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Lost Abbey Veritas 004

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RATINGS: 185   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
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Thanks to Mac for hooking up my personal whale! Impeccable balance here: oaky, peaches, no bourbon from the CdT (thankfully), grainy tartness, mild yeasty bitterness at the end, fruit is fading but still significant. Opened next to V010, and this was superior but honestly not by that much. I really enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Bottle #4. Bottle shared with beeranarchist. Beautiful golden pour with no head, save a few bubbles. Aroma is surprisingly similar to Cuvée de Tomme, lots of dark cherries, oak, vanilla, some oxidation. Some fruitiness, which seems to be a rather brett-driven fruitiness with grape and citrus-like notes. A hint of apricot, tending to peach. Very pleasant aroma. This beer tastes good. Very sour, rather lactic in its expression, some apricot-like fruity notes, a slightly oxidized note as well. Slightly funky in the finish along with a sourish unripe peach note. The sourness in this beer is rather like a very strong lambic. Good and tasty, but given its reputation, I am fairly disappointed.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thome50 (1186) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle that I opened at Matty and Marks Pub in October 2012. Pours a deep orange with little head but the carbonation is perfect for the style. Aroma is slight fruity peach, some kind of barn yard/hay and slight sour fruit. Taste is one of the best levels of sourness melded with complex flavors I’ve ever experienced in an American sour. This beer is great and the peach notes still carry on.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
Poured a hazy apricot color with very little head Flavor was unreal, sour peach from the yellow bus with a nice blend from ddg.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbeatty (1160) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle, tasted 04/17/2013. Pours brilliant golden orange, light fizzy head fades to the surface, champagne bubbles. Aroma is light peaches, orange and lemon, funky must, light acetone, wood, vanilla. Taste is tart and outrageously fruity- orange, tropical citrus, peaches cutting through, mild funk, big oak presence. Reminiscent of fresh Fou Foune but somehow better! Light palate, bubbly carbonation. Wow, this is still holding up and can go on for a while, the hype is deserved. Amazingly fresh and complex, not overly sour, outstanding.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. From notes. Tasted side by side with Isabelle Proximus. Veritas 004 has a mellow tangerine yellow color. There is not much of a head, but what little there is has an eggshell white color and dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma is absurdly good. Sour peaches, grass and hay funk, and oak all contribute to a great, strong smelling aroma. It is tough to explain with precision what makes a beer that is already a blend of other beers and has spent a fair amount of time maturing the bottle have a taste that borders on perfect, but this beer does. There is a bit more sour character than there is in Isabelle. The sour peach notes ensure that there is a nice focus on the fruit, but the grassy notes and wild funk have their place on their own as well. Lactic notes of peaches, apricot, and lemon zest all lead into a slight acetic vinegar finish. This has a medium body, with a light but pleasant carbonation. It is smooth, both in terms of the transition of flavors and the overall mouthfeel. There is a firm acidity throughout the sip. This beer is simply phenomenal.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (6623) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
750ml bottle shared by sean9689 and Masterski at DLD. Big thanks to them for this one. Pours a hazy yellow golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma has tart citrus, cheese, funk, vinegar, and oak. The flavor has sour citrus, yeasty, cheesy, mild sweetness, peaches and grapefruit peel. The finish has some prickly carbonation. It was a great surprise to get to try this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1375) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
750 ml - This is a great beer! Light yellow with a thin head. Funky and light aroma of peach and hay. Light body with nice sourness, flavour of citrus and thymme. Great beer!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at Sloshfest. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of acid, funk, lemon, light floral sweetness, light fruity, apricot. Flavour is still quite sour, but more mellow and rounded off than in the 008, lemon, funk, light peppery, light acidburn, floral, rather sour finish. More enjoyable than the 008, but still way too sour for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Tart, elegant. Cherry, lemon, oak, sourness. Not super funky or sour. But complex and smooth.


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