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Veritas 010 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 275
Gots: 23 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Blended Sour Ale aged in French oak barrels with peaches.

(Beer added by: ptykozoon on 11-06-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

thegoon55, May 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

heddar33, Sep 08, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Mora2000, May 18, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

5th Annual Barrel Night
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

A bright, vibrant, and glowing orange with a bit of murky haziness running throughout. The head is a very thin off-white that leaves spots of lace down the glass.

The aroma is a combination of fresh peaches, stinging sourness, and a bit of sulfur and brick.

The flavor succeeds more aptly than the aroma. The sulfur notes have disappeared, and what's left is a well-balanced sour with tons of fresh peach flavor, and a bit of hay, grass, and earth.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

A delicious, well balanced, peach sour. Nearly perfect.

ehammond1, Nov 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

acurtis, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

MrVonzipper, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

ipa247, Dec 26, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

SpeedwayJim, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mikey711, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

nickhiller, Feb 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

GRG1313, Jan 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

trodersark, Nov 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

claaark13, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

SpdKilz, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jsilva, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Wantbeer, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mdillon86, Jun 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

sleepyhead, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

jegross2, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

london1o1, Sep 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

largadeer, Feb 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

vacax, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

JoshVandy, Nov 14, 2011
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Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.