Veritas 007
The Lost Abbey

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From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
8%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 7.54%
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
83
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 02, 2016
Added:
Feb 08, 2010
Wants:
  315
Gots:
  27
SCORE
99
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Rated: 4.18 by xdtfx from Illinois

Dec 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by SocalKicks from California

Jun 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.93 by RamboII from California

Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by T_Hass from Georgia

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.55 by wethorseblanket from California

Nov 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by OC_Beer_Fan from California

Oct 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Oct 01, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by GrapesofWrath from Georgia

Sep 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by inspektor from North Carolina

Sep 13, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by brother_kenneth from Virginia

Sep 07, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by fito1212 from California

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by drewone from California

Jun 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Rado from California

Jun 15, 2014
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Reviewed by jegross2 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Reviewing the infamous Veritas 007 from The Lost Abbey out of San Marcos, California.

Score: 95

2010 vintage bottle served in a stemmed Cantillon flute and enjoyed on 04/26/14. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, vibrant orange color with a finger of fizzy white head that settles to a thin layer. 4.75/5

Smell: Fruit, grape, vinegar and lemon. Light must and funk. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes just like it smells. Musty, tart grape, a little lemon and a light vinegar character without any big acidic bite. A little grapefruit too and a kiss of oak. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, light bodied -- both appropriate for the style and flavor profile. Has a nice dryness and acidity that help accentuate the tartness, though this beer is not as puckering as an Upland sour. 4.5/5

Overall: Was expecting more funk, but this beer pleasantly under-delivered on the funk character. This was one of my favorite beers from the Veritas series that I have had the opportunity to sample.

Cost: $250 for a 750 ml bottle (secondary market price).
May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by tsauce2 from Indiana

May 04, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by enelson from Illinois

Apr 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by nkeckhar from New York

Apr 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Dec 15, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by phishphorce from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by zestar from California

Nov 02, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by BAsbill from California

Oct 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by frankthetank86 from New York

Oct 05, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by CityofBals from Illinois

Sep 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by GonzoHomebrewer from Massachusetts

Aug 12, 2013
 
Rated: 5 by mikennat from Missouri

Aug 07, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Aug 05, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by penniwisdom from California

Jul 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by fiver29 from Ohio

Jun 25, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by leschkie from California

Jun 22, 2013
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.89/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep hazy orange with no head. A few bubbles and a thin collar. Not a lot else going on.

Smell - Citrus acidity and some grape/white wine like fruits. Oak.

Taste - Quite sour. Light fruits surround the sourness. Some malts. A bit of acetic acid and oak in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Oaky and dry. Low carbonation.

Overall - This has probably lost a lot of complexity over the years. Pretty good right now though.
Jun 10, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by POTABLE83 from New York

May 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by joel66 from New York

Apr 25, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by jbuddle from New York

Apr 25, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by BucketBoy from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by acurtis from New Jersey

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

Mar 08, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by BeRanger from Michigan

Feb 06, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Jan 29, 2013
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Reviewed by popery from California

4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lots of wood, fruit and soured malt flavors. I guess I was expecting some kind of religious experience from my first taste (might have tried one other awhile back) of a Veritas, and it didn’t quite live up to that. Still, it was a very nice sour. The sour was pronounced and went well with the malt notes. Blackberries, oak, citrus rind, wine, restrained funk. I might appreciate this one more with a larger taste. Finishes with a pucker. Quite dry and probably getting drier. Pours a hazy, fading red. Little to no head, and what was there dissipated quickly. Very good stuff.
Jan 28, 2013
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Reviewed by jvillefan from California

4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: That hazy deep yellow/orange that is from unfiltered beer with caramel malts.

S: You can tell that the beer your about to drink is going to beer sour. Estery and sulfurous.

T: Tart and sour is 90% of the taste of this beer. One of the best sours I've had. There is very subtle caramel flavor n the background.

M: A little viscous. Very carbonated which is excellent. The sharp bitterness from the carbonation goes really well with the sour.

O: Top 3 sours I've ever had. Give anything to trade for this beer.
Jan 27, 2013
Veritas 007 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 154 ratings