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Lost Abbey Veritas 004

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RATINGS: 183   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2010 last bottle at the Lost Abbey tasting room split with peteinsd. thanks for your generosity and kindness, peter! this is THE beer i had my heart set on for my recent trip to SD and it completely blew me away. pours and absolutely gorgeous, pure gold with a thick, rocky, snow-white head and tight, sticky rings of lace. aroma is absolutely immaculate with massively tart, buggy, brett funk lurking beneath beautiful, tart fruit notes of peach skins, red cherries, lemon zest, and hints of apricot with a touch of red grape skins and a light sweentess provided by toasted oak. flavor was pure, sour perfection with sour berries, red grapes, grapefruit, and fresh, south carolina peach flesh coming through as it warmed backed by dry, oak sweetness, brett funk, light red wine vinegar, and just a touch of vanilla. palate was lively, fresh, and tart as hell with spritzy carbonation and a touch of sweetness ahead of the epic, dry finish. overall, certainly the best damn sour iíve every tasted. this may be the closest i ever get to yellow bus, and thatís just fine with me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
guntlipz (19) - Portland, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Wow this beer is insane! Make this again! better yet make more cable car and IP. ME Likey

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Thank you Mike for this exceptional treat. Pours a brilliant light orange-gold with a thin, fine white head. This is a very pretty beer, with fine strands of bubbles rising up throughout the glass. Huge, bright, vibrant aroma full of berry fruit--strawberries--and stonefruit--apricots and peaches--on the top layer. A wonderful intertwining of fermentation notes swirls underneath with fresh, lively brett characteristics. More layers continue to emerge including some barrel oxidation, very light maltiness, and very soft hops spice. There are more bright fruits in the flavor--all of the above--with incredible tartness, mouth-watering acidity, and soft wood influence. Extraordinarily complex, distinctive, and balanced. Simply incredible. The pure, crisp, tart body is conveyed with perfect balance on the palate. It is multi-dimensional, vibrant, and both light and assertive. This beer has made me consider switching my "favorite style" to sour ale. I really hope that I get to try it again someday.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Had at lost abbey. Pour is a nice hazzy orange. Little white head. Aroma is a farmhouse funk with apple and cherry. Flavor is amazing sour balance of apple, cherry and malts. Amazing

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5336) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 Bottle split with Pat and Dallas. Pours a bright orange body with beautiful haze and no head, no lacing. Aroma is peach, tart, and funk. Mouthfeel is perfect. Notes of peach, apricot, funky sour, tart, oak, cherry and lemon. One of the greatest sours Ive ever had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 Bottle with james and pattay. We are touching the stars tonight. A hazy yellow pour with absolutely not lacing or head. Smell is a sour sweet with some peach overtones. Taste is a buttery sweet with peach overtones. taste is very sour but sweet and very rounded. delicious and fufilling. again, a thousand thank youís to james.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James and Mr. Dallas. What an incredible gem of a beer to cap a wild, wonderful session with my best buddies. Another huge thank you to James for his generoisty in sharing this bottle with me. It was a hell of a send off. Anyway, the beer pours a nearly opaque lemon hay yellow with a flat, reflective surface. No head and no lacing. The nose is simply outstanding; so very complex and nuanced. Pure lemon juice mixes with soap suds, fresh, juicy peaches, orange rinds, grapefruits, slight buttery and oaky notes, sublte cherries and honeysuckle. Meidum bodied with an insanely full, tongue-coatingly sticky mouthfeel. Sharp, rich, biting sourness spreads out and warms the tongue, leaveing fresh floral and citrusy flavors in the finish, as well as lovely traces of the notorious peaches from Yellow Bus. This is a special beer, through and through, and I was priveleged to have had a share. Thanks Dad! Cheers.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
I fell in love with the aroma of this beer. A nice amount of funk, sourness, and tartness here. A tad bit more than the usual American Wild Ale. Oak comes though nicely for a nice deep aroma. Lemon, white grapes, grass, and peaches. This is a top notch aroma when it comes to these kind of beer and is still holding up quite nicely. Iím sure it would of been a tad bit lighter in funk and sourness and had more fruit aromas if I had tried it earlier down the road but still frigging amazing. Up front this beer is nice and sour but I thought Duck Duck Gooze was more tart. It was definitely easier to drink then DDG. Up front the sourness, tartness, and barnyard funk rule. Then layer two comes in. The lovely lemon, grapes, apple, and peaches. The fruitness takes over the tartness and then the oak comes though and sits on the tongue. This is just a lovely beer. Probably overtakes any American Wild Ale I have ever had. Hands down. Itís sour without destroying the palette. Mouthfeel is top notch. Medium to full bodied. Coats the tongue and just goes down smooth as hell. Best American Wild Ale Iíve ever had. Close behind is Beatificaton, Isabelle, and Temptation.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Huhzubendah (2549) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
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.


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