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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,577
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 512
Gots: 477 | FT: 35
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Perhaps no country embraces the use of fruit in beers more so than Belgium. Numerous traditional as well as regional specialty ales are infused with every sort of fruit imaginable. In this way, the flavor of the fruit becomes especially prominent.

Red Poppy Ale is a veritable celebration of Sour Cherries in an explosion of aromas and tastes. Brewed from a brown ale base and aged in our oak barrels for over 6 months, this beer is not for the faint of heart.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-07-2007)
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teamizm

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle poured into a Bruery tulip glass.

Pours a nice, dark brown with almost no head at all. Some residual lacing lingers in the glass. Smell of cherries, citrus, and some brown sugar. Nice, mellow sourness with a nice amount of sweetness/maltiness. Cherry flavors are pretty apparent, nice lingering tartness.

Not as sour as I would've liked, but a very drinkable sour. I feel like it just holds back a little too much on the flavor and sourness, but still a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 04:26:07 | More by teamizm
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the first beers brought out for our weekend tasting during an impromptu session on Friday night after returning from the GLBC event at Fatheads. Thanks to treyrab for bringing Red Poppy out.

Poured into a 6-oz snifter, the body is a mahogany brown rich with highlights of ruby and garnet. Each sip creates a foamy ring that slips back into the beer over time, much like legs in a fine wine.

Raspberry undertones amid a primarily cherry aroma. There are hints of oakey tannic notes. Of course, with any oud bruin, there is a compelling funk and sourness. The taste is very similar with cherry dominating the fruit profile, while other berries, especially raspberry lurk beneath. The sourness is nicely balanced with a funky brett profile.

Medium consistency and a very low level of carbonation. The sourness is not too overwhelming and really lets the beer's own characteristics shine through. To me, I could drink this as an everyday sour if it were more accessible.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 13:37:39 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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kbutler1

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. 2009 vintage. Pours a murky reddish brown mahagony color with really no head. Pops with very little fanfare just a little "pop". What head there is is just a wispy white head. Really nice sour aroma coming from the nose with a mix of cherries and some oak. Lots of lemon in the nose as well. The taste starts off subtle then builds to a nice level of sourness with hints of lemon and cherries. Some acetone type flavors as well. One of the most sour I have had in a while. The sourness really lingers on this one. Light mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 13:14:14 | More by kbutler1
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rtepiak

Poland

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beer that hit it just right and kick you in the balls in the wallet.

First off, its great but where do you draw the line for an old brune. This is too brisk. I don't get a malt definition. The look and odor is all there...tart cherry, balsamic, and an intense lambic floral. Great beer. Rather lean. Just because its sour doesn't give it the excuse of sour is ends all finish. Make it feel thicker... So it down for me like some of the other exceptions. Good. Not worth the 16 bucks. Buy yourself a rodanbach sixer of the plain stuff for 10 instead. Its just as good.

wow... this is the one time that i can safely say that i don't agree with this review after having it a year later. may be a different batch or an older bottle but his was fantastic with a beautiful tart note... nice linkage to the back end of the beer with a hints of chocolate and vanilla. smooth as marbles.

average of reviews.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 07:54:43 | More by rtepiak
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crusian

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle from some random place in CA.

pours a deep rich dark brown...
smells like a sour... but better than others I have had.
blah blah blah... cutting to the chase here.

this is the best sour I have ever had. I am not a huge fan of the style, but saw it and had to try it based on the hype... and honestly... may be the only beer I have had that is actually worth the hype. Damn good. if you see it, buy it.
as a sour it is the most balanced... sours, typically hit me ad dont finish well, but this one really does.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 21:42:15 | More by crusian
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GbVDave

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 12.7oz bottle into a white wine glass. Special thanks to Tom for the hook-up!

A: Tiny pop when I pulled the cork. Barely any pressure behind it. Pours a murky dark carmel brown with a thin layer of off-white foam on top. The head quickly disappears and leaves a pretty lifeless looking beer.

S: Vinegar, sodden oak, and tart cherries. Quite fragrant.

T: See above with a slight (and welcome) sweet caramel flavor. Tart green apple and more oak than in the nose.

M: Tart, tangy, and quite acidic. Pretty darn astringent.

D: Dry, acidic, and actually quite refreshing. Gonna need a drink of water after this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 17:09:57 | More by GbVDave
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Vintage. Poured from a corked and caged 375ml. bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with schen9303.

A: Cork comes out with little more than a pop and I can already tell... the saga of Flat Abbey continues. Pours no head, just a ring of coarse, white bubbles at the edge of the glass. Beer is a pretty, clear, deep amber. Lacing is stringy, with moderate stick.

S: Cherry, oak, vinegar, ethanol, raspberry puree. Overall feel is of musty fruit and red berry soy sauce syrup.

T: Cherry tartness is surprisingly present upfront. Slight yeasty bitterness. Vinegar, ethanol, wood, moss, and dirt. Dry and puckering finish leads to a tart-all-over aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, very low to no carbonation, oily, and sticky in the mouth. Finish is dry and aftertaste is messy and sticky.

D: Another what-could've been beer from Lost Abbey. Properly carbonated, I'd think that this beer would be much better than its already-above-average-but-flat incarnation. Good subtle but dense flavor has nice complexity that carbonation might serve to separate well. Also, may spice up a mouthfeel that is a bit lifeless at times.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 00:32:29 | More by SpeedwayJim
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks out to cmurren25 for this wonderful brew. Pours a hazed and sedimentated amber color. Foam is nice for a sour and lacing is even better. Pretty looking bruin.

Nose is light vinegar and sour cherries. A little bit of wood and vanilla. Even some smoke comes in at the end. Nice and complex, puckers up quick and then dies off.

Plenty tart but not super sour, seems like barrel aging at its finest! Balances the sour, wood and fruity tartness perfectly. Little bit of brettomyces comes through...WOW, this is incredible. I knew I shouldnt have shared this! I could drink one of these every day till the day I died, easily one of the top 5 beers I have ever had. In fact, I feel my review suffers because I didnt even want to put my glass down to write anything while enjoying the experience.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 18:19:54 | More by twiggamortis420
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ptykozoon

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pop! Appearance is medium dirty brown with a hint of orange, there is a small greyish-brown head which dissipates fast. Lots of sea monkeys floating about. Not the prettiest beer ever, but appropriate for the style.

Smells like success i.e. sourness! Orange peel, sour fruits and a dry woody scent.

Tastes refined, balanced nicely and is just what I was expecting. Tastes like a mellow supplication, less sour; more sweet. Cherries are distinct and at the forefront as well as the aftertaste. The oak barrels are there but restrained. This is one hell of a refreshing brew to be sure. The only downside is that it tastes just a bit dull, there is a very slight wateriness to it, could be the low abv.

Mouthfeel is exceptional as well, bites the tongue a bit with carbonation/sourness/alcohol but is balanced out with a fruity sweetness. Very bitter on the throat. Be prepared for a strong aftertaste as well; this beer sticks on the tongue for a while..

Drinkability is hard to beat (although you'll probably want a glass of water to wash down the dryness after you finish it). Can't taste the alcohol too much, and clocking in at only 5% I could drink a whole lot of this. A 750ml bottle would suit this beer much much much better. Overall a lovely tasting drink but it just needs a little kick, lacks something: perhaps a beefier abv, a touch of sourness, one more of this or a hint more of that and this brew would be stellar.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 03:50:12 | More by ptykozoon
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berkey

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. From notes 07/18/10.

The cork was released with a reassuring 'pop'. Beer pours a ruby tinted dark brown color with a fairly large moderately well retained khaki colored head.

Smell is surprisingly spot on for the style. Wood and a mildly pungent funkiness are primary while the sour cherry aroma plays a secondary role just like most in the style that don't actually have any fruit added. I was wondering why this is called an Oud Bruin and not an American Wild Ale but so far it makes sense.

Flavor mostly mirrors the aroma which is a good thing. Funk stays under control while cherries stay subtle. Oak continues to play a big part though the vinegar-like notes are milder than expected. Overall still fairly similar to the more familiar European varieties out there. I half expected this to be more along the lines of RR Supplication but the restrained sourness and more subtle fruit take this in a slightly different direction. I prefer that beer for it's uniqueness but this is solid as well. My only (small) gripe is a wish for a little more intensity on the flavor. Not as excited about it at half way through the glass as I was on my first sip.

One of the better American versions of the style I've tried. I'd prefer a little more tartness but if you like the European versions like Rodenbach then this one is worth a shot. Just be aware it's a little more subdued.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 18:47:42 | More by berkey
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augustgarage

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Rodenbach flute/tulip.

Fire brick body with flame highlights - a vigorous pour yields a thin layer of wheat colored foam. Decent lacing.

The oak is very present in the nose - with pungent funk and floral notes along with complex fruity esters, citrus, and a hint of sherry (though not oxidation).

Highly acidic on the palate - sour cherries, sour grapes, a touch of champagne vinegar. Malt and spices emerge towards the finish which is tart and dry with dark rye and even anise notes in the aftertaste. Vinuous yet quite sour over all.

When held in the mouth, the tartness ramps up higher and higher and synergizes with an astringent twinge. Medium-light bodied, light carbonation, but this works well considering the acidity.

Brisk and refreshing with enough oaky complexity to sustain your interest. I wish I could get a 750mL bottle of this for the price, but this is a great domestic example of the style in any case.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 01:46:03 | More by augustgarage
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BS68280

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one of the beers I picked up to drink on my vacation out here in San Diego. I can't tell what vintage it says, but it looks like is says vintage 2010.

A: It looks a fairly clear mahogany, ruby brown. A little bit of tan head. The head fades quickly and only stays around the edges after that.

S: This even smells sour. I am starting to think this beer might be infected(i kid, i kid). Sour apples, sour grapes, sour cherries, and funk.

T: One of the more tart brews i have had and I absolutely love it. Sour cherries, grapes, and a sort of earthy grassy aftertaste.

M: Very strong carbonation, acidic. Left with the feeling that i just ate some sour fruits.

D: Not for the light of heart when it comes to sours. Only 5% and you can't tell it is there at all.

Edit: I just had this on draft at the brewery... it was a much different beer. It wasn't quite as tart and had a much spicier taste. It almost tasted like a sour version of pumking.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 17:27:37 | More by BS68280
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my White Birch glass. The beer is a murky amber/brown with ruby edges. There is a thick frothy bone white head that slowly fades, leaving sticky foamy lacing on the walls of the glass.

The smell is vinegar, tart cherries, brown sugar and barrel. The brown sugar and tart cherries combine in the nose to create a very inviting candied sugar scent. The sweetness is pleasant, but it's definitely overpowered by the vinegar and sour cherries.

The taste matches the smell perfectly. The tart cherries hit the tongue first, followed by intense citrus sourness; mostly lemon juice and orange peels. Beyond the initial burst of sour there is a nice brown sugar sweet note that introduces the musty barrel flavors well, creating a slight balance before the vinegary sour finish.

The beer is light bodied, well carbonated and just balanced enough to not be too-sour. The low abv compliments the flavors well, and the dry finish and tartness of the beer invite further drinking. This is a good beer that I will definitely seek out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 01:39:11 | More by rpstevens
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busternuggz

California

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into a Belgian glass. 2010 vintage.
Has a nice ruby-brown color, leaves a thin pinkish-white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves some spotty lacing and coats the glass thinly with a swirl.
Showed some smells of cherries, had sort of a tart cherry pie quality, along with a mixture of red wine and balsamic vinegar, some oakiness, and a little bit of strawberry preserves.
The taste comes on with a tart, somewhat earthy punch, red wine/balsamic vinegar, tart cherries, and a little rhubarb. Ends tart and crisp.
Pretty carbonated but not too much. Has a fairly thin texture but leaves a nice coating on the tongue that lasts a little while after swallowing.
The tartness makes you pause a bit but it's pretty smooth.
This one definitely has classic oud bruin characters but lacks some richness. I liked Kuhnenn Old Brune as a cherry oud bruin better. I would like to try an older vintage some time.

Unnecessary side note: a milk stout tastes weird after two oud bruins.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 03:30:36 | More by busternuggz
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split the 375 ML bottle with my wife before heading out for a birthday dinner. Got this bottle from my buddy John (sideswipe) in one of our excellent trades! Thanks bud!

This is a creamy tannish brown with a sticky white frothy one-finger head. The retention and lace are incredible for the style! The beer is a little murky with a little bit of sediment in the bottom of my glass.

Smell is big on oaky, vinegar, and sour cherry notes. A slight charred roasty note is there, though I'm not sure if it from the malts or the barrel. The flavor is just right-- a nice sweetness and a big acidic bite of vinegar and sour cherries is excellent, and fits with the earthy and oaky notes. This is one of the most sour oude bruins I've had-- but still mantains a sense of being well-balanced. Absolutely delicious.

The beer is a little thicker than I'd expect for the style, but the excellent level of carbonation makes it quite easy to drink-- almost a smooth creaminess on the finish. Very well made beer that I would be happy to have more!

On deck for later tonight are a BBQ and a Flying Mouflan-- but I'm afraid this one will overshadow the others! Absolutely a great beer

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 20:10:06 | More by AleWatcher
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jeffthecheff

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared from Joe during our double brew day. Pours a dark-red/brown color, with a tiny bit of a tan head.

The aroma is vinegary and oaky, with a touch of grape, berries, and cherries with non coming out on top. In the taste, the cherries do win the fruit battle, bringing a rich accent to the malty, funky, vinegar flavors. The mouthfeel is thick and slick, with a low carbonation and a little bit of astringency. I would have liked a cripser cherry flavor, with more lactic acid and a higher carbonation, but this is what the style is so I can't really complain too much.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 18:57:19 | More by jeffthecheff
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Memphis Tap Room Meet the brewer night on 2/23/10. Pours dark burgundy with very little head. Aroma of fig, prune, along with some cherry and dry earth. Just a hint of sweetness in the flavor, then an incredible sour cherry citrus. This was so incredibly balanced and not overpowering. Very clean feel with a nice aftertaste. Even without the head, lively carbonation on the tongue. Definitely glad I got to try this one!

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2010 04:43:09 | More by ChrisPro
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CrellMoset

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle as an extra courtesy of guezedude - many thanks! Poured in to a cervoise. 2009 vintage (uh oh).

Appearance: Pours a dull, turgid, muddy sepia, opaque a short distance in from the edge of the glass though partially transparent near the rim, and even the most vigorous of pours from the (adorable, as always) bottle yields only about half a finger of lightly beiged head that disappears completely inside five seconds. The only remnants it ever even existed are a few streaks (and ultimately, a few glittery dots) of side lacing and a thin, wispy dusting of surface lace sitting near the center of the glass. Yep - this one's dead, and, to be fair, it didn't have a lot of margin for error, given the general unattractiveness of the hue to begin with.

Aroma: A dark, sweaty, sweet, and mildly tart brew. Sour cherries and tart apple notes intermingle with fruit cake and other moderately roasted bready notes intermingle nicely, a little heavier than I would have expected, sort of settling low in the nose. The sourness is mostly acidic, coming across like a nice thick vinegar, but there is also a kiss of moderate funk.

Taste: Tart vinegar and mild milky lactic tartness coat the tongue pretty thoroughly, intermingling well with sour cherries, tropical fruits, sour apples, and pears, and a little less well with light toffee and caramel malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slick, oily, and cleansing, but absolutely devoid of carbonation. Given the general brightness of the flavor profile and high level of cleansing, shiny acidity, the lack of carbonation is probably less of a problem (relatively) here than it is with the appearance, but it's still quite offputting, especially after a while.

Drinkability: Well, aside from: 1) the complete lack of carbonation; and 2) the odd blob of yeast that remained intact and was floating around on the surface of this one, somewhat scarily, this seems like it was a pretty good beer - well-made (substance-wise, not process-wise), low in alcohol, and refreshing. I think I have a friend with a 2010 bottle, so I hope to have the opportunity to review it in the spirit it was intended.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 01:10:51 | More by CrellMoset
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 120z bottle into a Chimay branded chalice.

A: Brown/copper - mellow head with small amounts of lacing.

S: Vinegar, cherry and vanilla with a nice strong yeast finish.

T: Sour cherry, somewhat tanic with a crisp woody finish.

M: Dry, light-bodied with nice carbonation.

D: Smooth and light. If I could afford it, i'd drink these all night.

One of the best beers in town at the moment. Worth every penny!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 05:52:05 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Mora2000

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bmwgirl9606 for sending me this bottle.

2010 vintage. The beer pours a slightly hazy brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is tart with some oak, vanilla, brown sugar and cherry. The flavor is heavy on the tart cherries with some oak and lemons mixed in as well. There is also a nice sweetness that resembles brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An excellent beer. So happy I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 03:57:09 | More by Mora2000
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Halcyondays

California

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep red mahognay with a soft fizzy off-white head, good lace.

S: Acetic acid/barrel character, cherries, maple syrup.

T: Red wine vinegar, cherries are there but understated from the ale as a whole. Interesting Left Bank Bordeaux type character with a lot of cassis mid-palate after the sweet cherries pass. Sweet malty finish. Pleasantly acidic through and through.

M: Moderate/high acidity, but less than La Folie for sure though beer is reminiscent of that ale in a lot of ways. Not bashful. Quite smooth even though my palate is puckering by the end.

D: This is an excellent Oud Bruin, clearly well made and full of flavour. It's so ridiculously expensive, Rodenbach Grand Cru is 1/3 of the price, so not something I'll buy again unless it's on-tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 21:18:14 | More by Halcyondays
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this in a monster box from 6daysbottomocean in the Whale BIF 3. 375ml bottle. Thanks again!

Appearance- Pours a dark, very slightly crimson tinged, hazy brown into my snifter. A moderately aggressive pour yields about a finger of slightly tan head on top which to my surprise sticks around for quite awhile. Eventually dies back to a sheet across the top. Lots of beading carbonation in the body of the beer and a very small amount of lacing.

Smell- Very vinous with lots of oak present. Smells of dark tart cherries, some red wine grapes, and barrel. A little bit of vanilla even perhaps, not sure exactly where I'm getting that from, but maybe off of the barrel. Finishes with a strong whiff of lactic tartness.

Taste- Once again, very tart and very vinous. Lots of tart fruit flavors. Barrels really show through as well, adding a rich woodiness to the palate as well. Finishes on a very strong acidic note.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel was good for the style with enough, but not too much, carbonation. Drinkability was pretty good for me as well given the good flavor profile and nice tartness. However, I'm a sour head, and if you aren't this may be a touch tart for you.

Overall, a very solid shot at an oud bruin from Lost Abbey. I'm generally very impressed by the sours I've had of theirs and this one didn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 19:21:16 | More by boatshoes
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle of what looks to be the 2010 edition since it is the new style of bottle that LA and RR have been using. Thanks to mattolesh for hooking this up. It gushed a bit upon opening and had a super huge head. I have to ding the appearance because I got a ton of sediment all throughout this beer that was kind of chunky. The smell was sour cherry-like, not bad at all. The taste had some muted cherry qualities, dirty, funkiness a bit, and a good sour twang. This was not bad at all but compared to some of the other LA sours I was a little disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 21:14:36 | More by ArrogantB
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pennywhistle

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Absolutely delicious. It's incredibly sour when first sipped, but has a warmer and sweeter aftertaste. Very pleasant to drink. It's foggy and dark red, almost resembling pomegranate juice in the glass. It doesn't look very carbonated, but was surprisingly bubbly.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2010 22:05:29 | More by pennywhistle
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a small head that dissipates rather quickly. The body is dark maroon and slightly transparent.

Smell is weird, lots of vinegar and funky aromas. Not like any other beer I have smelled.

Taste is slightly tart with quite a bit of vinegar and dry finish. Another carbonated beer from Lost Abbey, whaddaknow. Leathery dry finish for a flanders oud bruin. Very good beer to try though, more funky and sour than other beer I have had from the style.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with a very dry finish.

Drinkability is pretty good, not something you want to drink quickly, it's a nice sipper. Another quality beer from the Lost Abbey.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 03:48:05 | More by pmccallum86
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