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Lost Abbey Veritas 006

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Veritas-From the Latin meaning TRUTH. An original set of blended ales created in small batches by our brewers. We chose the word Veritas as in, the "Truth" be told, we have no idea what these beers will become. Each release of Veritas promise to afford us an opportunity to create new blends of beers. There are no time tables, specific release dates or market conditions driving the Veritas series. When the next batch is ready, we will tell you. Look for these incredibly small case releases to be a part of our Lost Abbey promotions, beer dinners, and educational experiences. In this way, we can all share in the Truth of what beer is, might be and even become.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryan’s 5000th rate tasting. Pours hazy brown with an off white head. Tart and fruity aroma, with fresh strawberries and red berries. The flavor has a nice balance of sweet and tart notes, with woody notes, rhubarb, and cherries. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8460) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Paul and Ryan’s epic tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose of sour grape, tart berry, funk and vinegar. Taste of extremely tart raspberry, vinegar and funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at Paul and Ryan’s 5000th celebration, thanks! Poured a cloudy grapefruit orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of tart tropical fruits with a good amount of funk and acid. Flavor began tart with tropical and red fruits and grew in acid becoming slightly acetone. There was a nice bit of funk throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Dry, lots of sour cherry, very pitty. Tons of funk in the aroma, lots of almond nuttiness. Update 12/2011, more of a typical lost abbey sour, lots of acetic acid just destroys everything.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
lionel09 (8) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2011 does not count
Fluffy white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, woody, vinegar. Flavor is sour, sweet fruit, wet wood, fruit vinegar, tart apples....complex and amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
big bottle. shared by me at the January Houston RB Tasting. We had this one sitting on the bar and it turned out to be a super gusher. Lost a third of the bottle. :-( Pours reddish-brown with no head. Nose is of sour fruit. taste is of super sour fruit. Mouthfeel is thin and sour, sour, sour.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1526) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle shared by maltomeal at the January 2011 Houston RB tasting. Cork and bottle blew when opened-lost about 1/3 of the beer. Off gold fuzzy color. Nose is tart and a bit skunky sweet. Taste is out of this world complex-starts off sweet with a coughing tartness moving in. Mellow at first then esophagus stinging tartness/citric acid like orange juice. Weird as it fades just a bit on the end. Just a fascinating beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle shared by Rusty. Thanks! Hazy orange/red color with a ring of head. Aroma of light fruit, lemon, cranberry, vinegar. Light sweet and seriously sour flavor. Excellent stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2440) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Shared by Matt, thanks. Cork "pops" as if the beer is dead but the pour is less dead. However, after it sits a little the beer becomes still. This beer smells just like my old sour cranberry cider. Its all sour and a piercing berry sourness. Flavor is heartburn going down, even for me this gets my throat churning. Its just a piercing sourness and nothing else, may double as a decent vinegar. There seems to be a lot of variability in these bottles since this was almost dead and others have been gushers, inconsistency from Lost Abbey, I don’t believe it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3243) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle shared by mreusch. Pour is a hazed orange ruby with no head and a few bubbles clinging to the side of glass along with active bubbles flowing up the center of the glass. Aroma is sour cherry fruit, fruit skins, oak, and a soft lactic sour / tartness. Nice bright nose. Taste is just crazy sour off the bat, just completely mouth puckering tartness. Much more than I was expecting from the nose. Sour and funky, big sour cherries, with the oak coming out after the tart sour. Palate is medium, light spritzy carbonation, and a lingering sour finish. Thanks Matt, never thought I would get a taste of this one.


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