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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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mdfb79 (8) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2011
From 03/19/11 notes. Huge thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one; thanks Mike! Served in a tulip side by side with Veritas 004. a - Pours a murky pinkish-purple color with an inch of light white head and moderate carbonation evident. s - Smells of raspberries, tart, sour dark fruit, grapes, oak, some light barnyard funk, and vinegar. t - Tastes of very tart raspberries, sour dark fruit, strawberries, funk, oak, citrus, and some acedic notes. m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Dry finish and very mouth puckering, which I loved. d - Another amazing sour from LA; the best Iíve had by them so far. I preferred this one to the Veritas 004 as I enjoy darker fruits better and found this one much more mouth puckering. Out of the four Veritas series beers Iíve had so far, this one takes the cake. Would love to have again.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Real bummer to have pulled the cage and have the cork pop so fast I couldnít do anything about it. Half the bottle ended up on the ground. But for the half I did drink, pours was transparent ruby red with a little pink head. The nose was big fruity raspberry, cherry with lemony lactic acid. The taste was high sour, medium high sweet and no bitter. Texture is crisp and clean, body light and finish long. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (594) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
Reminds me of hommage, fresh raspberry jam, very funky. Dark berry and funk, sout after notes

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
750 ml bottle acquired in trade long ago. I canít remember from who, but thank you. Opened for Mad Men Season 5 Premiere. Cheers to that! Rating #4200. Pours a rich glowing berry hue, copper glow, fiery edges of berry and crimson. A hazy body and lively carbonation. Really slow gusher, probably helped it had sat in the fridge for over a month unmoved. A bigger offwhite head atop dies to a smaller layer, small lacing. Aromas are rich seedy and pulpy raspberry. Big seedy raspberry, red wine and oak. Some vanilla, firmer lactic sourness hits the nostrils, lush and big. Some cherry, oak, and wet mellow maltiness. Richer oranges (though secondary to that big lush raspberry presence) as it warms. Some funk, big lactic and seedy raspberry presence. Just heavenly. Initial is big and sour, rich sour berry with huge raspberry, seedy and sour, big lemony sourness, some funk, a touch acedic but not really. Just big sour berry as some tannic barrel, oak, and red wine offer some life into the middle. That lush big raspberry feel really sucks me in. A smaller body than Framboise de Amarosa in my opinion, a but more lively, light bodied, and quite crushable. Raspberry lemonade, lactic acid, some yogurt, big lemony and berry element, some funk and cobwebs, yogurt as we turn the corner. A touch more mellow, seedy, sour and some funk and richer lactic presence into backend and finish. More red wine, oak, gentle sweetness. Age seems not to have worn this down or made it unbearable. Itís big, brash, and for the true sourheads. But at the same time the flavors are potent, yet not overbearing for me. A touch acedic but not too much for me, well carbonated (But again, Iím amazed this didnít gush). Really tasty. I wouldnít call it all that complex, but the flavors are big, potent, and just damn good. This really works for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle opened by Matt for our Blueberry Eisbock release post-tasting. Thanks Matt! Pours a murky pink color with about a half fingers worth of off-white head. A decent amount of sediment in the glass when I hold it to the light. Nose is packed full of ripe, jammy raspberry. It reminds me of a less funky Hommage. Flavor, like the nose, is dominated by tart raspberry. There is just the smallest touch of vinegar on the end, but it is subdued in comparison to a lot of other American wilds. Light mouthfeel with moderate acidity, some spritzy carbonation, and a moderately long, tart finish. One of my favorite Veritas blends, I think I almost prefer this to V004 at this point. I donít really get a whole lot of the cab franc grapes like in the V007, but this is tasty nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle shared by Stlwill. Pours deep amber with a nice white head. Very fruity flavor with a nice sour/tart finish. Really enjoyed this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
750 ml bottle generously shared by ipa247. Big thanks to Jeff for opening up this rarity. Pours a cloudy amber with almost no head. The aroma is sweet raspberry, a bit of cherry, some funky mustiness, and a hint of honey. The taste is quite tart with some sweetness. Lots of raspberries, smarties, and some cherry. The finish is tart and acidic with more raspberries and a bit of astringency. Medium body. This was very sour, but very drinkable for how sour it was. Quite nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Bottle. Pours a cloudy red color with a nice lively white head. The aroma is fantastic with note of raspberry, cherry, funky, vanilla, and some spice. Lemon as well. Medium/light mouthfeel with nice carbonation that makes the flavors "pop". Raspberry tartness upfront with notes of lemon, oak, and funk. Phenomenal. American sour at its best. No gusher problems as others have noted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Sampled this at a sour tasting that Tomme Arthur showed up at out of the blue at. Oh wow, even from the other room we could hear this beer *gush.* Poured a slightly cloudy orange-red color with an initial off-white head which dissipates quite quickly, leaving just a tiny wispy head. Aroma was a solid raspberry fruit note, with a sightly sweet raspberry seed aroma. Tart, but definitely not too tart. Nice cheek puckering notes.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. Gusher warning! Aside from the carbonation problems, this beer is simply phenomenal. Aromatic, tart, balanced, complex, and just delicious. In my humble opinion, this is the best of the current ten beers in the Veritas series. *** Original review: March 20, 2011 Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! Served side by side with Veritas 004. This beer was quite a gusher, though thankfully we were prepared. Served in my Cantillon tulip, this beer appears a hazy, pretty, pink hue, akin to grapefruit juice. The head is thin and fizzy, dissipating to a thin, wispy layer after a few moments. The aroma is just phenomenal. Raspberries, funk, oak, and sour - mouth watering deliciousness. World class from the first sip. I am so very glad to have tried this. Lost Abbey churns out some truly amazing brews, and Veritas 006 is one of their masterpieces. A downright awesome sour ale, the flavor is exceptionally bold and wonderful, with incredibly tart raspberries dipped in funk sauce. Highly acetic and complex, the beer offers additional notes of vinous fruits and oak. Oh yeah. The feel is extremely tart, and leaves you puckering and squinting after each sip. Overall, a world class beer, and one of the best wild ales I have ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours rosy amber with a ring of off-white head. Nose is faded overripe raspberry, lemon, vinegar, white grape, and nice tartness. Taste is huge tartness, with vinegar sour, muted raspberries, cherries, and citrus rind. Dry and puckering. Medium-bodied, slick with minimal carbonation. Thereís a lot going on here, and itís freaking tart. If thatís your thing--and on this night it was mine--itís quite the experience. Really glad I got to try this.


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