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Lost Abbey Veritas 004

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Yellow Bus, Duck Duck Gooze, and Cuvee de Tomme.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Sampled at 08 Lost Abbey Barrel Night. Pours a hazy yellowish color with minimal head. Aroma is of barnyard funk, peach, and lemon. Flavor is tart but not overwhelming with strong peach and funk characters. I canít wait to crack one of these bottles. This was a damn good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
75cl bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Hazy gold with a big white head. Sour, almost gueuze-like aroma with some vinegar, honey, and bright fruitiness. The flavor is tart, though not extreme, with a pleasant grapefruit juice quality. Spritzy and medium-light feel. I was surprised at how gueuze-like this seemed, albeit with more malt and a bit more cleanliness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14128) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle at Chris o New Year tasting 08/09. Cloudy yellow gold, lasting white head. Yeasty farty aroma. Itís a sour beer. Itís a tad harsh, but itís ok. Lemon squashy. Had this along with Russian River Temptation, Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus and Girardin Gueuze Black Label and the Girardin beat the other 3 into a cocked hat. I like the fact that American breweries are playing around with sours, but they still have a long way to go to match the real thing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2009
(750ml bottle, thanks ygtbsm94) Medium off-white head atop cloudy golden body. Aroma is mild sweet, some yeast sourness, cheese/funk, light grapefruit. Taste is mild sweet, cheese/yogurt, grapefruit. Light-medium body, light creaminess, moderate acidity.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Courtesy of ygtbsm94. Clear pale body with a small white head. Cheesey, pineapple nose with cotton candy and lemon and yogurt. The flavor is moderately sour, with an amazing fresh citrus juice, lots of cheese, some yogurt and hay. Medium body is sparkly with moderate carbonation. Nice!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2009
9th rating of this 750ml via trade with Ryan. Thanks for the hookup. Its nice that I could trade some cherry adam released the same day as this for this. Worked out well for both of us. Shared with my brother who likes sours, and I was looking for a good time to crack this anyway. Pours golden orange with a bubbly bright white head. Nose is very nice, quite funky, really pretty damn nice. Lots of fruit in there too. Taste wow, really puckeringly sour and funky and overall damn amazing. I definitely get the yellow bus in here and perhaps a touch of Cdt. As I haven’t had Duck Duck Gueze I can’t comment on that part. This is incredibly funky and killer vinegary, this is a crazy wonderful sour, I hope to get a chance to buy some down the line.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2009
WOW!!! Thanks to Sparky27 for hookin’ me up with a bottle of this. A truly amazing brew. Pucker up everyone!!! This is one of most eye-watering beers I’ve had to date...and I LOVE IT!!! Hazy lemon yellow pour with a slight orange peel hue and soapy white head that clings to the inside of the glass. Delicate lacing and ample carbonation. Extemely tart aroma with hints of lime zest, grapefruit rind, and Granny Smith apples. A bit of horseblanket funk evident as well. Flavor just as sticky as the lacing, hanging on the palate. Funky sourness, lemongrass, citrus qualities, and maybe a hint of cherry skin...quite acidic. Medium mouthfeel allows you to remember this mind-blowing experience long after the pour. Great beer!!! THANKS AGAIN ERIC!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 750mL bottle, sampled on Christmas with my family. Poured a murky orange golden color, capped with a small white head. Beautiful musty, tart aroma, with notes of lemon, orange and tropical fruit. I enjoyed the aroma and the flavor did not disappoint at all, with lemon, musty earth, spice, orange rind, pear, green apple and vinegar all seamlessly integrated. Tartness and lemon cling to the palate for a lengthy finish. Beautiful beer, and a great start to our annual Christmas tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 750ml bottle. Cloudy light orange, hazed and milky with a white head. Intense eggy and fatty nose, full of sulfuric acid, lactic acid and sweaty, tart, tangy, fatty eggs... smells incredible! Notes of mandarin orange, mango and peaches show up heavily when it warms more towards room temperature, giving it a unique tropical quality that works well with the lactic/eggy/goaty scents. Very effervescent, very prickly and active, alive, zesty on the tongue. Sharp lactic acid, zesty lemon juice, orange, pineapple and mango fruit, all of this overwhelmed by an intensely sharp white vinegar note. Body is refreshingly light, and the typical filmy and slimy texture that I find in most Lost Abbey beers is absent. Awesome beer, gueuze like but with very forward and fresh tropical fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Tasted at Lost Abbey Barrel Fest. Light gold in color with aromas of light sourness and peach. Great tart funkiness with complex delicious finish. Really great beer.


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