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Lost Abbey Veritas 009

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Veritas 009 is a substantial departure from earlier members of The Lost Abbey’s small batch experimental program, which were generally sour beers aged in French oak barrels for 12 to 15 months. Begun in late 2007 as dark base beer, it was sent to freshly emptied bourbon barrels from Kentucky’s Heaven Hill Distilleries. The beer aged for 15 months before it was moved into French oak barrels previously used for wine (primarily Syrah). Sour cherries were added and the beer was left to rest for another year and three months. Finally, in mid-2010, it was pulled from the barrels, blended, bottled and sent off to condition for an additional 11 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
750 ml bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. There are a couple bubbles at the edge of the glass and no lacing. Aroma is red wine, brown sugar, cherry, some bourbon, and a bit of leather. The taste is sweet and tart with cherry, red wine, bourbon, and leather. The finish has tart lactic cherry and little bit of acetic acid. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. Pretty good. Not mind blowing, but certainly an interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Courtesy of Mick

Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, roast, vinegar, lemon, and cherry. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with sour cherry. It finishes with lemon, vinegar, chocolate, and roastiness. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, I’m generally not a fan of sour and roasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ICEatALAMO (1082) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Huge sour aroma that is a little overwhelming. The sour continues in the taste. Not my favorite style so take it for what it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Dark brown in color, thin head. Tons of cherry and barrel aromas. Lots of sour aroma and flavors. This was a rich and tasty brew. Lots of barrel flavor and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 75cl, at 8%Vol (009 written on the cork), new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with sour cherries, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sour brew, sour/vinous and slightly alcoholic/fruity/roasted, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good and original brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to crusian...is carbonated. Pours brown with tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit, chocolate, anise, cherry, farmhouse and a great acidic sourness. Light-medium body with medium carbonation.......Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2558) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Auction win. Another terrific brew by lost abbey and a really great sour. A few things that stood out for me was the cherry, strawberry, bourbon, coffee and sour fruit aroma and taste. Again all blended gret.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1103) - Rome, ITALY - APR 18, 2012
17/04/2012 500ml bottle, shared by Matt (thanks 50belair!) @ Brasserie 4:20. Nera, con riflessi color caffé, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma assente. Aroma di una intensità incredibile, note di ciliegia, alcol, vaniglia, a tratti ricorda un Fernet Branca. In bocca è molto acido, complesso, forse anche troppo, si percepiscono note vinose e liquorose, con punte di amaretto. Il corpo è medio-pieno, la carbonazione soft. Estrema, spiazzante, forse un po’ troppo grezza, comunque da provare. Mai bevuta prima una birra del genere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexost (7) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012 does not count
Surprising beer for sure. Pours a dark black color with little to no carbonation, leaving a very slight tan head. Aroma is of prune/raisin and tart cherry. Taste is similar to the aroma with prune/raisin followed with a sour/tart cherry combined with malt and wood flavor. Definitely glad I was able to try this complex beer that kept me intrigued through the whole bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cocoapuph (10) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
I was skeptical at first because of the dark chocolate/red color that was poured into my 4oz taster. But man, did it taste completely different than expected. First off, the smell kept me guessing which flavors were going to be more pronounced in the taste. I picked up a tangy, oaky, nutty smell. And then some sour fruit and grape odors. Very tasty. First you get a little of a smooth chocolate flavor mixed with those tart cherry notes. This beer had a pleasant sour/tartness level. And the bourbon and wine flavors harmonized perfectly with the medium to full body feel of the beer. I could still taste the flavors on my tongue 5-10 minutes after finishing the pour. Glad I was fortunate to pick up a few bottles to age and drink again later!

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