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Lost Abbey Veritas 009

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Best way I can describe this is a cigar soaked in lemon juice. Different in a good way.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11184) - 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 (11835) - 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 (1255) - 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 (747) - 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 (2456) - 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 (5061) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5250) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bomber shared. No head or carbonation. Clear deep burgundy pour. Smooth sourness. A decent sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours almost black with no head. Aromas are sherry, grapes, raisins, chocolate. Sour chocolate covered flavors is what this tastes like. vinous. Awesome.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Intense, complex monster of a beer that ALMOST gets to a level of greatness. Very low carbonation, big surprise. Nose has heavy bourbon but also tart cherry and a touch of acetone. The flavors move through a bunch of phases, opens with a bourbon roasty rich character like Bourbonic Plague, then gets right into tart cherry like a Cuvee de Tomme, but the finish is INTENSELY BURNING DEATH RAY. Just really fucking sour, with a vineous character. A shame.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Nostrils: plum, boose, oak, paper, lightly sour, some sort of red wine, oaky, grapes. Yap: sour cherry, oak, tasty vinegar, tart tart, lemon, very woody, very yummo.


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