Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Consumed with all ten Veritas beers on April 14, 2012. This long sought after brew was graciously shared by GRG1313. Thank you so much, Richard.
The beer is a beautiful ruby hue with a light haze. The small head dissipates within a few minutes. Fantastic aroma of grapes, wine, oak. The flavor is outstanding as well. Elegant and light. Grapes shine through brilliantly. A pleasant acetic finish with lingering tart grape juice. A superb feel. Iím so grateful for the opportunity to try this. Along with 004 & 006, this is one of my favorites from the ten Veritas series. radagast83 (8008) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Had this at a sour tasting on July 1st that Tomme Arthur showed up at. Thank Tomme and the crew at Lost Abbey for bringing this beer! This beer poured a clear ruby red color wit no head to speak of. Tartness was definitely in the jowls. Grape sour notes that were pretty darn relaxing - latic and pretty enjoyable. This beer really hit the spot. It was totally awesome. I gotta give props to Tomme and Gwen and Ryan for this fantastic treat. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012 as part of a full Veritas set, 001-010. Served in a Lost Abbey Teku.
Unbelievable amount of thank yous go out to Richard for coming all the way from LA with this bottle to complete the series.
Pours an amber-red with a small light tan head that recedes fairly quickly into a collar, leaving a few spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.
The nose has some nice, dark, and earthy fruits followed up with a brisk acidity full of red grapes and wine. Touch of oak in the background with some funk following everything up.
The flavor is equally as complex. Itís not on the level of Cantillonís Don Quijote, but itís certainly up there as one of the best damn grape-based sours that Iíve had. Long duration of the flavor fills the palate with a fairly-heavy acidity and moderate funk.
Body is medium and just a bit chewy with average carbonation. Finish is quite dry and acidic. Touch of tannin and wood, with an acidic grape character throughout.
A marvelous creation that I was thrilled to finally try. It wasnít quite the best beer of the tasting, but it was up there, and likely the best American-made beer we had. 50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle. Huge thanks to Joe for landing this beast and sharing it at the Philly tasting. Cloudy pinkish reddish pour with an off white head. Sour berry aromas. Tart and acidic with all kinds of sour berries, some woody notes, and a hint of tannin. Well balanced and complex with a medium body. This beer is fantastic and rivals 004 as my favorite batch of Veritas. brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Thanks Richard! Murky reddish pink. Sour fruit, lots of grape, wood, and quite lactic. A little bit of raspberry and red fruit flavor. Nicely sour, tart red fruits, grapes, raspberry, and plenty of oak. Some red wine and lactic acidity.
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2011 thanks to Sean for this... pours a super bright medium pink, no head... the nose is acidic tart wine... wow, this is tart, cherry jolly rancher with red wine tannins, outstanding Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Among the best beers to pour into a snifter and just gaze at. Beautiful pigeon-blood ruby hue with an off white/slightly pinkish head. Fairly good head retention and slowly dissipated into lacing. In the nose you definitely note the vinous quality of the beer, that note is quickly followed by general fruitiness and tart funk. Iíd say the taste follows pretty closely in step with the nose, except the grapes are more defined and the tartness a bit more restrained but the back palate does have a nice lingering funk to it. Lucky enough to sample the entire series (v001-v007) and was my personal favorite of the night. Ungstrup (37291) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2010
Bottled. A dark red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, grapes, and some vinegar. The flavor is acidic with notes of malt, grapes, and something funky, leading to an acidic finish which puckers the mouth. koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2010
The elusive 005 bottle was traded to me by one of the best RB guys on here. A million thanks to bu11zeye for the opportunity! Caged and corked 750ml makes a medium carbonation pop sound when opened and poured into a Flute.
Appearance: Pours the color of cranberry juice with slightly lighter folds and a 1 finger white crown that displays moderate retention as well as little lace.
Smell: Grape juice, sour berries, lactic goodness, nice amount of horseblanket / feet funk, and a bit of cheese. Very well balanced.
Taste: Same as the nose but not as much complexity or depth. Good amount of tartness and grape juice flavor with less of the funk coming through.
Mouthfeel: Very dry, light side of medium bodied, with nice carbonation.
Drinkability: Addictive. guntlipz (19) - Portland, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Very thankful to try this purple treat! Lactic, grapey, cherry skins and dry finish