Veritas 013 | The Lost Abbey

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Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The fresh peaches and nectarines were from Masumoto Farms in Central Valley. It spent two years in French Oak Barrels...

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-31-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.95/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at the Revenge Of Instant Replay bottleshare held at Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA.

Bottle # 337.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, grain, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice balance between the sour and fruit aspects all around.

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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

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.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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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

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a clear golden orange color. The smell of the beer was pretty acidic with some oak and peach in the mix. The taste has a very nice tart peach thing going on, I really dug it. The feel is light bodied and finishes dry. Overall I thought this beer was very good.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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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

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Veritas 013 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 404 ratings