hazy yellow/amber color with a light pinkish hue to it. Nice white head that diminishes quite quickly. Carbonation has held up nicely with this beer. Scent is immediately lactic aroma with some citrus and vinegar. Some nice red wine aromas with red grapes and some oak. Good amount of funk. Taste is amazing. This is my second Veritas…the first I had was 009. That beer is significantly different than this 007, but they each are amazing in their own way. Amazing grapefruit-orange/citrus tartness with some sour grape and raspberry flavors. It has characteristics of a much more red/pink colored wild ale…yet those same flavors flow through this blonde-pink ale. Mouthfeel is acidic and medium bodied. Perfectly carbonated IMO. Overall, I can’t compare to 009 considering it is a WAY different beer. This one was amazing though. Absolutely loved it!

Photo of starrdogg
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you to me for contributing this to the Lost Abbey tasting.

Pours a hazy golden/blond color with a thin white head. The aroma here is very subtle, it's nice - a great sour smell with some red wine grapes, but I wish there was more going on. Flavor is quite nice here, it's very sour with a little bit of red wine grape flavor, but the oak plays a prominent role as well. Generally it's a great blond sour, but there's not as much going on here as I had hoped. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with nice carbonation and a prickly sour feel. Overall, considering expectations vs. pay-off, this might be the most disappointing of the entire Lost Abbey tasting. It's a good sour, but this one didn't have any real standout characteristics here.

Veritas 007 from The Lost Abbey
99 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.