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Veritas 010 - The Lost Abbey

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Reviews: 30
Hads: 135
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 4.01%
Wants: 268
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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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: ptykozoon on 11-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Blended Sour Ale aged in French oak barrels with peaches.
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Photo of KevSal
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Maybe it was the surrounding bottles I tried this with, but I found this beer to be mediocre at best. Some nice sourness, and a bit of peaches. Middle of the road, and definitely not worth the price or trade value. Trade for AC Apricot instead... seriously (256 characters)

Photo of jegross2
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Reviewing Veritas 010, a blended sour ale aged in french oak barrels with peaches from The Lost Abbey out of San Marcos, California.

Score: 88

2011 vintage bottle served in a Lost Abbey teku and enjoyed on 07/27/14, alongside Yellow Bus and Fuzzy.


Appearance: Pours a murky peach/yellow-orange color with a thin fizz of head that totally settles. No lacing or retention. 3/5

Smell: Peach vinegar, white wine and oak. Has that traditional American wild ale nose underlying, with a hint of nail polish coming through as it warms up. 3.25/5

Taste: Nice tartness and mild vinegar character, with a balanced acidity that is not too intense. A little wine flavor on the finish. Tastes like Upland Peach, but milder and better balanced. Ample and lasting peach flavor, though it is not a "fresh peach" flavor. Much smoother than the nose led on 4.25/5


Mouthfeel: Light bodied, modest acidity. Good carbonation. A little underlying sweetness, good tartness and a dry finish. 4/5

Overall: Thankfully, this tasted better than it smelled. If you liked Upland Peach, then I imagine that you would likely enjoy this beer. Solid overall, but nowhere near the quality of Yellow Bus (or Fuzzy, for that matter). It is even less like Yellow Bus than Veritas 012 is unlike Cable Car Kriek in my opinion.

Cost: $40 for a 750 ml bottle. (1,326 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, peach, nectarine, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and tart peach and apricot flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas making for a tasty and super easy to drink beer. (567 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whoever brought this one to the Hill Farmstead CW pre share.

A - Pours a hazy golden peach color with a nice one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving small trails of lace on the glass.

S - Smells of fresh peaches, mild funk, woody oak, lactic sourness, some basement must and a bit of sweet pale malt. Lots of funky peaches, love it.

T - Starts off with fresh picked ripe peaches slowly giving way to oak tannins, basement must, light funk, greek yogurt, white wine and a bit of sweetness from the malt. Finish is quite dry, lingering long after the finish. Lots of flavor, just with the peaches came through a bit more.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, tart feel with a nice dry ending. Quite easy drinking all things considered.

O - This was an awesome peach sour. It was going up against a bunch of other Peach and Stone Fruit sours and really held its own, it was in my top three. I would love to have this again in the future. (993 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

A very hazy golden color with a ton of carbonation out of the bottle.

Sour peach and oak come rise above a blonde base beer aroma. There is a bit of vinegar as well.

Peach, light malts, crisp, tart, fairly sour during the flavor with a lingering sourness. There is a little bit of lemon zest and some oaky white wine notes. The peaches are not as full as I would have hoped. The depth is kind of lacking in the flavor.

Veritas 010 is very crisp, and the medium body borders on over-carbonated.

This is a nice beer, but my expectations are very high for a beer in the Veritas series. (643 characters)

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml courtesy of Shane’s crazy generosity. Consumed on Aug 4th, reviewed from notes.

A: Golden sour with a thin lacing. Good carbonation.

N: oak, peach, cheesy funk. Light lemon. Barnyard. Easy to tell this is going to punch you with sourness.

T: Wow, beautifully tart. Oak, plenty of peach. Nice lactic quality. Lemon, green apple.

M: Dancing and effervescent

O: Moving into new territory of sourness. This is better than a number of Belgian gueuzes if not quite the top tier. (487 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this, Matt & CJ. Tasted alongside Veritas 004 and Yellow Bus

Light yellow with a thin white head that recedes to a ring leaving no lace, this looks good. The nose has a very nice and deep peachy aroma. A little bit of sulfur is still noticeable, but it isn't too distracting. The balance between the pale sour and tart and ripe peaches is very nice. The palate opens sour with a great peach character. Bright, fruity and ripe, there's excellent balance between the fruit and sourness. The base sour still does have some acetic/acetone flavors, but thankfully, it's at a fairly low level, and this makes this taste bright rather than harsh or sharp/ Mild sweetness is present, and there's quite a bit of a fruity white wine flavor profile (think Sauvignon Blanc). Excellent stuff. (799 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Carleton (SpdKilz) for sharing at the Chicago Burbs Random Thursday Mega Tasting. Poured into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow, very fizzy white head, spotty lace.

S - Sweet tropical fruit nose with a nice level of tartness. Mango, pineapple, peaches, oak, light funk. Very "fruit-tartish". There's a nice note of acidic sourness that compliments the fruit.

T - Much of the same as the nose. Lots of tropical fruit tartness, light funk, oak. I can't really say I get peaches, but there's lots of fruit notes in this beer. The alcohol is well-hidden for 8%. The finish is tart fruit and light lactic acidic notes.

M - Light body, light carbonation, dry finish.

O - A really nice wild that just didn't blow me away, but was good. I would definitely have it again if I got the chance but probably wouldn't seek out a bottle at this point. Maybe it will improve with some age, but who really know. Good, not great. (936 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Aussy13 on his grand graduation party - congratulations, and thanks again.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow with a 1/4-inch white head which fades to the rim leaving little lace behind.

N: Lemony peach with an oaky funkyness.

T: Bright tart and funky, barnyard-dried peaches provides a nearly perfect pucker.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Lively freshness and tart.

O: Just Wow! The peaches integrate and support the funk. Call it son-of-yellow-bus, or whatever. This is a must have. (502 characters)

Photo of craytonic
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed side-by-side with the other 10 veritas beer on 4/14/2012 at the DC Lambic & Sour Summit

Appearance: hazy/cloudy peach with a small light head
Nose: fresh peaches, light funk, lemon, faint oak, nice acidity.
Taste: Peaches are very front and center, followed by lemon, light funk, oak and a nice sourness. Touch of honeysuckle.
Mouthfeel: Light body and carbonation, very dry
Overall: I am a big fan, I'd rank this above yellow bus. (442 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is quite funky with a lot of lemons, yeast and wheat. There is also a little bit of leather and some brett thrown in. The flavor is also very tart, with a ton of lemons and hint of peaches and other very light fruit. I also get some yeast, brett, barnyard funk and wheat thrown in. Medium mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation. A great beer that I am very happy to got to share with the DFW Crew. (517 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is a pale golden yellow with lively bubble action and some chunks floating around. Tight fluffy white head. The nose is tight leathery sweaty Brett, lost abbey yeast, and nice sweet peach. The taste is more peach forward, sweet but not sugary. The brett is lighter with a bit of sourness and some acetic acid in the back. Good light, soft body, highly carbonated. A touch simple and has a bit of an acetic character. Doubt this will hold on very long...shocking! (467 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. Shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt.

The beer is yellow and fairly hazy with a thin white head that fades within a few minutes. The aroma brings peaches, oak, wild yeast, funk. Nice flavor, with peaches leading the way. It's really not fair to this beer that we shared a Yellow Bus earlier in the evening, which was sublime. Light in body, but not watery. Easy to drink and very enjoyable. I would certainly have this again. I'm glad to see the Veritas series back on track, as 008 and 009 were not up to the usually high standard. (584 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served along side the other 9 veritas beers that had been released by the time of this tasting. Thanks to craytonic for providing this one. Beer served in a Lost Abbey Teku glass for consistency. Poor man's yellow bus? Not quite as fruity as Yellow Bus though.

Beer is yellow, mildly hazy, white head, one finger at first but then devolves into a wispy white head of laziness, no lacing, low retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is grainy, lactic, peachy, funky, oak, mild brett in there as well.

Beer is moderately sour, a little leathery with a tart peach finish on the back end. The finish is a little dry and has a mild grainy aftertaste, the more I drink the more that disappears. The beer is good , about the middle of the road fro the series. I'd have it again. (773 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012 as part of a full Veritas set, 001-010. Served in a Lost Abbey Teku.

Big thanks to craytonic for bringing this one.

Pours a slightly-cloudy peach color with a small white head that diminishes quickly before falling to a thin collar.

The nose has a light-medium amount of horsiness (can that be a word, please?) underneath a good dose of peaches and moderate acidity.

The flavor hits the peaches quite a bit harder and has a really nice fruit component to match up with the mild earthiness behind the fruit. Light pit character along with medium acidity. Long finish with the acidity getting a bit more intense.

Body is light with average carbonation and a quite-dry finish.

Really a nice brew that is doing well at this young age, though it could probably use a bit more time to develop before the fruit starts to fade too much. (892 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

3/31/2012

Bottle into a snifter. The beer is about five months old at this point. This has been stored at 55 degrees since the release.

A: Bright yellow orange with great transparency and a mountainous sea foam head rising two inches toward the rim of the glass. Great retention and scattered lacing. Excellent appearance.

S: The sulfur is gone. Excellent. Tart and lightly sweet peaches with a hint of sugary sweetness. The fruit is vibrant and expressive. Light barnyard notes meld with leather, earth, and oak. This is very lactic and the fruit smells awesome.

T: The flavor is stunning. Up front tartness yields to midpalate peach sweetness. The fruit flavor is outstanding, with a strong lactic profile, upper moderate sourness, and a very low citric acidity. The short amount of time in the bottle has been very good to this beer. Oak is balancing and barnyard notes are subtle. There's a light leather presence with notes of earth. The finish is a flourish of sweet and tart peaches with a piquant finale.

M: Upper light to lower medium body with a lower high level of carbonation. Lightly tannic with a mild acidity.

Overall: A remarkable beer. This has turned into everything I'd hoped for. Seek this out. (1,221 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cork comes out with a loud pop, and the beer pours a pale translucent gold with slight cloudiness. The head is voluminous and lasting. There's a whiff of sulfur initially, but that dissipates after a moment, and the fruit begins to shine. This has a vibrant, juicy peach aroma with some earthy fruit skin notes, mild citrus acidity and a hint of funk. Peaches steal the show here, reminding me of Yellow Bus several years ago, though certainly less acidic. The palate, like the nose, has a big peach flavor that feels very multi-faced, with flesh, skin and tannins. The barrel has little influence here, and the acidity is pretty restrained at this point, though I suspect it will grow in time at the expense of some of the fruit character. The finish lingers really nicely, mildly tannic and fruity, thankfully not watery. This beer exceeded my expectations quite a bit given the initial impressions I read; perhaps a few months in the bottle has done it some good. (970 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at EBF keg.

Very light fizzy head hazy pale orange yellow color.

Nose sour malts, light fruit, light acidity, lacto funk, a bit of soured fruit juice like apricot or peach.

Taste dry bready malts, sour, quite sour, almost lemony, dry funk, light acidity, sour fruit again with the apricot or peach, hints of wood esters and rounding oak. Dry bready funky finish, the peaches get a bit more dominant as it moves towards the finish, acidity washes away but gets a bit stronger before it does.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, quite a bit of acidity.

Very nice! (575 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/03/12 notes, had on tap several times at NOTB up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a yellow-orange color with an inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour grapes, vinegar, musty earthy notes, light oak, fruity malts, and light wine. Not bad at all, but a bit musty. Not really getting peach.

t - Tastes of sour grapes, white wine, peaches, oak, brett, vinegar, sour fruits, earthy notes. Much better then the nose, and the peach comes through nicely.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink sour.

o - Overall a good sour, but I thought this was their fourth best beer of the weekend (behind BBA Serpent Stout, Box Set 1, and Ad Lib). Nose is decent but a bit earthy and musty, and the taste is very nice. I liked this better than the last 2 in the Veritas series, but nowhere near 04, 06, or 07. Look forward to revisiting it with some time on it. (903 characters)

Photo of Spider889
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle graciously shared by Alewatcher a few weeks back. This was one of the highlights of a very impressive night.

A - Pours a pale straw color with floaters in my glass (white/chunky yeast) - earlier pours were pretty damn clear though. Short white head, spotty leggy lace.

S - Dusty must, lemon and peach... I mean a ton of fresh watery peach. This was really exceptional, though I was missing the assertive sour punch that would have truly propelled this into the next realm of greatness.

T - Sweet with a light fruit flavor up front like a nice fruity white wine. Flavors of pineapple, citric sweet white grapefruit, as well as tangerine. (Sadly the peach I was loving in the aroma didn't carry through to the flavor.) Then a nice tartness kicks in. Never outright sour or puckering, but it is the balance and nuance that make this beer shine out as something caringly crafted.

M - Nice carbonation (possibly the biggest fear we shared at the onset of opening this). Tart and juicy. The tartness grows slowly at first until your mouth begins to water at the thought of taking the next sip.

O - Really a delicious beer. I'd love to have this again sometime. (1,166 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had this several times at Night of the Barrels.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow color with a layer of white head and good retention.

Smell: Fruity and tart, but there is a weird funky smell mixing with the fruit and it doesn't work perfectly for me. I'm also picking up some sweetness from the malt.

Taste: This is an extremely tart beer, reminds me of lemons. I'm picking up a bunch of fruit as well, but I don't know that I would have told you it was clearly peaches.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light, fluffy carbonation and a very dry finish. Perfect.

Overall: This is a really nice sour beer, I loved that intense tartness. I would have enjoyed it if the peaches came out a bit more. Still really good. (716 characters)

Photo of Wantbeer
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours white head with some light murkiness to it.

Aroma has some light peach sweetness and lemon acidic presence with a much heavier musty, barnyard note with peach flavor.

Body is crisp with a sharp carbonation bite and a solid dryness to the finish. Acidity of the brew really hits hard with this one.

Overall a very tasty beer. (336 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Steve for this one. Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a decanter and then into a Cantillon tulip

Pours a clear, pale yellow with no head but coarse white bubbles that float atop the brew. Decent legs with spotty lacing and moderate cling. Average.

Nose is peach tartness with a slight hint of yeastiness. Fruit flavors are very prominent but there's not much funkiness. Bready too. I appreciate the aroma here but it could use a little more zing.

Opens tart peaches. Very fruity, simple, and sweet. Like the aroma, there's not a lot going on here. Finish is tart with a filmy, slightly sour aftertaste. Flavors are conservative at best but well done overall.

Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and goes down with some bubbles and a slight filminess. Accented finish with a mellow, lingering aftertaste. Nice.

I'm not sure how this one would evolve with time. The flavors are very simple here and there's not a whole lot of potential for development. Drink this one fresh to appreciate the peaches that went into it. (1,087 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at FoBAB 2011. Served in the accompanying taster pint. Thanks Tomme for remembering us up here in Chicago!

A - Thin white foam settles to a thick collar and some wisps, leaving behind minimal lacework. Hazy white peach flesh body.

S - Smells exactly like it was described - peaches, sour blonde base beer, & wine barrels. White wine vinegar, mild yogurt, and tons of fresh peaches. Oak character is quite mild, and funk (and thankfully sulfur) is minimal.

T - Taste lacks some of the acetic punch of the aroma - this actually tastes a lot like peach cobbler, with some yogurt mixed in. There's some light vinous character, and a bit of lemon tartness, but this isn't intensely puckering (yet). The peach flavor is delicious, but the depth is a bit lacking.

M - Medium bodied, with medium carbonation, and a dry, crisp, lightly tannic finish. Quite refreshing, with no trace of the (probably incorrect) ABV.

D - It's a very good sour that I could consume in large quantities. I suspect it will be even better in 6-12 months as some of the souring bacteria take hold. Comparison to Veritas 004 is unfair, but I could imagine this being the "poor man's" Yellow Bus in time.

Revisited this in February 2012 thanks to largadeer. It's quite excellent now - verging on A+ territory. (1,288 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at FoBAB

A: cloudy hazy Orange, decent head retention, some lacing

S: nose features somewhat musky barnyard along with some peach juice, lots of oak, minimal lactic acid

T: front is all lactic acid sourness, lemon zest and peach round things out, nice balance

Mf: spritzy carbonation , very refreshing

O:the taste is much better than the aroma, very unique tastin wild (382 characters)

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Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
92 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.