crossovert (5712) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart, elegant. Cherry, lemon, oak, sourness. Not super funky or sour. But complex and smooth.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes from my backlog: Hazy golden pour with a white head. Funky aroma- citric, leathery, mild acetone notes, grapefruit, claussenii funk. Crisp tart body. Citric, lemony, leathery funk, barnyard, a touch of biscuity malt nuance as it warms under the big acidity. Awesome stuff.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
As I popped the cork on this, the aroma of peach, summer stone fruit, and sourness exploded. Golden/peach pour with no head. Flavor is amazing. Tart peach flesh, lactic and acetic acid fade slowly into a light cherry flavor. The sourness builds a little bit by the end of my glass, but is never out of balance with the intense sour peach goodness. The subtle cherry flavor after the peach is what sets this American wild above all others. Carbonation was a little low, but nothing to complain about. This is the best American wild that I have ever had, and overall a true masterpiece.
BelgianBeerGal (2893) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at DLD 2012. Tasted right behind the 003 and blew my mind how good both of these beers were and how radically different they were. Excellent level of tartness; right up to the line of acidic with stepping too far over. Mouth watering goodness. Super glad I got to try this.
Dunt (254) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Thanks to Matt for generously providing this to our Sunday mini-tasting. Pours a flat peach in color, with no head whatsoever on the pour. Nose is comprised of stone fruit, peach in particular, and a decent amount of vinegar. There is also a light touch of cinnamon or some spice. This reminds me of Flaming Fury a little bit. The vinegar character is almost non-existent in the flavor, instead itís just big, puckering peach goodness. The sourness starts out subtle and builds. Light to moderate mouthfeel, moderate to heavy acidity, some light carbonation presence, and a long, pleasant finish. Lives up to the hype it receives, one of the best American wilds I have ever had. In fact, Iím hard pressed to think of many more that I enjoy more than it. Thanks for busting this out Matt!
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nose on this beer is lovely - tart lemon, subtle peach, sharp "lost abbey" yeast. Taste follows - subtle, complex, tart and fruity. Mix if acetic and lactic acid. Pours a slightly murky bright yellow with limited head. Softly carbed, light body. Lovely, lovely beer.
radagast83 (3798) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled this at a sour tasting that Tomme Arthur showed up at out of the blue. This beer poured an opaque, vibrant yellow-orange color with absolutely no head despite there being plenty of carbonation. There were notes of slightly tart peaches, sweet notes that were pretty fun on the tongue. Nice tart finish. This was pretty darn enjoyable. So glad to try this one.
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
served in a lost abbey stemmed glass. pours a slightly orange and hazy yellow. very light carbonation and head. light retention. scent was a bit subtle. light oak and lemon with a faint bit of citrus. very zesty. the taste.. moderate sourness. lots of citrus. a very nice complex blend of apricot, peach, lemon, red grape, and light oak. this was a lot more simple than i had expected, yet very perfect as far as sourness to fruit and flavor blend. nice moderate carbonation, bit of zest on the tongue. nice light dryness with a hint of sweetness. nice sour zing on the tongue to finish this off. ok.. this is good. is it whale like? hell, yeah. the apricot flavor is in it is just amazing. nothing to overpowering. Reviewed on: 12-12-2010
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. Shared by GRG1313. Thank you Richard!
This was still a standout beer for me, even among the worldís best lambics and wild ales. A phenomenal beer. One of the best sour ales ever brewed in the United States.
Original review: 21 March 2011
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! Served side by side with Veritas 006. Awesome? Indeed.
The beer appears hazy and straw yellow in color. A few pockets of bubbles cling together tightly, resembling suspended grape bunches. The beer has a thin and wispy head that fades to virtually nothing after a few minutes.
Like the Veritas 006, the aroma here is simply world class, albeit an entirely different beer than the 006. I can really pick out the Duck Duck Gooze in the nose, as the scent offers a prominent dosage of gueuze. Other notable scents include funk, subtle barrels (oak), hay, and a light helping of tart fruit.
Incredibly wonderful, complex, and delicious. The beer is slightly tannic and finishes with a splendid acetic bite. Peaches emerge more in the taste than in the olfactory senses. This must be the elusive Yellow Bus flavor.
The feel is medium / thin bodied with a wonderful, puckering finish. Complex and intriguing, I could sip this gem all night long.
Overall, one of the best sour / wild ales I have ever had and one of the best beers I have yet to enjoy, regardless of style.
sarro (119) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared 12-2-11 thanks to Matt! Pours nearly still with a small amount of bubbles around the edge. Appearance is golden straw with a slight haziness. Smell is Belgian yeast, dry malt and wood, vanilla & oak, the tiniest bit of sharp sourness. Taste is well rounded sourness composed of apple, cider, pear, and geuze. Nice dry and oaky finish. Itís pretty sour but accompanied by some fruit notes and well rounded overall.