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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Veritas-From the Latin meaning TRUTH. An original set of blended ales created in small batches by our brewers. We chose the word Veritas as in, the "Truth" be told, we have no idea what these beers will become. Each release of Veritas promise to afford us an opportunity to create new blends of beers. There are no time tables, specific release dates or market conditions driving the Veritas series. When the next batch is ready, we will tell you. Look for these incredibly small case releases to be a part of our Lost Abbey promotions, beer dinners, and educational experiences. In this way, we can all share in the Truth of what beer is, might be and even become.

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4.4
dmac (6334) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle shared at the 5,000 tasting party. Poured a cloudy amber, slight hint of rose, along with a foamy white head. Aroma was great with notes sour, funk, fruityness, cherry-lemon-lime-strawberry. Flavor is super funky and sour with notes of lemon, vinegar and fruit. Palate is acidic with notes of stingy lively bubbly carbonation and an overall lingering aftertaste. Wow!!, just WOW!!

4.3
j12601 (12668) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle at the double 5k tasting courtesy of Andy I believe. Pours a hazy brown with a medium sized beige head. Huge berries, soft and fuzzy. Berries, funk, sour acid. Big and funky. Lots of acid, sweet strawberries. Long tingly acids. Loads of berries and long tart and sweet acid. So good.

4.1
blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryan’s 5000th rate tasting. Pours hazy brown with an off white head. Tart and fruity aroma, with fresh strawberries and red berries. The flavor has a nice balance of sweet and tart notes, with woody notes, rhubarb, and cherries. Delicious.

4.2
jtclockwork (16690) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Paul and Ryan’s epic tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose of sour grape, tart berry, funk and vinegar. Taste of extremely tart raspberry, vinegar and funk.

3.9
deyholla (11755) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at Paul and Ryan’s 5000th celebration, thanks! Poured a cloudy grapefruit orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of tart tropical fruits with a good amount of funk and acid. Flavor began tart with tropical and red fruits and grew in acid becoming slightly acetone. There was a nice bit of funk throughout.

3.3
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Dry, lots of sour cherry, very pitty. Tons of funk in the aroma, lots of almond nuttiness. Update 12/2011, more of a typical lost abbey sour, lots of acetic acid just destroys everything.

0.5
lionel09 (8) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2011 does not count
Fluffy white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, woody, vinegar. Flavor is sour, sweet fruit, wet wood, fruit vinegar, tart apples....complex and amazing.

4.1
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
big bottle. shared by me at the January Houston RB Tasting. We had this one sitting on the bar and it turned out to be a super gusher. Lost a third of the bottle. :-( Pours reddish-brown with no head. Nose is of sour fruit. taste is of super sour fruit. Mouthfeel is thin and sour, sour, sour.

4.3
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle shared by maltomeal at the January 2011 Houston RB tasting. Cork and bottle blew when opened-lost about 1/3 of the beer. Off gold fuzzy color. Nose is tart and a bit skunky sweet. Taste is out of this world complex-starts off sweet with a coughing tartness moving in. Mellow at first then esophagus stinging tartness/citric acid like orange juice. Weird as it fades just a bit on the end. Just a fascinating beer.

4.4
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle shared by Rusty. Thanks! Hazy orange/red color with a ring of head. Aroma of light fruit, lemon, cranberry, vinegar. Light sweet and seriously sour flavor. Excellent stuff!


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