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Veritas 010 - The Lost Abbey

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
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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Photo of Sarlacc83
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Sarlacc83, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of jsilva
4.5/5  rDev +2%

jsilva, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of AndrewK
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

AndrewK, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

DefenCorps, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Kaydogg
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Kaydogg, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4.5/5  rDev +2%

mdillon86, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Sean9689, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

wethorseblanket, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev +2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of MrFootstones
4.5/5  rDev +2%

MrFootstones, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of craytonic
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

craytonic, May 21, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -10.4%
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!

cpetrone84, May 03, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Huhzubendah, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

drabmuh, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Thorpe429, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of madtowndmb1
4.5/5  rDev +2%

madtowndmb1, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -9.3%

ygtbsm94, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of antoines15
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of bauermj
4.5/5  rDev +2%

bauermj, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

HopHead84, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of fehrminator
4.5/5  rDev +2%

fehrminator, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of seanh99
4.5/5  rDev +2%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Souleman
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Souleman, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +2%
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
Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.