Veritas 019
The Lost Abbey

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American Wild Ale
4.34 | pDev: 5.53%
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Blended Sour Ale with Raspberries added.

Veritas 019 is a Blonde American Sour aged on French Oak for over a year before being spiked with Raspberries. Pouring shockingly pink, Veritas 019 begins with sweet aromas of rich berries and notably peppery Brett. Intense, Vibrant Raspberry character leading to a refreshingly sour middle with notes of funk on the finish.
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Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

what a nose big raspberry. raspberry colour. alex's bottle. good tartness. like drinking pure raspberry. really good. amazing drinkable.good mouthfeel.

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at wakefest and it was classic lost abbey sour and funk with a big bright rasberry profile. Tart with a bit of citrus. All raspberry and raspberry seeds. Solid AWA.

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Photo of stevoj
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Ditlove. Pinkish color, soft bubbly head. Big fruity aroma, fruit salad. Taste is more sweet than tart. Well rounded. Liked the 18 better.

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Photo of Pencible
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at SAVOR 2017. This beer was crisp and clean, with a great fruit flavor that was subtle and well integrated. It had a really smooth finish too.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Bright neon pink color. Aroma is fruity, tart and lactic with some yeast funk on top. Taste is tart, dry, fruity with raspberry notes but also slightly funky.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant pinkish red with a large, effervescent pink head. Huge raspberry aroma. Brett comes through heavy as well. More of the same on the tongue. Also oak and citrus. Moderate mouthfeel with a dryness. Medium carbonation. Great example of fruit and funk.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: batch 19, whatever that means
Palate Contaminants: none

Look is slightly opaque and very red. There's a good amount of fine head. It reminds me of Jell-O with that foamy looking top.

Smell is a berry mix. Sweet strawberries, with lesser amounts of raspberries and blueberries. (I know what the description says.) There's also some wildflower honey.

The taste isn't as sweet as the nose, but it's still nice and moderate. The taste is more raspberries. It comes across as concentrated, too. Not much honey or blueberry left, but there is a slight amount of other bitter berry. (Elderberry? Salmonberry?) I can't taste the seeds, which usually seems to be the main flavor of such brews to me.

The concentrated aspect of the taste keeps the flavors coming well after the final swallow. Carbonation is very well integrated.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Bright neon pink. Small pinkish head. Smells of strong berry. White wine. Oak. And a little white pepper. Tastes of bright berries. A little sweet. White wine and lots of oak. Moderate sourness. Not the most complex, but a great fruit flavor.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You ever hate that you liked a beer? You know, because its expensive, elusive, hard to acquire, shitty customer service kind of brewery? Well here's an example.

Poured at the Firestone Walker Invitational 2017, this was a gem. Beautiful appearance, nice pinkish rose color to it, small 1/5" white head. Aroma rocked the raspberry tartness and super dry oak. Taste was similar to the nose, super dry back end, nice raspberry presence, super clean, like no funk to this one. Carbonation was well done for once.

As good as the beer is, I would pass all day on bottles of this at $41. Avery's Raspberry Sour isn't as good as Veritas 19, but at $9.99 at my supermarket, I can definitely tell you Veritas 19 is not 4x better than a comparable substitute good that is easier to acquire.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


A: Big aromas of rich and slightly sweet raspberries, light brett character and faint oak.

A: Deep purple color with a light pink dense head that has solid retention and modest lacing in the glass.

T: Bright, with lots of raspberry jammy flavor, coupled with a light funk and clean moderate lingering sourness and slightly juicy finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a very light, but pleasing acidity.

O: Awesome; the beer has an incredibly intense raspberry sourness, while still being delicate and super clean. Very easy and refreshing to drink!

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Photo of GRG1313
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've tasted every Veritas ever produced; most a few times including the elusive Veritas 005. I've always found these beers the quintessence of my craft beer world - I've liked them all. Creative, well made and almost always a picture of where the craft beer world is going.

This one, Veritas 019 is one of the best yet, and perhaps the most consumer friendly now - while it's fresh. Where it will go I can't say although I suspect that it will get a bit more sour and a bit more complex. For now, it is amazingly dark pink/red/cranberry with the most assertive fruit yet in a Veritas, perhaps any beer. This beer looks, smells and tastes just about perfect. It is fresh, fruity, juicy, lightly tart and very clean in the finish. So, far, as I write this, Veritas 019 is THE beer of 2017.

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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 57 ratings