kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
750mL bottle at Woodshop 5.0, courtesy of lagunitasfan. Thanks, Tim Pours a hugely carbonated (gusher), murky dark pink color; off-white head with medium bubbles and patchy lacing. Very pleasant and nicely dry tartness (cherry pits, strawberries, citrus) in the aroma; loads of funk, intense fruit character, simply awesome nose. Medium body: lively carbonation, lots of strawberries, tart cherry pits, light tannins; just a delightful fruit expression; wonderful stuff. Huge sourness and pleasantly high acidity. Lasting finish showing tart strawberries, cherry pits; lingering tartness. bierkoning (13451) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2010
Corked bottle. Orange red color, no head. Cherry, marzipan and citrus in the aroma. Intensely sour oaky dusty flavor with notes of cherry, raspberry and leather. Lemon. Fairly well rounded with a shortish aftertaste. Well made, fairly complex sour. JAXSON (607) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle. After popping the cork, almost half the bottle was left on the counter. Bummer. Pours a turpid raspberry color with peach edges, thin white collar. Nose is soft brett, blooming with ripe raspberries and oranges, with a touch of mineral. Complex, fruit mouth focused on sour oranges and raspberries, very dry, pretty acidic. Not as hard as a raspberry lambic, sour, and very complex. Reminds me a lot of Bullfrog Frambozen, maybe with a more full fruit expression, but a little more acidic. Hard to put this glass down for sure. daleharshman (1067) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
On tap at the Stone Brewing bistro for "The Tomme Arthur Experience" during the first San Diego Beer Week in November 2009. Pours a dark pink/red with no head. I’ve come to expect no head on most any Lost Abbey brew! Lovely aroma mainly of raspberries but also strawberries and grape. Juicy Kool-Aid like flavor which again is mainly raspberries but also strawberry/grape. I find that there is more sweetness than sourness. So yes, with the fruit it does more resemble sangria than a typical sour ale. It’s good and I would like to see Tomme experiment more with fruit. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy rose-colored ale with a small, pinkish-white head. Good retention. The funky, fruity aroma presents barnyard, red wine, aged cheese and great acidity. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and Champagne-like carbonation. Fruity and sour as Hell. Nice sweetness too, but super sour overall. Tart, fruity, dry finish. Bottle if this world class brew was courtesy of giarscr!
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of jdubfl. Pours an orange to amber color with thin off-white head. Aroma is sour with notes of funk, overripe cherries, light grapefruit, vanilla, hints of coconut and smoke. Flavor is sour to very sour with notes of overripe fruit, vinegar, oak, cherries. Medium body with a sour finish. Interesting ale.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle. This beer was incredible. Poured a deep orangish red color with a thin off white head, looks awesome. Nose is slightly funky with a vinous quality and big notes of cherry, citrus, earthy oak, and light vanilla. Somewhat full bodied with surprising lively carbonation. Flavor is very vinous and intensely sour with medium to high acidity. Big notes of cherry, oak, citrus, and vanilla. Cherry dominates the finish. This is truly a world class beer. WOW! corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Huge thanks to Chris(largadeer) for breaking this out at our sour tasting.
Pours a dark cherry/ruby color with hints of grapefruit and blood orange. Frothy, creamy slightly pinkish head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Gorgeous looking beer!
Sweet earthy funk aroma with lots of dry brett and funky bugs. Very vinous with a prominent citrus fruit character. Lots of juicy grapefruit bursting through and a very strong earthy oaky tannis presence.
Insansely sour with an incredibly tart puckering mouthfeel. This is the most sour beer I’ve ever encountered. Very acidic and esophagus burning. Lots of oaky tannis and delicious acidic citrus fruit. Fresh grapefruit comes bursting through. Very vinegary and a bit harsh but there is a delcious lingering tart aftertaste that leaves me salivating for another sip.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this to TPD’s Tampa Throwdown. This was the beer of the night for me. Super sour and full of raspberries, cherries and other berries. Not terribly acidic. Easy going and blends nicely with Short’s Bloody Beer. Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Shared with Alex (Masterski) at his place to celebrate my moving to Chicago! Glad to be up here with so many awesome BAs. Poured from 750ml bottle into Bell’s snifter/tulip.
Veritas 006 is Lost Abbey’s Sangria with the addition of Angel’s Share aged on Cabernet Franc grapes. The original Sangria had some Funky Duck in there with tangerines, sour Avant Garde, and not sure what else.
A - Super-gusher alert! Well, besides filling Alex’s glass with tons of uber-funky foam, my pour is quite nice. A pinkish/reddish color with a white fizzy head. There’s a thin white cap and along with a ring around the edge of the glass.
S - This one smells sweet but you can’t not notice the funk that is right behind it. Sweet raspberries, sour/tart notes, lots of funk, barnyard. Really, a nice mix of funk and raspberries. I can taste the Funky Duck but not so much the tangerines...I think the raspberries overwhelm any fruit notes.
T - Very similar to the nose, but more funk! Sweet raspberries, a nice funk/sour/tart, barnyard, horse blanket. It’s great when a beer smells so damn good and then it tastes exactly the same, we have a winner here!
M - Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, crisp/dry finish. Similar to the 004 in feel...spot-on for the style. I just want to hold the liquid in my mouth forever but there’s too many other good beers to drink!
D - Just an awesome sour! Tomme once again does it again. I think I prefer this one over 004, although I’m going to have to do a side-by-side to really judge that. For now, my rating will be higher for this vs. 004, but that may change.