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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A blend of Angelís Share, Amazing Grace, and Cuvee de Tomme


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
003 Pours a murky brown color. Fizzy head is poured. The smell is pretty damn amazing. So much going on but everything really comes together to make a world class Wild Ale. Aroma consists of Sour Cherries, Funk, Oak, Brown Sugar, and some Citrus. Itís not a most sour Wild Ale Iíve had but sourness and tartness stings the nostrils a bit. Overall though this a great aroma. The taste doesnít disappoint at all and in the end I really couldnít decide what I liked more. 004 or 003. Taste is on par with the aroma when it comes to the tartness. Not over the top but there and lovely. The experience rounds out with Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Sour Cherries, Leather, and the lovely taste of the barrel. So sad when this bottle was gone but I was enjoying every sip I took. I think it took a few hours for me to finish this bottle. Mouthfeel is very nice on this one. Full and thick. Goes down easy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
In short: A heavy, rich, fruity, complex, acidic and moderately sour dark ale. Excellent
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed almost 2.5 years after first bottle rating. Bottle sent to me by sarro, thanks a lot Kyle
The look: Cloudy copper body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: The enticing nose has plenty of oak, all sorts of red tart fruits, caramel. Taste has oak, caramel, raisins and all kinds of fresh juicy refreshing fruits (berries, cherries, kiwis, more...), barnyard notes, mouth drying tannins, light notes of bourbon, light notes of vinegar. Sourness level is medium. The mouth drying tannins a relatively under control but the acetic acid level is unfortunately a bit too high, so the beer is definitely a sipper. Drinking a full bottle was a pleasure but it took me over one hour to do so (and Iím a thirsty man). What helps the beer is its size, the big heavy sweet malt backbone provides a good opposition to the acetic acid. Overall this beer was harmonious and complex. You know that feeling that normal people get when a close relative dies? Well, I just had that feeling when I finished drinking my only bottle of Veritas 003.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Rating #3400! Bottle shared by jtclockwork. Jan/Feb of 2011, I believe. Not quite clear shining ruby red color with a small off-white head. Funky aroma with a hint of cheese, sour, bourbon, and more. Big sour flavor with dark cherries, wood, more sour, bitter wood and bourbon, and general awesomeness. This stuff is amazing!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Blake - thanks! Pours a clear rust red with a lively tan head and steady carbonation. Aroma is clean sweet tart and light sour with a wine-like grape/cherry tinge. Maybe even some faint bourbon. Taste is tart cherry with darker balsamic and lingering red wine and light funk. Taste seems to change a bit with each sip. Exceptionally unique and amazing beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Thanks to cquiroga for giving me this bottle so many years ago. Very dense and lasting, sizable head over a clear ruby-mahogany beer. Very lively carbonation visible in the glass. Rich, delicious aroma: funky, spritzy, sour, woodsy, with apple, peaches, warm cherry skins. Wow: I donít remember a beer with this many distinct stages since the first time I had Celebrator. Initially its the spritzy carb and wild, juicy acidity with a hint of wood. It then settles on some wonderful fruit: cherry, cherry skins, some sour grapes, with little surges of acid under the sides of the tongue. Thereís also a rootsiness to it, a kind of bitterish, beet-like note, or like rhubarb. Then, it dries out in the finish, the tongue tingling with a twiggy woodsiness. Finally, the grapes and rhubarb come back with a final resurgent push of apple-ish sour. The finish not only is multifaceted but loooong. Everything is so clean and defined and refined and delicious. Its been a long time since Iíve had a beer thatís convinced me of its dopeness on the first sip and continued to blow my mind into the second glass. Glad I saved this for a special occasion. Ridiculously dope. Thanks again, Chris.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown colour with a off white head. Lovely complex smooth aroma of oak, balsamic vinegar, fruit/berries, and leather. Flavour is almost as good, balsamic vinegar, oak, tart berries and hints of caramel. Great balsamic and oaky after taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3201) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle at Theis and metteís. Pours a hazy brown with a diminishing head. Sour with aromas of berries. Some wood and grape aromas too. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11209) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
Cloudy chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Intense and complex aroma of cherry, oak, caramel, balsamic vinegar and wood, with a faint hint of dust. Dry and tart fruity flavour with red currants, raspberry and cherry and just a hint of brown sugar sweetness. Approved!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13537) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle at home - Tasting. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Nice sourness, berries, fruity, berries, nutty, high sourness, acetone, barnyard, vinegar, balsamic. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle shared by Anker. Pours hazy reddish brown wih a medium off white head. The aroma is cherries, acid, barnyard, sweet fruit and leather. Some oaky notes. The flavour is balsamicco, sweet caramel, sweet fruit, berries and vinegar. Wow very balanced!!!


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