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Lost Abbey Veritas 007

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Lost Abbey Veritas 007
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour ale with Cabernet Franc Grapes.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Batch 007 thanks to bu11zeye and ericandersnavy. Pours with a fading white head and a red cherry body. Aroma is funky, grapes, raspberry, vanilla, manure, peppery, wood and grapefruit. TAste is sour, acidic, stomach acid, fruit, funk and manure. Lively bubbles, dry, acidic and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Taste thanks to Frank!
Grapefruit body with a thin, fizzy white head. Nose of grapefruit, tangerine, sweat, and old earth. Very acidic flavor, sweaty and showing the grape note, a lot of rotting earth throughout the generally watery experience. Heavy acidity exists here, really biting. This experience is straightforward sourness, nothing too exciting or revelatory though it is still quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy pinkish color with almost no head. S: A surprising amount of grapefruit--rind and fruit, which provides much of the tartness. The grapes certainly provide a musty and lightly funky aroma. T: The sourness is primarily in form of grapefruit (which is odd given the beer has Cabernet Franc grapes added) and is really pungent and almost tongue buckling. There is a light bitterness that was unexpected but pleasant and a nice contrast to the sour and fruit flavors. The beer is not overly funky, but a nice dryness from the oak, fruit, and brett. M: A fairly light beer on the tongue with a very prickly carbonation (which really enhances the acidity) and a dry finish. D: A highly refreshing, though intense sour, beer. I was unprepared for the intense, though unexpected, grapefruit flavor but found it to be just wonderful.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2055) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2 oz sample Boonville. Poured around 50 degrees and yet still the sharpness of the effervescence is still there. Must be the strong acidity. Amazing from the get-go. Spritzy, lemon, very sharp feel feel. Very mild funk adds a dimension, maybe some salt there as well. Nothing acetic. Something seemingly simple and something perfect. Thanks Joey!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
(fest rating) 750mL bottle, generously provided by iowaherkeye at the Boonville Beer Fest. Thanks, Joey! Pours a slightly hazy, pulpy, red-raspberry color; a slight orange tinge; thin, wispy, mixed-bubbled off-white head, patchy lacing. Tart grapefruit, light red fruitiness, pleasantly funky and cheesy; neither intensely sour nor dense, but very lively and fresh with an excellent fruit character. Medium body; lively, almost fizzy carbonation; non-astringent, no alcohol; loads of tart citrus / grapefruit, light hints of wheat; basic, pitty red fruitiness and some solid funk; not immensely complex (at least for a Lost Abbey sour), and a touch scattered on the presentation, but still definitely damn tasty. Medium finish of tart citrus, light wheat, and some basic red fruits (strawberries and raspberries, most prominently).

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Thanks Dave for the amazing Veritas vertical tasting. On draught. Pours a Gorgeous and intriguing slightly hazy, orange-pink strawberry red color with a soft white head. Full sour aroma with lots of lacto characteristics and an edge of sour berry fruits. This is combined with oak barrel-aging aspects including soft oxidation notes. The flavor is very bright and sour and dry. No overt grape flavor, but there is a slight perception of grape skin contact. Very well-balanced body with a lot of dimension; light on the palate, both clean and complex, as well as intensely sour. Very nicely-done.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - APR 18, 2010
easily more fractions of points improvement one this gets some time in bottle. oak tannins are strong like when ddg and issy were released. beautiful bright red color, why isn’t this more purple like st lamvinous? Cab franc grapes right? they are purple not red, this looks more like kriek or framboise. oh well. has that serious amost cantillon sourness from start to finish. had a pint at the release poured into my snifter to get a better swirl. improved with 30 minutes in the glass, more complex, a little simple right out of the keg. should age nicely, expect bottles to be better as they have bottle fermentation to add to complexity. my 1st veritas purchase, had only tried 006 at a tasting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
Small sample served from tap at the brewery on release day. The appearance is a grape stained red hue. The flavors and aromas are barnyard funk, light fruit flavors, some grape, tannins, barrel. Need to re-sample a bigger quantity to get more of a read but my first impressions are this is another great sour from LA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
Tap at the Lost Abbey release. This is my favorite Lost Abbey sour. The fruityness from the cab grapes really comes through. Nice and sour with slight funk. Wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
Tried from tap at the release. Wow. Very easy to drink. Light cloudy red color. Rivals 004 as the best Veritas beer. Sourness is medium. Some fruitiness.


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