Veritas 007 | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 02-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
71
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
Wants:
316
Gots:
27
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of tom10101
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of penniwisdom
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of fiver29
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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 POTABLE83
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of jbuddle
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of BucketBoy
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of jammalamma
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BeRanger
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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 jvillefan
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of readbaron
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of mrbubbler
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

BIG BIG thanks to beachrez for this.

pours a faint purple, almost rose colored. light red grape juice.

very tart, sour, puckering grape with ripe cheese. light oak.

light grape, starts off faint and grows. towards the finish it becomes very bright then blends with the dank dry oak. some light cheese and funk, but very sour and mouth puckering. a bit sweet tart like at times.

perfect carbonation IMO, dry oak finish that makes leaves your mouth just aching for water.

i detect a hint of isabelle but overall, very cantillon lamvinus like. very enjoyable!

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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 phingdong
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

And the hits just keep coming! Thank you a million times over to Pete for busting out this gem at an impromtu tasting on 8/10.

a - poured a murky orange with a thin bubbly head that was gone quick but was easily rebuilt with a swirl of my glass.

s - pretty sour. some fruitiness. good tart and some green grape.

t - puckeringly sour. outrageous flavor combo of sour with fruity green grapes on the finish.

m - smooth but sour. a bit pucker worthy.

o - overall, what can i say? 007 shortly after 004 and DDG!!! this beer is insanely amazing, but not quite the 004.

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

Bottle shared at Eagle Rock during RBSG 2012. Pale hazy gold color with a wispy white head. Reminds me very much of Temptation, but with a more harsh sourness, perhaps more acetic. Lemony with lactic and citric notes, mild grape sweetness, crabapple. Modest funkiness.

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