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Veritas 011 - The Lost Abbey

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Veritas 011
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 85
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by yourefragile:
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

Bottle 019. Thanks to Rich for acquiring and GT for transporting. Served in a glass. Brett, barel aged, barleywine you say? I'm in. Marin's Dipsea accident and Idiot's Drool were both favorites! Hold on, what's that? Ok, checking reviews. Oh no...

Pours a cloudy amber-brown with a transient stale, off white head. Head fades to a thin bubbly collar and thin streaks of lace. Aroma is very warm and boozy; cognac up front, with a young raw and resiny barleywine. Lemon, tangerine, schnapps and sugar throughout. Aroma turns into rubbing alcohol as it warms. Thicker side of medium body, coats palate with a syrupy finish; soft and subtle carbonation. Chewy flavor, pulpy and resiny sugars with nectarine and strawberry fruit. Surprisingly no alcohol presence or burn in flavor, though finish is extremely warm. Brett hasn't done much yet, I sort of like the fruitiness and am happy to have tried this fresh. Happily this achieved the arduous distinction of being more enjoyable than Idiot's Drool.

yourefragile, Nov 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

joel66, Apr 24, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +7%

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%

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

Gonzoillini, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%

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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Big thanks to Moll for sharing this bottle. Served in a Lost Abbey teku glass. The nose has pretty heavy barrel character with some slightly sour fruit. A bit of booze. Flavor is slightly tangy with dak fruit and moderate barrel. I'd be interested to see how this one develops.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
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Veritas 011 from The Lost Abbey
92 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.