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Veritas 015 | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Sour with Apricots, Nectarines and Peaches.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
362
pDev:
5.9%
 
 
Wants:
179
Gots:
78
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 362 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerSamurai34
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I drank this side by side with a Fou Foune. I enjoyed the Fou a little more, but this one is still a 5/5 for me. I got lots of peach and nectarine right away and nice tartness on the finish. The mouthfeel was perfect and overall this beer is extremely well balanced.

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Photo of teamchevymxer
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow this beer pours a beautiful orange straw color that radiates from the glass. The smell is oaky, with a strong dose of peach. I want to smell this beer all day. The taste is where this beer shines for me, first the sourness comes on but it quickly fades into a stone fruit pool party in my mouth. This beer is nuts, i have had it a few times and this time it is displaying the most fruit character. Mouth feel is crisp and not to full bodied.

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Photo of TampaRainman
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A : Cloudy orange

S: Lacto. Tart peach. Lemony citrus. Freshly mowed nectarine tree. Slight funk comes through more as it warms.

T: Bright, tart sour apricots. Lemony tickly peach, dry pucker hay finish.


M: Perfect carb. Likes sour peach pop rocks.

O: This is a sour lover's sour--it will pucker your mouth, but in a peachy good way.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml C&C bottle served in a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Pours a medium orange-copper body, on the darker side; two finger white head with good retention time and splotches of lacing. There is a little bit of pulpy sediment as well, which is not a turn-off by any means but rather, increases anticipation of the fruit flavours. Smell does not disappoint; although it is a bit muted when poured chilled; it primarily gives off nectarines, oak, lactic acid, mild funk, a little bit of caramel malt sweetness and hints of peaches and apricots. The peaches and apricots come out in full force as the beer begins to warm up, ultimately making for an impressive nose. It's cleanly executed in the nose, which I really appreciated. There is a bit more funk, although that could be more of the intrinsic fruit flavour, as it warms. Flavour is nicely acidic, with 6/10 lactic acid and a bit of vinegar, oak, peach skin, apricot flesh, freshly squeezed nectarines, slight musty straw. It's a very fruit-forward beer with a nice refreshing tartness and acidity to it, backed up by just enough malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation; somewhat crisp and easy to drink. Overall, this is a nicely balanced sour with quite a bit of fruit flavours in it that burst as the beer warms. It felt a bit "heavier" and substantial than the DeGarde Nectarine Premiere that we drank alongside with it, despite being almost a whole 1% ABV lower, but it provided more complexity, a cornucopia of flavours which made for a more interesting all-around tasting experience.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.62/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drewone
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHead84
4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calivessel
4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yourefragile
3.77/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.07/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMFP
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this at EBF 2015, and loved it!

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Photo of mothman
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BWCampbell
4.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
4.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmodica
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at EBF.

Rosy orange color, light head.

Nose nice sour fruity, pineapple tropical citrus, nice mild sour funk, very bright and sour tropical.

Taste tons of stone fruit, apricots, peaches, etc, juicy tangy light sour fruit, tons of fruit juice and mild sour tangy note, nice vanilla barrel, toasty oak, delicious. Mild flemmy finish.

Mouth med to lighter bod, nice bubbly carb, decent acidic note.

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Photo of robgage
4.1/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Veritas 015 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 362 ratings