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Veritas 011 - The Lost Abbey

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Veritas 011
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 85
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.46% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An American Barleywine aged in McCall Cognac Barrels for 11 months. We added some fresh nectarines over the summer and hit it with a splash of Brett Clausenii.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-19-2012)
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3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Thin khaki collar but not much else.

Smell - Peachy aroma. Faint brett. Lots of caramel. Sweet fruity aroma, presumably from the barrel.

Taste - Sweet caramel and brandy liquor flavor. Much stronger brett presence. Fruitiness comes back in the end.

Mouthfeel - Big, but well carbonated. Hefty beer, very heavy.

Overall - I get all the components, but I don't love it. The brett is an odd addition.

Alieniloquium, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Wowcoolman, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

SocalKicks, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jtladner, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

POTABLE83, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jrallen34, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

funkel81, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

zestar, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Mopps, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Grant35, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jaasen64, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mookihouse, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SoCalStout, Jun 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

VaTechHopHead, May 28, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, itk1!

(Aged for 6 months)

Dark oranges and brown combine with some floating haze. Decently sized near-white head of small bubbles. Decently carbed, especially for the style. Leaves the glass oily and spotted with cling.

Aroma of juicy nectarine flesh is complemented nicely by a sweet, earthy, caramel barleywine. Some dark fruit character (sweet, juicy, dark red grapes) and brandy/cognac. Some oak, and a bit of yeast character. I don't get much Brett character.

The flavors mingle incredibly well, and the alcohol is exceptionally well hidden. This is far too easy to drink. Caramel-dripping peaches, earth, oak and cognac, and mild yeast character play nicely. There's also good amounts of an earthy, leafy, black tea flavor as well. Delicious.

Medium to near full in body with moderate carbonation. Oily, slick, and coating. Exceptionally drinkable.

Fantastic. Exceeded my expectations. One of my favorites from a pretty mind-blowing tasting.

ehammond1, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DarthKostrizer, May 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

GrindFatherBob, May 12, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

05/11/2013

Bottle into Lost Abbey stemware.

A: Dark orangish crimson with two fingers of beige froth. Lacing is scattered. It looks big and rich.

S: Ripe and juicy nectarines atop a formidable Barleywine. Notes of caramel blend with grape and plum. Port-like. Vanilla is potent and oak is detectable. Big cognac presence.

T: Caramel, bread, sugar, chocolate, grape, plum, and nectarines. Quite a tasty blend of flavors with many similarities to port wine. Cognac character is strong. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Full body lower medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with ample warming.

Overall: I like this quite a bit. The Brett hasn't done much, which I'm happy about, and the fruit is still potent. A successful experiment.

HopHead84, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jbuddle, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

joel66, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Kegatron, Apr 05, 2013
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Veritas 011 from The Lost Abbey
91 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.