Veritas 013
The Lost Abbey

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From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 7.14%
Ratings:
406
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 25, 2019
Added:
Mar 31, 2014
Wants:
  226
Gots:
  62
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Notes: The fresh peaches and nectarines were from Masumoto Farms in Central Valley. It spent two years in French Oak Barrels...
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Photo of Sabtos
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Opaque almost neon orange, looking like a modern haze bomb but smoother and cleaner, with minimal head.

Soft peach, honey and oak are tart with a woody semi-dry swallow capping off the tingly medium body.

May 25, 2019
 
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on May 24, 2018
 
4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia on May 20, 2018
 
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Nov 23, 2017
 
4.47 by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana on Oct 30, 2017
 
3.95 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Jul 17, 2017
 
4.21 by kidzord from Illinois on Sep 06, 2016
 
4.45 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Sep 03, 2016
 
4.35 by Nuggetz from Texas on Jun 04, 2016
 
4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on May 08, 2016
 
4.65 by zach60614 from Illinois on May 04, 2016
 
3.75 by rspauldi from Texas on Apr 21, 2016
 
4.25 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Apr 05, 2016
 
4.5 by JMFP from Delaware on Mar 22, 2016
 
4.25 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Mar 14, 2016
 
4.1 by scotv from New York on Jan 19, 2016
 
4.61 by Canada_Dan from Colorado on Dec 16, 2015
 
4.25 by scottiethebody from California on Dec 16, 2015
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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Beer_Line from California

Wow, And I thought V015 and V016 were the pinnacle of sours. This is one of the best beers I have had. Pours orangish yellow with a foamy white head. Smells of stone fruit, malt and funk. The taste is sour with very jammy stone fruit in your face followed by some smooth vanilla / oak. The mouthfeel is light and creamy. The sourness is perfect to the extent that all the other flavors (especially the fruit) are highlighted. I do not think it gets better than this.

Nov 30, 2015
 
4.35 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia on Nov 17, 2015
 
4.46 by huntermop from South Carolina on Oct 23, 2015
 
4.87 by HipHopsHooray from California on Oct 17, 2015
Photo of Rutager
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Rutager from Canada (BC)

Tons of oak on the nose, a little peach, a little funk. Taste is much the same, oak, quite sour, light funk, some peach. Thanks, cocoapuph!!

Sep 26, 2015
 
4.29 by tedgelee from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2015
 
4.25 by w5baron from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by sweemzander from Illinois

750mL bottle poured into a snifter
(A)- Pours a hazy deep orange color. Some great white froth with a surprising retention length
(S)- Big tart oak meets subtle yet juicy fruit. Lots of fruit but not super acidic on the nose. Some seriously deep and musty oak on the finish
(T)- Quite similar to the smell, though the big sourness come through in strides. Great bright and juicy fruits
(M)- A great carbonation level meets a superb balance. Big oak flavors meets an array of bright sour fruits.
(O)- Fitting for the veritas label. Sour and big on oak, but showcases great peach flavors. Not overly complex, but just a pure joy to drink if you like the style

Sep 03, 2015
 
4.75 by jrs3994243 from Michigan on Aug 10, 2015
 
4.45 by JimmyAloysius from Pennsylvania on Jul 28, 2015
 
4.4 by Sosopogi from Florida on Jul 13, 2015
 
4.75 by kvgomps from New Jersey on Jul 03, 2015
 
4.41 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jul 03, 2015
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4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Big thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours nice creamy fluffy head, nice lacing, mostly clear candy red orange color.

Nose tons of sour, tart funk, juicy stone fruit, fresh and sour peaches, little nectarine, tangy acidity, nice acetic acid, lactic too? little creamy malt too. Faint berry horse blanket in the background, little vanilla barrel oak.

Taste very very sour, nice sour funk, lacto funk, sour peach and fresh peach, little nectarine and generic stone fruit, juicy flemmy fruit with sticky, little malty flavor, etc. Tons of buttery and vanilla oak, nice acidity, acetic acid. Flemmy finish, hint creamy lacto, tangy, more peach and stone fruit, fleshy stone fruit, nice sourness lingering, little acid and tang.

Mouth is med bod, stickier than I expected, nice carb.

Overall very nice.

Jun 27, 2015
Photo of rudzud
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Shared with JLindros and Kyle. Bottle 474.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy brown amber hue with a nice one finger head that fades to leave a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of nice sour malts, little stone fruit, nice nectarine flesh, some sour pit, nice funk, subtle.

T - Taste is nice malt sweetness, good funky notes, nice barrel notes, light stone fruits, candy nectarine, acidic, light vinegar. Stone pit tartness. Quite subtle peach and nectarine, little yeasty. Nice creamy milky lacto thing.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, crisp. Not that flemmy.

O - Overall this beer was really tasty, nice sourness. The peach is very subtle with the funk being really pleasant. Tasty, though, not sure if this is worth the money they charge per bottle.

Serving type: bottle

Jun 25, 2015
 
4.25 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON) on Jun 14, 2015
 
4.44 by SkiBum22 from New York on Jun 06, 2015
 
4.34 by BarrytheBear from Wisconsin on Jun 01, 2015
 
4.71 by madtowndmb1 from Wisconsin on Jun 01, 2015
 
4.52 by Prospero from Colorado on May 19, 2015
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4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

oh my goodness! this is just amazing, when i had the 2014 edition, i wasnt really sure what all the hype was about. it was awesome, but it wasnt all that different (or better) than others in that style. this is in a class all of its own, and i am awful lucky drlovemd87 decided to break one out, i have to imagine this is pretty rare and hard to come by. the aroma is just insane, the fruit is so ripe and genuine, sweet, but only in the natural fruit sugar sense, nothing artificial about it, and its so potent that its mouthwatering. the flavor is so peachy, as true peach as anything, and approaching fou foune (although thats apricot) for fruity authenticity and potency in a wild ale. i like that its not too sour to appreciate the fruit, its delicate in that way. funky for sure, and with plenty of acidity, which is awesome, i think thats the real genius of this beer. such fine balance, one of my favorite fruit beers of the year. carbonation is on point, and i would put this one up there with the best of any beer these guys make. its special and delicious, and i hope to one day taste it again. i wont soon forget this masterpiece.

May 18, 2015
 
4 by stakem from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2015
Veritas 013 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 406 ratings