Veritas 018
The Lost Abbey

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Wild Ale
4.41 | pDev: 5.67%
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: A blonde sour aged in French Oak with Apricots and Peaches.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 91 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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darktronica from Indiana

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What I like most about this, and many of Lost Abbey's aged sours, is the perfect level of acidity married with just the right amount of fruited sugars. It's tart enough to fire a warning shot at your nose, but then it has enough sweetness and fruit flavors to keep the palate from being overwhelmed once it hits the tongue. A very tricky balance to strike, but Tomme does it well consistently.

Apr 12, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.53/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle. Hazy orange. Smells of lots of stone fruit, vanilla and oak, a little band aid. Taste has more band aid. Lots of stone fruit and accompanying acidity. Light grain and white wine flavor. Soft carbonation. Medium light. Just shy of being very good.

Jul 12, 2018
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stevoj from Idaho

4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle share courtesy of Ditlove. Hazy body, small bubbly head. Tart fruity aroma. More stone fruit in the taste, peaches and apricots . Tart, yes, I used that word again. It is tart.

Feb 26, 2018
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scottfrie from California

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into snifter.

A: Lightly cloudy golden with a cap of frothy white foam slowly faded into a thin collar leaving sticky sheets of lace down the glass.
S: Bbright nose with notes of apricot dominating mixed with musty and earthy barnyard funk and a touch of peppery spice.
T: Apricot up front and tons of straw and musty barnyard funk. Kiss of peppery spice. Nice Brett finish. Juicy peach note in the aftertaste is like a ripe and juicy peach. Musty and slightly cheesey.
M: Medium body, juicy sweetness, soft and fluffy frothy carb. Drying with a nice balancing sweetness. Creamy and smooth.
O: Bright fruit flavor with awesome peach note separate from the stone fruit flavor. Tons of funk.

Nov 15, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and caged bottle. Served in a Duck Duck Gooze snifter. Pours a medium orange body, light yellowish straw hue, one finger white head, perfect retention, lots of lacing. Smell is nectarines and stonefruit, peach skin, light yogurty lactic acidity, slight oak, a bit of citrus sweetness. Not too funky, slight pepper. Flavour is a really nice, fruit-forward combination of stonefruit and citrus; light and mild lactic yogurt that provides plenty of sourness to go along with the fruit flavours; it's not too sweet nor is it too dry. Mildly peppery saison-like flavour in the background, touch of zest. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, creamy, nicely carbonated, drinks nearly perfectly as an AWA. Being nearly the same recipe as V015, I am not surprised that I enjoyed this one as much as I did.

May 29, 2017
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-Rick from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a few times at EBF 2017,

Pours a great straw yellow color, with a slight white head. Lovely tart smells of peach take over the nose on this one. The taste is slightly tart, with bright flavors of peach and apricot. A lovely sour.

Feb 11, 2017
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour at EBF. I still can't believe that at EBF you can just walk up to the Lost Abbey booth with no line and get a pour of Veritas, a beer I have wanted to try for years. This is pretty much a perfect wild ale - no surprise given that it came from Tomme Arthur. I learned my lesson - when at a beer festival, you are better off skipping the hype and just going for the world-class beers, especially if you've never tried them before.

Feb 11, 2017
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Veritas 017.

Hazy yellowish golden body with a soapy white cap. Lovely apricot and peach aroma. Light to medium acidity. Vinous and funky. A lovely beer.

Jan 28, 2017
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Roguer from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly tart aroma: oak, vinegar, and citric acid. White wine, funk, grapes.

Flavor follows: tart and funky up front, followed by juicy peach and apricot on the back. Lemony side to the tartness. Not quite as tart or sour as the nose boldly proclaims; this beer is delicately balanced.

Jan 10, 2017
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

A: Pours light orange with a cap of white head.

S: Barnyard, earth, fresh apricot and peach (apricot is more prominent), light oak character but overall very little barrel.

T: Follows the nose, with light tannic quality, very mildly tart (the fruit seems to mask most of the sourness), and fairly dry.

M: Light, delicate body and carbonation.

O: A very tasty and drinkable fruit-forward wild ale with more brett than sour. I enjoyed this more than DDG.

Nov 22, 2016
Veritas 018 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 91 ratings