Veritas 007 | The Lost Abbey

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Veritas 007Veritas 007

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 71
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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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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4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff and Daniel for helping me get this one.

Poured into Lost Abbey Stemware

Pours 1 finger of pink hued whitehead. Great retention leaving some fairly thick lace for a wild. Color is a clear peach hued ruby head. Very nice looking beer.

Aroma: The cab grapes are very apparent giving it a wine like nose. Has notes of strawberries and oak as well. Very funky. I would go with horseblanket on this one. Sour notes all around. Reminds me of the other LA sours. Sweet and funky.

Taste: A sweetness at first with the sour kicking in quickly. Lots of fruits here. Peaches, strawberries, cherries, and grapes all show. This is mouthpuckering sour. Lots of funk. Leather and horseblanket. Oak, spices, and lemon zest also show. It is acidic, but in a good way.

Mouthfeel: Very sour. Mouthpuckering goodness. A bit fizzy from the carbonation, but not bad. A lighter bodied beer. Ends a bit dry with slight notes of brett.

Overall, another great sour from Lost Abbey. These guys continue to dominate the american sour world. Great appearance, great nose, great flavor, great feel. It is pretty drinkable for how sour it is. Very happy to have had this one.

EDIT: As I got through my first glass, I tasted more and more grapefruit flavor.

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4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a really beautiful slightly off-pink color with some darker, orange-amber hues. Nice white head and a very good amount of lacing.

S: Loads of fruit with a good amount of tartness. Nice berry and red grape characteristics.

T: Much like the nose, but more intense with a great amount of acidity. Berries, grapes, and hints of plum.

M: Very dry with a good level of acidity. At points, perhaps not as acidic as it should be to stand up to the fruit.

D: Very, very good. One of the best sours that I have ever had. At least on this side of the Atlantic, no one does a fruit sour quite like Lost Abbey.

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.55/5  rDev +2%

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4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tasting glass. It poured an amber orange-ish color with a bit of a ruby tint to it. A thin white head formed a ring around the edge of the glass.

The aroma is tart, funky and sour with a moderate fruity sweetness coming through. I get some raspberry and grape to the fruitiness. A little sharp with some musty notes to it as well.

The taste is very sour and tart right off the bat. Some sour, fruity raspberries come out with a musty, funkiness in the finish. Very tart and sour overall, but the fruity, slightly sweet notes really give it something special.

The mouthfeel is thin with carbonation being high. Overall it was an excellent sour beer. Lots of tart, funky, sourness without being overly sharp and acidic. The fruity, raspberry flavors were enough to come through with some great flavors themselves, but also not overpower or add too much sweetness. This was definitely one of the highlights of the night, excellent beer overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour was decent. A light pink in color with a huge head of white that came up over the top to a height of around an inch before dropping back down to earth with little in the way of lacing. Aroma was wonderful though. Nice touches of raspberries, hints of light cherry and a touch of sour apples as well. Really quite nice, and very light and refreshing. Smooth and light flavor here as well. Not especially sour, but people need to realize a wild ale does not need to be sour. Anyway. Cherries and Raspberries dominate here, light touches of grape skin, apples and a smooth, and light sugary note to it as well. Light feel and nice prickly carbonation give it an almost champagne like feel, but the drinkability remains very high.

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4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 07/24/10 notes.

a - Pours a murky pinkish orange color with an inch of white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of tart, sour dark fruits, grapes, wine, and a little bit of funkiness.

t - Tastes of grapes, berries, and sour dark fruits. Some wine and funkiness to it. Very well balanced and enjoyable.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A very enjoyable sour from Lost Abbey. I really enjoyed the smell and taste and if you like sour dark fruits you'll probably love this one. Would like to try again, as well as the other Veritas beers.

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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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4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An appropriate review #700. Whales, baby, whales!

A: The pour is a cloudy pinkish color with almost no head.

S: A surprising amount of grapefruit--rind and fruit, which provides much of the tartness. The grapes certainly provide a musty and lightly funky aroma.

T: The sourness is primarily in form of grapefruit (which is odd given the beer has Cabernet Franc grapes added) and is really pungent and almost tongue buckling. There is a light bitterness that was unexpected but pleasant and a nice contrast to the sour and fruit flavors. The beer is not overly funky, but a nice dryness from the oak, fruit, and brett.

M: A fairly light beer on the tongue with a very prickly carbonation (which really enhances the acidity) and a dry finish.

D: A highly refreshing, though intense sour, beer. I was unprepared for the intense, though unexpected, grapefruit flavor but found it to be just wonderful.

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4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is yellow with pink highlights, and mildly hazy with a thin, fleeting head. The aroma offers grapes, assorted tart fruit, oak, funk. Another winner from The Lost Abbey. This beer is extremely flavorful and brings a powerful and aggressive tartness in the finish. Wow, this flight of Veritas (004-007) is pretty mind blowing. Highly recommended. I would love to have this again.

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4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to CaptinRedBeard for sharing this brew on 11/13/10.

Poured into a mini snifter, veritas appears a lightly hazed peachy color. A cap of white head appears composed of fairly large bubbles that recede to a ring of bubbles around the inside of the glass. A light swirl revives the cap.

The aroma of this brew smells of funky goodness with notes of cheese and some earthy tones. A light fruitiness almost reminescent of strawberry is evident before the aroma of Brett takes over with a solid nose of wet leather. Once warm, this brew picks up indications of the woodsy oak aging.

The taste is funky with an acidic sourness. This is a bone dry offering. Big salivation factor here, it seemingly removes the moisture right from your tongue and makes you pucker. A light cheesy flavor that moves to more of a brett'd quality. After taste of fruit skins, lightly bitter with a funky and earthy quality, it's oaky and tannic.

Light in the feel with a bold amount of carbonation that really pops in the mouth. Bone dry finish with a bit of piercing oaked flavor. Despite the aggressive flavors of this brew it was a delight to drink and excessively drinkable. I never could have guessed this was 8% abv.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Sean for opening this up during our impromptu New Beer Friday. Served in a Sam Adams taster pint glass. This was a slow gusher, so don't leave it unattended.

A - Looks like grapefruit juice, with a slightly hazy pinkish-red body, topped by a finger of eggshell foam. Retention is quite good, with the head eventually settling to a thin cap. There are some tiny splotches of lacework left behind. Subsequent pours are milkier, with more sediment and dregs.

S - The initial nose is full of grape skins and vinous notes, but as it warms more of the funky Isabelle comes out to play. Plenty of barnyard, diaper, horse blanket, mingling with lemons and light acetic acid. There are some barrel notes, with some char and plastic flavors that are slightly off-putting.

T - Wow, this is sour! Lots of tart under ripe fruits - raspberry, grape, apple, grapefruit, and lemon. Bracingly tart and sour, with plenty of lactic and pediococcus character, and without a ton of sweetness. I actually like the flavor better than the nose, as it does away with the overly harsh barrel notes.

M - Super dry and tannic finish, light refreshing body, spritzy carbonation. Pretty satisfying and appropriate for style. The Lost Abbey sour beers seem to suffer none of the carbonation problems afflicting their other brews.

D - Even with the extreme sour and dry character this is super easy-to-drink and refreshing. Sharing it four ways meant only getting 6oz of this fine beverage - hopefully I get another crack at it.

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