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Veritas 010 - The Lost Abbey

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 273
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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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

06-28-2012 14:26:22 | More by mdillon86
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 14:28:34 | More by Sean9689
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wethorseblanket

California

4.33/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 03:56:50 | More by wethorseblanket
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

06-18-2012 07:31:35 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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MrFootstones

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

06-01-2012 01:03:47 | More by MrFootstones
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 19:55:52 | More by craytonic
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 05:23:13 | More by Mora2000
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 15:28:03 | More by cpetrone84
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 02:09:42 | More by Huhzubendah
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 18:58:54 | More by drabmuh
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 00:54:20 | More by Thorpe429
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-17-2012 02:04:14 | More by madtowndmb1
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.5%

04-16-2012 17:41:57 | More by ygtbsm94
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antoines15

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

04-16-2012 00:09:46 | More by antoines15
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-11-2012 03:45:31 | More by bauermj
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HopHead84

California

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 20:17:38 | More by HopHead84
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-18-2012 03:49:30 | More by fehrminator
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-02-2012 16:35:11 | More by seanh99
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Souleman

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-19-2012 19:41:54 | More by Souleman
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 23:19:25 | More by largadeer
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gueuzegossage

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-14-2012 21:58:09 | More by gueuzegossage
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 13:04:59 | More by jlindros
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mdfb79

New York

3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 01:51:22 | More by mdfb79
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-10-2012 12:56:11 | More by djrn2
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-10-2012 05:13:08 | More by imperialking
Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.