Veritas 009 - The Lost Abbey
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5/5 rDev +32.6%
pours a dark dark brown with minimal thin brown head and sporadic lacing if any. Aromas of brown sugar, bourbon, cheese, sour funky lactic notes, toffee, cinnamon, cherry, vanilla and syrah. Taste is sour cherries with notes of angels share grand cru including bourbon, cherry, balsemic, french red wine, teriyaki pemican, funky cheddar, brown sugar, finishes with a mollasses, and ultra mouth watering kriek funkiness even with a little roasted cocconut. This is one of the best aged sours I have had to date and just as good as 001. Absolutely Amazing beer and the best veritas batch in a long time.
07-16-2011 07:40:48 | More by KrautAficionado
4.97/5 rDev +31.8%
On tap at the release. Reviewed from notes. Had 2, 3oz or so tasters. Poured into a 4oz port brewing taster glass.
Pours a black to dark brown. Decent tan head dissipated to a film and left some ok lacing.
Aroma is amazing. So many things going on. Sourness up front with bourbon and then a bit of the cherries and wine from the wine barrels. I didn't think those two things went together but they marry well.
Taste is awesome. Same as above with that sort of older viz or angels share bourbon flavor mixed with the sour cherries and lactic acid and then the smooth chocolate. Nice wine characteristics as well but I wish they came through a bit more than they did.
Mouthfeel was spot on. Smooth and coats your mouth. Carbonation was spot on but this is on tap.
Overall an amazing beer that I'm glad I have 4 bottles of. Probably wont trade any off because it's so awesome.
05-29-2011 06:07:44 | More by PeprSprYoFace
4.97/5 rDev +31.8%
its my bday so i bring out the big guns opened this one on friday night to obliterate myself. this was quite simply one of the best beers i have ever drank. a sublime mix of everything i love about beer all rolled into one.
pours a lovely dark brown, nearly black with a fluffy tan head that caps the top of the glass nicely coating the sides and really making it look the part.
aroma is nuts, hard to even explain as you have to simply be there. dark chocolate and oak, mingled with deep grape, raspberry and dark fruit notes, sour with changing flavors twirling around. its hard to get a grip on this beer!
the combination of a dark roasted chocolate/malt driven base with sour fruit is one that really needs to be expierenced to completely get it. i simply cannot make the words do this justice. finishes off with the subtlest of dryness and lovely sour flavors and all is well in the world.
stunning, now by far my favorite beer from lost abbey, no question.
06-12-2011 16:30:34 | More by mikesgroove
Veritas 009 from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.