Veritas 010
The Lost Abbey

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
8%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 7.94%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
136
From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
96
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Notes: Blended Sour Ale aged in French oak barrels with peaches.
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 136
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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Photo of Alieniloquium
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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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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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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Photo of jegross2
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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Photo of KevSal
3/5  rDev -32%

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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Veritas 010 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 136 ratings