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Veritas 011 - The Lost Abbey

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Veritas 011
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92
outstanding

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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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

06-16-2014 20:24:05 | More by Alieniloquium
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Wowcoolman

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-15-2014 04:49:48 | More by Wowcoolman
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VAbdoyan

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-29-2014 00:07:59 | More by VAbdoyan
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-24-2014 06:36:53 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2014 14:48:00 | More by SocalKicks
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2014 00:09:55 | More by jtladner
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POTABLE83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-01-2014 16:58:29 | More by POTABLE83
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-01-2014 15:27:26 | More by jrallen34
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-02-2013 02:54:53 | More by funkel81
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-02-2013 00:35:22 | More by zestar
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Mopps

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-15-2013 19:15:26 | More by Mopps
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

09-12-2013 18:01:49 | More by CityofBals
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Grant35

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-03-2013 07:09:01 | More by Grant35
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-29-2013 16:52:35 | More by jaasen64
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mookihouse

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-26-2013 22:08:50 | More by mookihouse
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Rick760Sd

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-16-2013 17:13:42 | More by Rick760Sd
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SoCalStout

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-29-2013 17:16:32 | More by SoCalStout
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VaTechHopHead


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-28-2013 17:20:01 | More by VaTechHopHead
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ehammond1


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.

05-27-2013 15:51:31 | More by ehammond1
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 02:44:02 | More by DarthKostrizer
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-12-2013 10:43:59 | More by GrindFatherBob
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HopHead84

California

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

05-12-2013 03:32:17 | More by HopHead84
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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2013 13:36:57 | More by jbuddle
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joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-24-2013 21:40:50 | More by joel66
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-05-2013 16:16:06 | More by Kegatron
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Veritas 011 from The Lost Abbey
92 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.