Veritas 006
The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.39 | pDev: 10.02%
Feb 28, 2017
Nov 08, 2009
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.46/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle. Aggressive pour yields a murky deep red body with a few bubbles, but no head. Smells of raspberry. Maybe some cherry? A little bit of sweet caramel. Smells very acidic. Green apples. And definitely some oxidation. Tastes of sour green apples, raspberry, and just a hint of cherry. The cherry is a little sweet. Oxidation behind the sourness, but not excessive. Completely flat. It's well past its prime, but it has some redeeming qualities still.
Feb 28, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by wethorseblanket from California

Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by dmsohyea from California

Sep 22, 2014
Rated: 5 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Wowcoolman from California

Jul 07, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by VAbdoyan from California

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by vissai from California

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by brian4beer from Indiana

Nov 20, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by zestar from California

Nov 02, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by Mopps from Virginia

Oct 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by CityofBals from Illinois

Sep 12, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by bauermj from Illinois

Jul 14, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by jvillefan from California

May 08, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by drewone from California

May 07, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by joel66 from New York

Apr 22, 2013
Rated: 4 by BucketBoy from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by jammalamma from New Hampshire

Mar 08, 2013
Rated: 5 by TheDudeRules from Minnesota

Feb 27, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by jbuddle from New York

Feb 15, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by Azrael

Feb 08, 2013
Rated: 4 by GRG1313 from California

Jan 29, 2013
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Reviewed by jethrodium from California

4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle generously shared by ipa247. Big thanks to Jeff for opening up this rarity. Pours a cloudy amber with almost no head. The aroma is sweet raspberry, a bit of cherry, some funky mustiness, and a hint of honey. The taste is quite tart with some sweetness. Lots of raspberries, smarties, and some cherry. The finish is tart and acidic with more raspberries and a bit of astringency. Medium body. This was very sour, but very drinkable for how sour it was. Quite nice.
Jan 19, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Jan 16, 2013
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Reviewed by scottfrie from California

4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks for sharing, ipa247! Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a murky ruddy brown tea color with a short-lived head that disappeared into nothing.
S: Acidic raspberry all the way. I get hints of citrus and maybe some other fruits, but raspberries definitely dominate.
T: Extremely acidic with dominant flavors of raspberries just like the nose, including both fresh fruit and preserves. Lingering sourness in the finish, puckering aftertaste.
M: Acidic but not harsh, some acetone, medium body, smooth mouth for how acidic it is.
O: This rivals some of the great Belgian framboises. Perhaps my favorite Veritas I’ve had to date. Thanks for your generosity Jeff.
Jan 12, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by t0rin0 from California

Dec 12, 2012
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Reviewed by oline73 from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was lucky enough to try this at our Lost Abbey tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Raspberry jam along with some vinegary sourness. It reminds me a bit of framboos. Sweet and quite fruity.

Taste: There is a very strong vinegar note that hits you right off the bat. The sourness is rather sharp. Some raspberry tartness with a slight sweetness after you peel back a few layers. The finish is incredibly sour.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side of medium with foamy, tingly carbonation and a finish that is a bit slick.

Overall: The smell was just wonderful. I enjoyed the taste, but it was slightly abrasive. I would love to have this again given the chance.
Jul 13, 2012
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Reviewed by starrdogg from District of Columbia

4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Dyan for trading this one to me way back, even though he ended up at the tasting where we opened it.

Beer pours a hazy copper color with a thin white head. The smell here is incredible - raspberries just hit me in the face at first, but there's a little bit of that funk/sour hiding behind it with a little bit of vinegar as well. Flavor is bruisingly sour in a kinda awesome way. It's got a really nice raspberry flavor with some oak, but there's certainly a vinegar character creeping up here - if you have a bottle of this, drink it now! Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. This is one of the sourest beers I've ever had, but still manages to bring some other flavors to the table which keeps it drinkable. Maybe not quite up to the level of Veritas 004 or 005, but still an excellent beer.
Jul 01, 2012
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Reviewed by raveskdr from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This one is courtesy of my boy starrdogg. One of the first beers that we acquired for this tasting. Poured into my mini snifter. Getting intensely hot in DC this afternoon.

Bottle was a bit overcarbed, had our first gusher of the day.

A - Lightish brown beer that is a tad bit murky. Carbonation lasts and lasts, a few spots of carb floating in the beer and nice lacing on the outside of the glass.

S - A good amount of fruit with sharp lacto throughout the nose.

T - Very sharp grape up front. The tart hits a bit like a mack truck. It's definitely not bad, but the sourness is a bit too pronounced.

M - Very vibrant with the carbonation. That sour lasts and lasts.

O - Not my favorite. A few aspects just didn't click all that well with me. It's not a bad beer, per se. But when you're lining it up with the others we have had...
Jul 01, 2012
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.97/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

Gusher warning! Aside from the carbonation problems, this beer is simply phenomenal. Aromatic, tart, balanced, complex, and just delicious. In my humble opinion, this is the best of the current ten beers in the Veritas series.


Original review: March 20, 2011

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! Served side by side with Veritas 004.

This beer was quite a gusher, though thankfully we were prepared. Served in my Cantillon tulip, this beer appears a hazy, pretty, pink hue, akin to grapefruit juice. The head is thin and fizzy, dissipating to a thin, wispy layer after a few moments.

The aroma is just phenomenal. Raspberries, funk, oak, and sour - mouth watering deliciousness.

World class from the first sip. I am so very glad to have tried this. Lost Abbey churns out some truly amazing brews, and Veritas 006 is one of their masterpieces. A downright awesome sour ale, the flavor is exceptionally bold and wonderful, with incredibly tart raspberries dipped in funk sauce. Highly acetic and complex, the beer offers additional notes of vinous fruits and oak. Oh yeah.

The feel is extremely tart, and leaves you puckering and squinting after each sip.

Overall, a world class beer, and one of the best wild ales I have ever had.
Apr 22, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by madtowndmb1 from Wisconsin

Apr 17, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Feb 10, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by GradyS1 from California

Dec 23, 2011
Rated: 5 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 27, 2011
Rated: 4.5 by jophish17 from Georgia

Nov 20, 2011
Rated: 5 by jerz from California

Nov 16, 2011
Rated: 5 by cadaugherty from Illinois

Nov 16, 2011
Rated: 4.25 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Nov 15, 2011
Rated: 5 by Levitation from California

Nov 15, 2011
Rated: 4.75 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Nov 14, 2011
Rated: 4.5 by Sarlacc83 from Oregon

Nov 14, 2011
Veritas 006 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 82 ratings