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Veritas 010 - The Lost Abbey

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30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 135
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 4.01%
Wants: 268
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of vissai
4.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Barrel Night 2011, and also out of the bottle one day later. Review is for the bottle because it makes more sense for people who may have a chance to try it in the future.

A: Mirky orange with nice bubbles and fizzy lacing on the glass

S: At first smell the acid stings the nostrils and gives way to fresh peach and peach scented vinegar, then it gets sweet and almost finishes with a peach cobbler scent. I could smell it all day, maybe my favorite part of this brew

T: Fresh peaches but almost unripened peaches at fist with the perfect mix of sweet and sour. The finish is all peach pit for me, almost like you finished eating a peach and your gnawing on the pit. Very interesting. Cobbler and cookie flavor from the smell also comes back. Very nice brew.

M: A nice body for a sour, not thick by any means but certainly not on the thin side. Carbonation is perfect.

Overall: Lost Abbey definitely knows how to work with peaches. As mentioned by some previous reviews, I think a few months will do wonders for this beer by transitioning some of the sweet into more sour yet still holding onto that in your face peach flavor. I wish I could have this side by side with a Fou Foune, but imo Veritas 010 is 6-8 months away from nibbling on the original Yellow Buses front door. (1,304 characters)

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

From the bottle at Lost Abbey because they ran out of the beer on draft.

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: Initially a sulfur aroma which seems to be an issue with some of the lighter Lost Abbey sours shortly after bottling. After that subsides, however, a nice fruit aroma of peach that is lightly sweet but also somewhat sour. Fairly lemony, too. A bit of oak and musty funk are also present.

T: The flavor is highly tart with lots of lemon notes. The peaches are strong and there is a subtle sweetness to them. As with the aroma, some musty funk and damp wood notes.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Overall a nice beer. The peach character is quite good. (711 characters)

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

Excellent release. Poured at the Lost Abbey Barrel Night into an LA tulip glass - dark orange yellow, little carb. Not sticky.

V10 accomplishes a difficult task. The key elements are strong and satisfying without becoming overpowering at any point - with the first snort n' sip the peach scent and flavor are distinctive without citric bitterness. The end comes on sour, but only moderately. It's far from the blanket of tartness that a good vinegar-strength lambic can throw over your tongue.

In the middle there's a note that I don't recognize. Something in the middle between funk and almost a chocolate flavor. A touch of wood, maybe? Not sure, but it's a nice transition between the fruit and sour.

To sum, a delicate and restrained beer but with distinctive flavors that last on the tongue. Very happy with this one. (825 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (628 characters)

Photo of ptykozoon
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Literally the color of butterscotch. A hazy yellow/orange color. Lacing on the rim.

Scent instantly reveals itself as a sour, very sour. Peach, apricot...

More subdued then the smell led me to believe. Decent amount of sour that hits you with some floral tones which eventually spiral into one of the best beer finishes I've ever had. Pure peach. Amazingly yummy. Perfect 5 in my book. A peach pie literally lingers in your mouth.

Very light carbonation, ABV completely undetectable - I wouldn't guess this is over 6% at most.

One of the best sours I've ever had. Bravo. (575 characters)

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