Veritas 012
The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.43 | pDev: 10.61%
Aug 13, 2017
Nov 03, 2013
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Notes: Veritas 012 will be a Kriek - blend of blond sours with cherries. Similar profile to our 2011 Cable Car Kriek.
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Rated: 4.5 by t2grogan from Arizona

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Apr 04, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Dec 10, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Kurmaraja from California

Nov 28, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by IrishColonial from Texas

Sep 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml cork and caged bottle. One of my earliest wants. Served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a murky reddish-brown body, one finger white head, thin film, not much retention or lacing. Seems about right. Smell is faint ripe cherry skin, tart lemon and acetic acid, not as much lactic acid, fair amount of oak, mild sweetness to it that is almost sort of nutty. I'm not sure what is going on here, but it's certainly not what I was expecting. Flavour brings out more of the cherry as it warms up, although it never gets to the amount of say, Lou Pepe Kriek or Hommage, but it is a solidly middling cherry presence for the most part. Moderate acetic acidity, not much lactic acidity, a bit of grainy sweetness, a lot of oak and tannins. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, good carbonation, a bit lacking in terms of the finish. As far as hype goes, this one went high simply because of the description, but I'm really not seeing it. I don't see how this is even similar to Cable Car, as the body just seemed so dark and tannic. On its own, it's a solid AWA with a mild cherry presence but I would have to argue that this beer was a victim of its own hype. Still a nice one to finally check off my list!
May 02, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4.6 by scotv from New York

Jan 09, 2016
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Reviewed by corby112 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very cloudy, bright cherry/ruby red color with a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly sulfuric aroma with plenty of musty funk and a nice barnyard/horseblanket character that American wild ales usually lack. Qualities are similar to that of an authentic Belgian Kriek. Sweaty with damp oak, cobwebs, lactic funk and earth followed by prominent cherry sweetness. Slight mineral quality with juicy cherry pie filing, earthy pit and dry cherry skins. Oak and funk are prominent with subtle lactic cheesiness, musty wild bugs and acetic vinegar. Minimal solvency. Smells amazing!

Tart and puckering with strong sour acidity but not harsh or solvent like at all. Some acetic acid lingering throughout providing vinegary sweetness that counters the musty funk while complimenting the sweet cherry flavor. Very flavorful but not quite as complex as the nose suggests. Doesn't have the same depth of funk or lambic like characteristics. There is some damp oak, lactic cheesiness and musty bugs but it's not as extreme as the aroma and the prominent cherry sweetness cuts through. Soft mineral flavor with juicy cherry pie filling, earthy pit and dry skins. Very dry with the perfect amount of sweetness countering the oak, acidity and funk. One of he better American interpretations of the style. Excellent!
Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 4.79 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 5 by ScottP from New Hampshire

May 24, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

May 15, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by siege06nd from Virginia

May 02, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by billab914 from Virginia

May 02, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

May 02, 2015
Rated: 4.65 by brianmandell from California

Apr 02, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by Hugonaut13 from Illinois

Feb 20, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by trevor_s from Missouri

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by KCBeerNerd from Missouri

Feb 06, 2015
Rated: 5 by moarmare from Missouri

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by jschonert from Missouri

Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by wethorseblanket from California

Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by zestar from California

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 4.56 by LotsofLupulin from Colorado

Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by HopHead84 from California

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Onestophopshop from New Jersey

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Aug 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Aug 25, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Chingringo from Florida

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Aug 09, 2014
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
The beer is a pinkish, salmon, light golden hue with a large fizzy head that rapidly dissipates. Aromas of oak, cherry, earth. Typical lost Abbey funk. Cherries and earth tones with an acetic finish. Not on the level of Cable Car Kriek, but still a tasty beer.
Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by spycow from Illinois

Jul 14, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jrallen34 from Illinois

Jul 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by matt2591 from Ohio

Jul 05, 2014
Veritas 012 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 123 ratings