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Veritas 017 | 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:
Veritas 017 was aged in oak with Blackberries and Lost Abbey house cultures. Tart Blackberry, strong notes of oak and tannins with a strong presence of Brett leads to a very refreshing jam-like finish.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
83
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
26
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a hazy maroon body with a light pink frothy three finger head that reduces fairly slowly to leave a layer of foam and good lacing.

Aromas are sharp and acidic, lots of lactic tartness, sharp citrus and sour berry aromas.

Taste is lightly sweet and grainy initially, followed by sour blackberry and sour apple notes with a drying, woody follow through. Finish is dry and sour, lingering on the tongue for a while. Pretty effervescent, crisp body.

Overall a solid wild - I would have preferred a little more berry and less sharp acidity though. Great nonetheless.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a light cranberry juice color with an ample, fluffy, thick, frothy head that faded into a rocky thick film left wispy thick chunks of lace.
S: Earthy bramble patch nose with musty and damp notes of earthy berries mixed with barnyard/musty funk.
T: Earthy blackberry. Not a bright acidic flavor but rather a juicy and sweet blackberry flavor mixed with apple, peppery spice, and earthy musty funk. Brett finish with a kiss of tart acid. Aftertaste is fruity and sweet with tart, drying, candy-like flavors.
M: Soft frothy carbonation, fluffy and smooth. Drying finish with a mellow acidic quality. Tart but not harsh. Lightly greasy.
O: Very smooth drinking. Great berry flavor without being cloying or synthetic. Juicy berry but tons of bramble patch earthy notes.

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Photo of Lucoli
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blackberry colored. White head. Gusher.

Sour, tart, acidic. Lemon citrus and blackberries. Oak barrels. Lost abbey funky bugs.

Light to medium bodied. High carbonation. Bubbly.

Solid American wild ale. Fun to try.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the share, Umberto!

This one pours a light purplish/reddish color, with a small head and a few random splotches of lacing.

This one smells like surprisingly sweet and juicy blackberry, with just a small hint of acidity, and very light Brett.

The blackberries on this one are super strong, with a much sweeter and less tart inflection than I expected. This is really nicely sweet and jammy, with a light Brett component, slightly lemony, but a bit washed out by the (delicious) blackberry.

This is light bodied, crisp, clean, with a super juicy mouthfeel, a good level of carbonation.

This is a fairly delightful expression of blackberries. The beer is simple, but very tasty.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.59/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Matthew. Thanks man.

Pinkish ruby hue, mild haze, small off-white collar that fades to nil. Aromas of funk, oak, blackberry. Vinous, tart, fruity. Delicious.

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Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnlatona
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pmarlowe
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle pour at 2016 O’Brien’s SDBW Lost Abbey Beer Dinner.

A: Pours garnet with a half inch of white head.

S: Barnyard, leather meld effortlessly with blackberry. Light to moderate oak and vanilla.

T: Follows the nose, with a light sweetness and tannins, and medium-light tartness, just low enough to maintain the high drinkability.

M: Medium-light body and carbonation. Slight creaminess.

O: Delicious and highly drinkable. This stands shoulder to shoulder with most highly regarded fruited lambics. I enjoyed this more than DDG.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and cage bottle. Served in a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Pours a beautiful dark purple, with a reddish hue, one finger reddish head, good retention, bits of lacing, not a whole lot. Smells like a Lost Abbey sour, peppery with a blackberry bite to it, light graininess, light oaky funk. Flavour is really a step above the nose though, rich blackberry tartness and jamminess, good funk and oak, moderately acetic, light grainy sweetness. This is a nice blackberry sour, even if not on the level of the big whale blackberry sours- on its own, it really does well on its own merits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit jammy, good carbonation, lots of blackberry tartness on the finish.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Veritas 017 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 83 ratings