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Veritas 010 - The Lost Abbey

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 269
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:
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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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.

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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.

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Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
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