Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by Damian:
3.64/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Drank from a corked and caged 12.7 ounces bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Served in a tulip
Poured a ruddy, crimson-mahogany with a one-plus finger tall crop of rocky, tan colored foam. The head dropped quickly. Spotty drops of lacing stuck along the glass.
The nose was interesting. Super tart with sour cherry notes. Mild funk. Touch of balsamic vinegar. Quite acidic. The acidity was balanced by some brown sugar-like sweetness. Good dose of brett. There was a slight medicinal quality as well.
The flavor profile was sharp and unrefined. Very sour up front. Strong red wine vinegar notes. Perhaps some red wine in the center. Lots of brett. Crisp and very lemony. Pithy lemon rind. Huge oak and tannin flavors on the back end. The beer finished somewhat astringent with an unpleasant mix of tannins, earthy and bitter hops, and light metallic notes.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a fine yet aggressive carbonation. The carbonation settled with time and the liquid felt more plush and creamy.
I decided to pop this 2013 vintage of Red Poppy to get as much sour cherry flavor out of it as possible. Unfortunately, the cherry was surprisingly muted, and the overall flavor profile seemed raw and poorly integrated. This was definitely not worth the $18 I paid for my bottle.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2013 02:32:18 | More by Damian
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4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A- pours a deep ruddy brown hue with little to no head.
s - cherry, plum, candied fruit
t- starts of with a deep sour cherry flavor that ebbs into a strong wheatiness. Dry.
m- thick and effervescent
d- really great beer. Deep sourness rounded out by wheat.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 23:03:42 | More by Lothore
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
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