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Veritas 010 | 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:
Blended Sour Ale aged in French oak barrels with peaches.

Added by ptykozoon on 11-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
136
pDev:
7.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 31
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is quite funky with a lot of lemons, yeast and wheat. There is also a little bit of leather and some brett thrown in. The flavor is also very tart, with a ton of lemons and hint of peaches and other very light fruit. I also get some yeast, brett, barnyard funk and wheat thrown in. Medium mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation. A great beer that I am very happy to got to share with the DFW Crew.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

5th Annual Barrel Night
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

A bright, vibrant, and glowing orange with a bit of murky haziness running throughout. The head is a very thin off-white that leaves spots of lace down the glass.

The aroma is a combination of fresh peaches, stinging sourness, and a bit of sulfur and brick.

The flavor succeeds more aptly than the aroma. The sulfur notes have disappeared, and what's left is a well-balanced sour with tons of fresh peach flavor, and a bit of hay, grass, and earth.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

A delicious, well balanced, peach sour. Nearly perfect.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.82/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Steve for this one. Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a decanter and then into a Cantillon tulip

Pours a clear, pale yellow with no head but coarse white bubbles that float atop the brew. Decent legs with spotty lacing and moderate cling. Average.

Nose is peach tartness with a slight hint of yeastiness. Fruit flavors are very prominent but there's not much funkiness. Bready too. I appreciate the aroma here but it could use a little more zing.

Opens tart peaches. Very fruity, simple, and sweet. Like the aroma, there's not a lot going on here. Finish is tart with a filmy, slightly sour aftertaste. Flavors are conservative at best but well done overall.

Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and goes down with some bubbles and a slight filminess. Accented finish with a mellow, lingering aftertaste. Nice.

I'm not sure how this one would evolve with time. The flavors are very simple here and there's not a whole lot of potential for development. Drink this one fresh to appreciate the peaches that went into it.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.88/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Clear golden with a small white head. Smells of stone fruit, oak, and some sour apples. Tastes of stone fruit, but I wouldn't have confidently said peaches, hefty oak, caramel and lightly grainy flavors. Strong sourness, but not overpowering. Medium body with medium carbonation. Golden sour with a hint of stone fruit at this point, but it's still pretty tasty.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Wantbeer
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours white head with some light murkiness to it.

Aroma has some light peach sweetness and lemon acidic presence with a much heavier musty, barnyard note with peach flavor.

Body is crisp with a sharp carbonation bite and a solid dryness to the finish. Acidity of the brew really hits hard with this one.

Overall a very tasty beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

Reviewing Veritas 010, a blended sour ale aged in french oak barrels with peaches from The Lost Abbey out of San Marcos, California.

Score: 88

2011 vintage bottle served in a Lost Abbey teku and enjoyed on 07/27/14, alongside Yellow Bus and Fuzzy.


Appearance: Pours a murky peach/yellow-orange color with a thin fizz of head that totally settles. No lacing or retention. 3/5

Smell: Peach vinegar, white wine and oak. Has that traditional American wild ale nose underlying, with a hint of nail polish coming through as it warms up. 3.25/5

Taste: Nice tartness and mild vinegar character, with a balanced acidity that is not too intense. A little wine flavor on the finish. Tastes like Upland Peach, but milder and better balanced. Ample and lasting peach flavor, though it is not a "fresh peach" flavor. Much smoother than the nose led on 4.25/5


Mouthfeel: Light bodied, modest acidity. Good carbonation. A little underlying sweetness, good tartness and a dry finish. 4/5

Overall: Thankfully, this tasted better than it smelled. If you liked Upland Peach, then I imagine that you would likely enjoy this beer. Solid overall, but nowhere near the quality of Yellow Bus (or Fuzzy, for that matter). It is even less like Yellow Bus than Veritas 012 is unlike Cable Car Kriek in my opinion.

Cost: $40 for a 750 ml bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
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