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Lost Abbey Veritas 007

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Sour ale with Cabernet Franc Grapes.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Draft at Monkís for the Lost Abbey dinner with Tomme Arthur. Pours hazy shiny amber with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of honey, hops, barley, malts, raspberyy, cherry, oak, lemon, and slight hints of jasmine. Body is medium with an immensely sticky, rigid palate. Aftertast packs a sour wallop. Outstanding brew. One of the very best sour ales Iíve tasted thus far. Second Tasting with James for Mount Eerie Sour Fest 2011. Bottle 25.4 oz. Nice pop on the cork, and a glowing orange pour wih a fat, tightly-bubbled off-white head. Recedes quickly and leaves very subtle, slight lacing. Aroma of extremely tart lemons, dry, funky brett, champagne yeast, fresh raspberry, Granny Smith apples, apricots, tangerines, and some soft, fresh strawberries. The flavors are heavy on the lemon, oak, and subtle vanilla, with a bit of tropical mango and some musty, savory cheesey notes in the finish. Medium bodied, with a lean, tight palate. Sour as all hell and cuttingly tart. This beer holds up just as well, if not better than the first time I tried it. Truly a special treat to be able to sample this twice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Might be one of the best beers iíve ever had, iíd quite possibly punch my mom for another drank. Poured a vivid bright pink/red, almost looked like a liquid highlighter, nose was very fruity and bright and tart, a very telling nose. It tasted amazing. HUGE bright tart grapefruit zest flavor, paired perfectly with the acidic sourness. very sour, but not a hint of vinegar. this beer tastes like it was crafted exactly to my taste.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Served on draft at Monkís Cafe during the Tomme Arthur event. Listed as Duck Duck Gooze Vintage with Cab Franc Grapes. Pours a hazy dark ruby grapefruit red color with slight pinkish hues when held to a light source and a massive three finger frothy, soap light pink head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing. Funky tart aroma with lots of luscious dark fruit notes and earthy oak tannis. Pretty vinous but not too much with lots of grape and dark berries in the nose. Lactic cream presence and subtle funky horseblanket. But none of these notes are overpowering, resulting in a well balanced aroma with funk, tannis, vinous notes and dark fruit. I swear I can even smell the skin of the fruit. Tart, puckering full body that is pretty creamy with lots of lactic funk, sweet dark fruit and earthy oak tannis. Nthis beer is very vinous with lots of grape and dark fruit character. Well balanced with a tart, puckering body hat isnít acidic at all. Insanely drinkable, this beer literally leaves me drooling for more. Not as sour as I expected but very complex and delicious. Highly recommended!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Sampled at monks at the lost abbey beer dinner. Pours a bright, hazy red orange body with. Ice foamy head. Aroma is tart, bubblegum, sour fruit, salty, some vinegar. Taste is outrageous tart, sour fruit, and a touch of vinaigrette.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: Pours a really beautiful slightly off-pink color with some darker, orange-amber hues. Nice white head and a very good amount of lacing. S: Loads of fruit with a good amount of tartness. Nice berry and red grape characteristics. T: Much like the nose, but more intense with a great amount of acidity. Berries, grapes, and hints of plum. M: Very dry with a good level of acidity. At points, perhaps not as acidic as it should be to stand up to the fruit. D: Very, very good. One of the best sours that I have ever had. At least on this side of the Atlantic, no one does a fruit sour quite like Lost Abbey. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-05-2010

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wedgie9 (1837) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2011
Tasted on 3/27/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a thin light pink head that leaves a thin collar of lace, and contains a bunch of chunky sediment. The nose is super funky with light burnt rubber, green apple, and a nice, tart lemon burst. The flavor is super sour with a bunch of lemon, green apple, red berry, burnt rubber, barnyard funk, and is very tannic. The body is medium with average carbonation and a super long lemon, green apple, red berry, and very tannic finish.

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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Drank somewhere during June 2010. Pours a muted hazy pinkish gold with big fluffy head. Nice lacing on this bad boy. Aroma was an incredible juxtaposition of grape, lemon, grapefruit and some vanilla and oak with just a hint of barnyard. The taste was out of this world. So incredibly balanced between the rich fruitiness of the grapes balanced with a ton of lactic sourness and a slightly sweet finish, not leaving your mouth puckering. Only got better as it warmed. Good carb and light mouthfeel. Sickeningly drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From notes. Light grapefruit color, slightly hazy, with a small off white head. The aroma is full, tart, and complex. There is red grapes, white grapes, funky notes, lemon zest, citrus tartness and acetic tartness in the nose. The flavor just blows me away. The sour flavor starts strong and stays strong. Lemon zest, red wine, oak, sour cherries, white grape skin, with a Brett character throughout. An acetic tartness starts in the background and becomes more pronounced as the sip progresses. There are definite wine and oak characteristics from the barrel as well. The beer is obviously sour, with Bretty funk and a pungent acetic feel. The carbonation is right at the proper level, working with the beer to accentuate the flavors. It has a light body. This was simply incredible overall.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5270) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2010
[Draft @ Monks] Hazy pink color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of strong brett, wild yeast, oak, hay, lactobacillus, berry skins, and lemon. Taste of citrus, apple, wood, pit, wild yeast, and a nice sour finish. Reminded me a bit of Duck Duck Gooze.


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