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Lost Abbey Veritas 009

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


sneagrams3's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Tasted 7/8/11. 750ml cork and cage bottle. Thanks to phaleslu for sharing! Pours pitch and hazy with no head. Aromas of red wine and the sour funk that all the kids are talking about these days. Nuances of dark and red berries with a nice oaky, vanilla creaminess. Full bodied and tart and tangy. Flavors of apples, citrus fruit, cranberries, a woody note, pears and vinegar. Odd palate, but a really quality drinker.


1.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pushkinwow (2150) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle opened up at the 2014 Ottawa End of Year Gathering. Wow - I just didn’t get this one, and apparently had some different opinions from everyone else around the table. Dark pour that combined raisin, turpentine, cherries, oak and booze with a balsamic vinegar undertone. This was epically bad for me...to each their own I guess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2561) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours dark brown with very little carbonation. Aroma is vinegar and sweetness from the bourbon barrels. Taste is smooth, nice tartness that is more vinegar, smoke and sweetness from the bourbon. I was expecting a little more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1457) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours dark with limited head and lacing. Nose is very vinegar. Flavours of vinegar and wine. Taste is light sweet, lots of sour. Mouth is oily with low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light acidity, barrel notes, woody character, licorice, nice. In mouth, a super tart ale with loads of lactic acid, Epsom salts, burned Caramel, OK. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11292) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Hallinghansen. Pours pitch-black with no real head. Aroma has blackberries, grapes, raisins, oak, overripe apples, chocolate. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour has raisins, oak, plums, tartness, cherries, dry, softly vinious, toasted caramel. Port, oak, light red wine.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (13724) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Black, flat. Aroma of balsamic vinegar. Taste is similar, with a bit of salt. Couldn’t finish it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1288) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Enjoyed with my good friend Harold for his going away party. The aromas are big time vinegar, red wine, chocolate, and big oak. Flavor is mainly vinous notes with some red fruits, red wine, a hint of chocolate, vanilla, and a good raw barrel note. This was a heavy and densely flavored beer. Unique and enjoyable. I liked it. I doubt I could drink more a glass at one sitting though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1014) - Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle A: Dark red. No carb. Lacing. N: Cherry, acetone, caramel, leather, tobacco, wine grape, bread. T: Sweet and sour. M: Prickly, sticky, heavy. O: Doing pretty well. A sweet sour concoction that Cascade could learn from.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2868) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of kermis. Pours a black beer without any head on top. Aroma has vinegar touches, lots of tart and some woody notes as well. Flavor is very sour, refreshing, lots of wood and booze. Very dry mouthfeel, almost no carbonation detected though. Aftertaste is short, dry and sour again. Quite nice to drink and refresh the palate after two monstrous beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of overripe slightly tart dark fruit, vanilla, wood, light vinegar. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy sour. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


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