Veritas 007 | The Lost Abbey

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Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Pete27lax
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -20.6%
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 DovaliHops
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy yellow/amber color with a light pinkish hue to it. Nice white head that diminishes quite quickly. Carbonation has held up nicely with this beer. Scent is immediately lactic aroma with some citrus and vinegar. Some nice red wine aromas with red grapes and some oak. Good amount of funk. Taste is amazing. This is my second Veritas…the first I had was 009. That beer is significantly different than this 007, but they each are amazing in their own way. Amazing grapefruit-orange/citrus tartness with some sour grape and raspberry flavors. It has characteristics of a much more red/pink colored wild ale…yet those same flavors flow through this blonde-pink ale. Mouthfeel is acidic and medium bodied. Perfectly carbonated IMO. Overall, I can’t compare to 009 considering it is a WAY different beer. This one was amazing though. Absolutely loved it!

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Photo of starrdogg
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Enish266
4.33/5  rDev -4%
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 dsgolovin
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jethrodium
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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Beer rating: 97.4% out of 100 with 154 ratings
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