Veritas 007 | The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by largadeer on 02-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle opened up at the DC Lost Abbey tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy ruby red color with a ring of off white head.

Smell: This beer smells very tart and funky with some fruity notes showing up in the background. Rather mild.

Taste: The flavor is much stronger than the smell was. Vinegar sourness with some funk. Grape flavor compliments the sour notes rather well. Not as fruity as the 005. The sour finish borderlines on harsh.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light and foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I liked the 005 better, but this was still a solid brew. If it was a bit less abrasive, it would be nicer.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.72/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Devin!

A hazy pink with a dense, white head that rises briefly before falling off to a ring, this looks pretty good. The nose is quite excellent. The grapes are quite noticeable with a ripe, fruity, berry-like bouquet. Quite integrated with the sourness too, there's a blend of oak, lemon rinds, a little acetic and a moderate lactic sourness. The palate opens super sharp and sour, so intense that I can't take too big a sip. Fruity, dry, moderately grape-like, this is doesn't have the vinous quality a beer like Vigneronne has (especially in its youth). Moderately and with plenty of lemon rind bitterness and sourness on the finish, this is a little too aggressive for my liking. Unbalanced in that the the sourness doesn't tie things together, it is merely an end in itself. It is also over-carbonated, and doesn't seem to be particularly well-structured or conditioned. Still, decent and enjoyable.

**Edit 01 July 2012**
Thanks, Matt. This blend has grown to be increasingly nasty every time I've had this, and the trend continues. Tastes sour with a moderate grape character, poor structure and flavors. Disappointing.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.89/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.97/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing Brian! Snifter.

A: Light apricot color with a fair amount of fine sediment fill my glass beneath a short lived white head.
S: Very fruity nose, golden fruits, stone fruits, vinous, slight vinegar and biting acid.
T: Clean acid, citrus, strong stone fruits are strong along with white wine and vinous grapes.
M: Very frothy carb that bubbles up in my mouth. Light body, acidic but relatively smooth mouthfeel.
O: A very solid sour, fruity, and easy to drink. A little chunky, but that’s ok. Careful, this one is definitely carbonated.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to SpeedwayJim for bringing this to a tasting on 5/29/10. Poured approx. 4oz. from a 750ml bottle into a small snifter.

Feritas 007 (see SpeedwayJim's review below for explanation):

A: Fire truck red, effervescent.

S: Wet hay. I can almost smell the acidity in this beer too.

T: Sour cherries, crisp lemon, and mulled raspberries make for a palate pleaser.

M: Dry and puckering.

D: A "sharp" beer that one must sip to enjoy.

Veritas 007:

A: Ruby red with sediment present and lots of carbonation.

S: It's a peach of an afternoon.

T: Grapefruits and raspberries blend together for an acetic feel.

M: Acidic and almost pulpy due to the sediment in the bottle. I preferred the Feritas 007 because of this.

D: A "sharp" beer that one must sip to enjoy. I can't wait to see how this beer develops over time.

Overall, a unique experience to have the unblended version versus the blended version side-by-side. Huge thanks to Ineedabeerhere for coming up with the Feritas!

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Photo of craytonic
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nicely carbonated (they always do a great job on the veritas series, as opposed to their regular offerings), pour is a bloody pink with prickly carbonation, pink-purple dinosaur head of about 1/3 of an inch.

Aroma: Vinous with tart cherries and funk, backed by an incredibly sour backbone. Of Veritas 001-007, this may be the most sour. I have no idea why they used cab franc grapes, they are in the russian river valley, south of Sonoma and west of Napa. I was just there and this is a great time to be buying grapes, not sure why they didn't choose something a bit more... worthy.

Taste: Incredibly sour and tart, lemon vinegar with less-than-stellar red wine, tart cherries, and funk; this is good but could have been better.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, a bit thin.

Drinkability: Going down well so far, but it the sourness could halt mere mortals I suppose. Taste really sticks with you, I could taste this all day the next day and had a horrible case of beer morning breath the next morning (possibly the worst ever, after lambicus dexterius).

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Photo of popery
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Broken out at our epic LA tasting on 5/7/11 (can't remember who brought this one). Served in a Sinners tulip. Pours a lovely pinkish-orange - no head, just a thin tight band around the shoulders. Nose starts off mild - slightly acidic, a little musty and expresses a trace of horse blanket. As the brew warms, it takes on a slightly medicinal quality and there's a hint of manure and a slightly plasticy character. Taste is salty, tart, and citrusy - it's really hard to tease out all the flavors, but it's pleasantly sour with a trace of cork that comes out towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively effervescing carbonation that stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheeks (I can't stop from salivating). There's a residual dryness that lingers at the back of the throat in between quaffs. All and all, a very complex and tasty sour somewhat reminiscent of something from Cantillon. A pretty top notch American Wild I have to say.

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL corked and caged bottle (duh), courtesy of Bankhead - thanks! - at the Charlottesville Throwdown #3. Split several ways and poured in to a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a peachy salmon, hazy at the center, and with a good contingent of lil' yeasty fellas chillin' as well as occasional rapidly-rising bubble that clings to the side for as long as it can before - zoom! - shooting up the rim of the tulip. An amazing amount of lacing manages to cling to the sides of this glass - sticky, streaky, like galactic arms streaming along the sides of the glass, arching and dancing above a surface full of fuzzy, nearly snow white surface lacing and a dense but foamy collar.

Aroma: Tons of cabernet franc grapes, which contribute an absolute slew of great fruity notes, mainly heavier - peach, light stone fruit, and hints of lighter, estery tropical fruit. The funk comes across as overwhelmingly parmesan reggiano to me - sort of a bright, crisp, hay-like funk kiss, with a slight amount of nuttiness. Nice.

Taste: Wow. Beautiful, but intense. Tons of acidity absolutely coats the tongue, but can't hide a slew of tannic notes, grape skin, celery seed, peaches, and dark tropical fruits. A nice underlying base beer - slight amounts of roast, but mostly crisp and golden honey malts, complimenting all that acidity and far less funky nuttiness than was in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Moderately well-carbonated, and pretty even, though with a hint of unevenness at points. The unevenness increases as this one sits, unfortunately, which results in the acidity sort of hitting me at an odd angle, if that makes sense. Not bad, though, but process always is Lost Abbey's difficulty, isn't it?

Drinkability: A great beer, very original, very intense, very west coast, and very enjoyable - if you like fruity acid bombs, this sour's for you. The grape addition adds a lot to this one, but the base beer and ancillary yeast notes are great too. At 7% or so (according to the other site), this one's fairly drinkable too, and was a good introduction to the Veritas series for me. Many thanks to Bankhead!

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Photo of nickd717
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Toronado Lost Abbey night. largadeer beat me to adding this one on BA and iowaherkeye beat me on RB. Damn. That is a real bummer.

Amazing mostly clear deep fire engine red color with minimal head.

Aroma is sour cherries, funk, red wine, and maybe some slight acetone/nail polish.

Flavor is really damn sour, but great. Tart cherries, funk, red wine, and acid - the corrosive kind, not the hallucinogenic kind. If only...

Really acidic on the palate with medium body and average carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good. Great beer overall, hell of a deal at $5 for a large pour.

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Photo of jethrodium
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at City Beer Store. Pours a pinkish amber with no head, just a couple of bubbles at the edge of the glass. The aroma has a lot of funky brett, with some lemon, raspberry, grape skin, some lactic, cherry, and a bit of oak. The taste is quite tart with lemon, raspberry, a lot of funky brett, and some grape skin. The finish is dry, oaky, and funky with a decent amount of astringency. Light body with low carbonation. It could have used more carbonation, but it was still quite a great beer.

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Photo of Overlord
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to hophead84!

Apricot pink. Half an inch of white sudsy foam. Insane chunks/white sediment. Laces the glass.

Surprisingly muted aroma, though a whiff from a large saucer-ish chalice did produce more odors. Some sour vinous and/or unripe apple with oak.

Taste is more robust. Huge surprisingly blast of vinous grape skins mixed with forlorn sadness, oak, unripe lemon and apple, funk, and a BIG Isabelle Proximus style lemon sandblast finish. This is far heavier on the sour lemon/grapeskins than I expected. Thought it would be more fruit forward, but it's really quite the sour bomb.

Nicely carbonated with a well suited mouthfeel. Thanks again!

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Photo of starrdogg
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you to me for contributing this to the Lost Abbey tasting.

Pours a hazy golden/blond color with a thin white head. The aroma here is very subtle, it's nice - a great sour smell with some red wine grapes, but I wish there was more going on. Flavor is quite nice here, it's very sour with a little bit of red wine grape flavor, but the oak plays a prominent role as well. Generally it's a great blond sour, but there's not as much going on here as I had hoped. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with nice carbonation and a prickly sour feel. Overall, considering expectations vs. pay-off, this might be the most disappointing of the entire Lost Abbey tasting. It's a good sour, but this one didn't have any real standout characteristics here.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit of a story with this one. First, never open a corked and caged bottle while looking down on it. Veritas 007 almost took out my right eye. Second, Ineedabeerhere (Joe) brought a different version of this beer to our tasting. For confidentiality sake, I won't say how he got it but suffice to say, it was very different and I'll be mentioning it in this review at points. Lets call it Feritas007 for those purposes. (The different between the two, BTW, is that Feritas 007 is UNBLENDED. It comes from only 1 barrel). So... Thanks to zestar for the great trade!Shared by me and Joe. Opened at a tasting 5/29/10. 4oz. pour from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a .5 finger whitish-pink head with surprisingly good retention. Beer is a cloudy grapefruit. Lacing is patchy, stringy, white, and with great retention. Feritas 007 looks the same but brew is a deeper, more lively red. Same great head and lacing. Also a 5.0

S: Funk, wood, sweet and sour grapes, Syrup, big and abrasive acetic acid, and small hints of citrus. Feritas 007 is sweeter with much more noticeable grape and red fruit flavors. Acidity is not as apparent. Would be a 4.5

T: Sour acetic acid is so strong it threatens to blow my socks off (along with my eye). Tartness comes through just as the acidity subsides. Grapefruit and big citrus notes. Gets more and more sour as it sits in my mouth. Spicy right before the finish with an aftertaste of tartness that leaves me salivating. Feritas 007 is much less acidic, more balance, with the same complexity and a bit more sweetness. A 5.

M: Light to medium bodied, again, great carbonation that leads to a very lively mouth. Dry at the finish with a slightly messy aftertaste. Little difference in the versions here.

D: Off the bat, let me say that Feritas 007 is the better of the two. However, that's not to take away from the masterpiece that is this beer. Only going to get better with time as it mellows out, this one definitely needs and deserves a revisit down the road. I can't wait!

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Photo of Sean9689
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another bottle opened by me with Alex (Masterski), a friend from StL, and Kan (pantanap on RB). Split into tasting glasses. Popped open with a small amount of gush to it and once initially poured, the bubbles really came out in force. Be careful here.

A - Pours purple/red/pink, off-white fizzy champagne-esk bubbles, and some good lacing along the sides of the glass. The head eventually settles down to a thin cap on top with a few bubbles along the side of the glass here and there. Blabaer-looking, but purple and pink instead of blue.

S - Sour grapes, funky barnyard, lactic acetic, grapefruit. I really liked where this was heading, but thought some more time in the bottle would do it some good.

T - Sour, tart, lemons, funk, grapes, barrel. Really funky and tart, wow! This one doesn't play much here...hints of an Isabelle-like funk.

M - Light, dry, crisp, champagne-esk.

D - I finished my sample easily and probably could have consumed the entire bottle myself if I wasn't splitting this one four ways. I really enjoyed it and glad I have more!

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Photo of glid02
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Monk's Cafe, brought up from the cellar by Tom.

Pours a slightly hazy pinkish-ruby red color with a 1.5-finger whitish-pink head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of tart berries with moderate amounts of funk and lighter amounts of oak.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Very tart berry flavors kick things off and are joined by hints of lactic sourness. Midway through the sip the berry flavors fade a bit, tempered by tannins from the oak. Right before a crisp and very tart ending solid amounts of funk come into play.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall I was expecting more from this beer. It looks great and tastes just as good but it's lacking some refinement. There's a lot of complexity but the layers seem to overlap rather than fit into their own spaces. Still, if it weren't for my high expectations I would be very pleased with this beer and it's still worth a shot.

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Photo of JAXSON
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a slightly hazy salmon pink with a white head that randomly explodes up then violently shoots down. Nose is signature Lost Abbey Funk and tight brett, acidic citrus fruits, perhaps light raspberry, lightly vinous. Flavor profile is nice, and while acidic, it's not so distracting as it is with a lot of other Lost Abbey sours. Burning going down the throat though. Some tight, sweaty brett, lemon and orange pulp, sour. Brings some of the sangria quality of the v006. Somewhat vinous but not overly so, which is nice. This is quality stuff.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at NotF poured into a sampling glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours red with almost no head, light white lacing. Nose is sweet and tart and funky.

Taste is really tart and sharp, super crisp and funky. It's got a light mouthfeel with a really fine bite at the end, really tasty and easy drinking, one of the highlights of the event.

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Photo of monsterzero
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into my Hill Farmstead glass. Shared this one with a couple of BA's after the Hill Farmstead 1st Anniversary Party.

A: Orange, pink, purple, brownish-amber color with little to no head.

S: Citrusy.. grapes, lemon, grapefruit and raspberry. Lots of funk and acidic sourness.

T: Intense sour flavor. Lot's of the citrusy flavors as described in the aroma. Also taste some mild earthiness and oak.

M: Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Very sour.. very comparable to a Warhead.

O: Fantastic beer.. will be saving my last bottle for a very special occasion.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is a slow gusher that is easy to keep on top of. A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three finger thick, largish bubbled, pale, off-white colored head. As the head slowly subsides it leaves some layered lacing patterns on the sides of my glass. The beer is a murky amber hue (with some chunks apparent) that shows a very chunky, pink / pale-amber color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of very tart berries and spicy / woody oak from afar. A closer inspection has me noticing notes of blackberries, perhaps a touch of tart cherry, a solid lactic sourness and some fruity acidity too, all of these up front. Towards the finish of the nose there is a solid oak structure that contributes aromas of dusty wood shavings, a touch of vanillin, some Bourbon-like oak spiciness, as well as a mellow oak character. Funky aromatics of musty clay, a hint of musky animal B.O., a hint of underlying overly ripe farmhouse cheese, moldy mushroom aromatics and even a hint of urea. After a particular intense round with the nose signature Brettanomyces notes really start to come out; full on butyric acid musk / goat character, phenolic soaked cotton-balls and sweat-dried cured leather notes add a complexity, though underlying and dank quality to this beer's aroma.

A very prickly carbonation couples with a bracing sourness that is mostly huge-lactic, but also has a sharp, acetic edge to it; the combination of the carbonation and the sourness make my mouth pucker up quite well during my first sip. My seconds sip isn't quite so mouth puckering, but the ample oak-influence also tends to accentuate this with an astringent, tannic, raw woodiness that isn't too over-the-top. The oak definitely plays a secondary role to the acidity here, but it is easily the second most noticeable flavor. By contrast the grapes and base beer play a much, much more subdued role than either of these two flavors. After some time the sourness couples with other notes to bring out some flavors of raspberries, some Chardonnay like grape character (the oak seems to bring this out a bit). Spicy, peppery, woody oak notes add some bite to the finish that serves the hop role of a more traditional beer. With the generic 8%abv label that the Veritas beers get stuck with it is hard to know how strong this beer actually is, while it is a sipping beer, it drinks like a light enough strong-sour, sort of a big brother to a Lambic.

My second pour of this beer sees me noticing an almost Kool-Aid-like fruitiness that has overtones of tropical fruit and a big strawberry component; strangely this is only noticeable if I smell this non-directly, as a direct snort of the nose sees me mostly noticing oak and sourness. The flavor actually picks up more fruitiness too; actually if I lick my lips after taking a sip I can even taste the strawberry flavors directly; but there is definitely more of a bright, berry fruit character (with fruit-punch or perhaps even tropical fruit overtones to it) noticeable in my second pour. The sourness and oak seems to become more balanced as well (though this might be attributable to palate fatigue, but I don't think this is entirely the case).

There is a definite sour edge to this beer that is more than Lactic acid in character, but I am not sure it is acetic acid; if it is acetic acid it is an extremely soft touch, one that works quite well here (though it might just be malic or other acid character from the grapes). I can't believe how dirty this beer looks, even leaving the beer in the bottle for 30 seconds after pouring it was enough to stir up lots of floaties and chunks into my first pour; luckily this does not seem to have affected the flavor or aroma much. The up front berry character isn't nearly as noticeable in the flavor as it is in the aroma, which is a bit of let down. In general the aroma is more complex and interesting than the flavor, but if you like sour beers this will definitely please you no matter what. It is definitely worth waiting to let this beer warm up significantly as a more expressive fruit character become noticeable, more importantly the balance and finesse of this beer improves impressively and it goes from being merely enjoyable to fantastic.

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Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Edit: This was very good from the bottle, superior to the draft version in all regards.

Draft at Toronado for Lost Abbey and Port Brewing night. Served in a 13 oz tulip, 007 is a bright pinkish-purple topped by a half-inch of white froth with a slightly pink tint. The aroma is vinous and fruity, backed by sharp lactic sourness and a hint of sweaty funk that comes out more as it warms up. The base beer is allegedly Isabelle Proximus, but the addition of cabernet franc grapes has covered up much of that beer's unique funkiness. Puckering sourness and tart grapes are first to hit the palate, with flavors of dry red wine trailing behind. Not a ton of complexity here, the fruit is dominant and the lactic sourness a little overwhelming. The finish is tart and lemony, not as dry or tannic as I'd like. A little more tannin from the barrel would have helped balance the sourness and fruit, but it's very good as-is.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fairly clear yellow with a nice white head. Smells very funky and tart. Tastes very sour and tart. Lots of lemony goodness on the tongue. The sourness is mostly funky and earthy. Sits light and tasty on the tongue. Overall very enjoyable. Thanks to whomever shard this :)

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Photo of jrallen34
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HUGE thanks to Sean for surprising me and bringing this over...Pours a tangerine pink with a lot of white carbonation, most interesting color I've seen for a sour...The aroma is sour candy start to finish, its not super complex but really nice tartness from start to finish...The taste is also sour from start to finish but super easy to drink. Gives you exactly what you from a sour, almost a sessionable sour.

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Photo of Enish266
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at City Beer Store. $7 for a 7 oz pour served in a flute.

A - ruby red grapefruit with a slight haziness.

S - minimal funkiness with a burst of sharp citrus.

T - can't really ask more out of an American Wild Ale. First your taste buds are hit with a tinge of vinegar followed by sour orange-grapefruit blast. There are some raspberry flavors that finish up the sip quite nicely.

M - medium carbonation that coats the tongue but doesn't linger. Finishes mouth-puckeringly and lingers just enough for you to want more.

O - glad to get to try this and wish I had a bottle or two of this gem.

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Photo of waltonc
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got to try this at the CO sour tasting last weekend. Pours copper/pink with big white head. Smells extremely acidic, with notes of various fruits blended together. Taste is extremely sour, with tart fruit - lemon, apple, grapes dominating. Some funk in here, but it's restrained. This actually reminds me a bit of Veritas 006. Body is medium with prickling high carbonation. Another great entry in the Veritas series.

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Veritas 007 from The Lost Abbey
4.46 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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