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
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
Wants:
259
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Photo of dvmin98
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darehulk112
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PG2G
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.85/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of KevSal
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Maybe it was the surrounding bottles I tried this with, but I found this beer to be mediocre at best. Some nice sourness, and a bit of peaches. Middle of the road, and definitely not worth the price or trade value. Trade for AC Apricot instead... seriously

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Photo of jegross2
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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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Photo of OC_Beer_Fan
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of SaltySizzle
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, peach, nectarine, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and tart peach and apricot flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas making for a tasty and super easy to drink beer.

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Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Grant35
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
4.27 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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