Veritas 010 | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
98.5%
Liked This Beer
4.41 w/ 136 ratings
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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
Liked:
134
Avg:
4.41/5
pDev:
7.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
259
Gots:
25
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 31
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of oline73
3.89/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had this several times at Night of the Barrels.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow color with a layer of white head and good retention.

Smell: Fruity and tart, but there is a weird funky smell mixing with the fruit and it doesn't work perfectly for me. I'm also picking up some sweetness from the malt.

Taste: This is an extremely tart beer, reminds me of lemons. I'm picking up a bunch of fruit as well, but I don't know that I would have told you it was clearly peaches.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light, fluffy carbonation and a very dry finish. Perfect.

Overall: This is a really nice sour beer, I loved that intense tartness. I would have enjoyed it if the peaches came out a bit more. Still really good.

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4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cork comes out with a loud pop, and the beer pours a pale translucent gold with slight cloudiness. The head is voluminous and lasting. There's a whiff of sulfur initially, but that dissipates after a moment, and the fruit begins to shine. This has a vibrant, juicy peach aroma with some earthy fruit skin notes, mild citrus acidity and a hint of funk. Peaches steal the show here, reminding me of Yellow Bus several years ago, though certainly less acidic. The palate, like the nose, has a big peach flavor that feels very multi-faced, with flesh, skin and tannins. The barrel has little influence here, and the acidity is pretty restrained at this point, though I suspect it will grow in time at the expense of some of the fruit character. The finish lingers really nicely, mildly tannic and fruity, thankfully not watery. This beer exceeded my expectations quite a bit given the initial impressions I read; perhaps a few months in the bottle has done it some good.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at EBF keg.

Very light fizzy head hazy pale orange yellow color.

Nose sour malts, light fruit, light acidity, lacto funk, a bit of soured fruit juice like apricot or peach.

Taste dry bready malts, sour, quite sour, almost lemony, dry funk, light acidity, sour fruit again with the apricot or peach, hints of wood esters and rounding oak. Dry bready funky finish, the peaches get a bit more dominant as it moves towards the finish, acidity washes away but gets a bit stronger before it does.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, quite a bit of acidity.

Very nice!

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012 as part of a full Veritas set, 001-010. Served in a Lost Abbey Teku.

Big thanks to craytonic for bringing this one.

Pours a slightly-cloudy peach color with a small white head that diminishes quickly before falling to a thin collar.

The nose has a light-medium amount of horsiness (can that be a word, please?) underneath a good dose of peaches and moderate acidity.

The flavor hits the peaches quite a bit harder and has a really nice fruit component to match up with the mild earthiness behind the fruit. Light pit character along with medium acidity. Long finish with the acidity getting a bit more intense.

Body is light with average carbonation and a quite-dry finish.

Really a nice brew that is doing well at this young age, though it could probably use a bit more time to develop before the fruit starts to fade too much.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Aussy13 on his grand graduation party - congratulations, and thanks again.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow with a 1/4-inch white head which fades to the rim leaving little lace behind.

N: Lemony peach with an oaky funkyness.

T: Bright tart and funky, barnyard-dried peaches provides a nearly perfect pucker.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Lively freshness and tart.

O: Just Wow! The peaches integrate and support the funk. Call it son-of-yellow-bus, or whatever. This is a must have.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/03/12 notes, had on tap several times at NOTB up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a yellow-orange color with an inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour grapes, vinegar, musty earthy notes, light oak, fruity malts, and light wine. Not bad at all, but a bit musty. Not really getting peach.

t - Tastes of sour grapes, white wine, peaches, oak, brett, vinegar, sour fruits, earthy notes. Much better then the nose, and the peach comes through nicely.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink sour.

o - Overall a good sour, but I thought this was their fourth best beer of the weekend (behind BBA Serpent Stout, Box Set 1, and Ad Lib). Nose is decent but a bit earthy and musty, and the taste is very nice. I liked this better than the last 2 in the Veritas series, but nowhere near 04, 06, or 07. Look forward to revisiting it with some time on it.

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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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4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle at Lost Abbey because they ran out of the beer on draft.

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: Initially a sulfur aroma which seems to be an issue with some of the lighter Lost Abbey sours shortly after bottling. After that subsides, however, a nice fruit aroma of peach that is lightly sweet but also somewhat sour. Fairly lemony, too. A bit of oak and musty funk are also present.

T: The flavor is highly tart with lots of lemon notes. The peaches are strong and there is a subtle sweetness to them. As with the aroma, some musty funk and damp wood notes.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Overall a nice beer. The peach character is quite good.

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4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whoever brought this one to the Hill Farmstead CW pre share.

A - Pours a hazy golden peach color with a nice one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving small trails of lace on the glass.

S - Smells of fresh peaches, mild funk, woody oak, lactic sourness, some basement must and a bit of sweet pale malt. Lots of funky peaches, love it.

T - Starts off with fresh picked ripe peaches slowly giving way to oak tannins, basement must, light funk, greek yogurt, white wine and a bit of sweetness from the malt. Finish is quite dry, lingering long after the finish. Lots of flavor, just with the peaches came through a bit more.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, tart feel with a nice dry ending. Quite easy drinking all things considered.

O - This was an awesome peach sour. It was going up against a bunch of other Peach and Stone Fruit sours and really held its own, it was in my top three. I would love to have this again in the future.

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

Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. Shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt.

The beer is yellow and fairly hazy with a thin white head that fades within a few minutes. The aroma brings peaches, oak, wild yeast, funk. Nice flavor, with peaches leading the way. It's really not fair to this beer that we shared a Yellow Bus earlier in the evening, which was sublime. Light in body, but not watery. Easy to drink and very enjoyable. I would certainly have this again. I'm glad to see the Veritas series back on track, as 008 and 009 were not up to the usually high standard.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 98.5% out of 100 with 136 ratings
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