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Double Red Poppy - The Lost Abbey

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Double Red Poppy
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 81
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Flanders style Red Ale with Sour Cherries (double normal amount)

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 01-18-2009)
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Zman632


3/5  rDev -30.7%

03-15-2013 22:43:08 | More by Zman632
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -30.7%

05-12-2013 10:42:24 | More by GrindFatherBob
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seanh99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

03-02-2012 16:33:38 | More by seanh99
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Strega007

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

06-30-2013 06:25:15 | More by Strega007
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DocJitsu

California

3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber apple cider color with an antique white head. Mouthfeel is thin, watery, finishing dry. Very tart flavor of dusty fermented sour apple. This is not my style, but seems average to just above average for this style. It seems to compete with some of the more renowned sours from NoCal.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 22:42:28 | More by DocJitsu
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Graffy

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-21-2014 05:46:07 | More by Graffy
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

05-11-2014 23:56:13 | More by akang
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dmsohyea

California

3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Double cherry was on tap at the brewery during the V009 release. Reviewed from notes. Served in a taster glass.

Pour is light reddish brown with reasonably high amount of head. Bubbles are very large and porous similar to regular red poppy.

Smell is vinegar, red wine, and some brown sugar. The cherries come through in a nice brightness.

Tastes very sour. Tons of cherry and vinegar. The flavor profile is similar to regular red poppy, but the vinegar is toned down and the fruit is turned up. Tastes much better, but also much more sour than the regular version.

Body is a little thin, and carbonation is medium high.

Overall, a good, and very sour beer. The lower acetobacter was a huge improvement over regular poppy. This one is also good reasonably cold, which I can't say for the standard.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 23:38:06 | More by dmsohyea
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nimbleprop

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at EBF. Ratebeer won't recognize this entry, so I am rating it here. Pours a hazy, copper amber with some creamy white head. Nose of vinegar, strawberry, malt, raspberry. Flavor is the same, lots of berry, some vinegar, some malt, light lactic. Full, tart finish.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2013 01:08:22 | More by nimbleprop
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Since I'm a fan of the regular Red Poppy I made sure that I grabbed some of this at the EBF 2012. The beer poured out as a cloudy looking brown color with a tan colored head on top. The smell was BIG, this sucker has lots and lots of sour aromas coming off of it. The sour cherry and wooden barrel aromas are one of the strongest I've smelled in a beer here. The taste of the beer made me realize how much strong this beer can be, I actually made a face when swallowing this brew. The oak flavors with all that extra cherry really kick you in the teeth. The mouthfeel was similar the regular version I thought. Overall it's a very tart beer with a lot to offer to people who really enjoy this style. I still prefer the original version over this one though.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 06:05:01 | More by Knapp85
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-05-2012 22:52:26 | More by nickhiller
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-10-2012 21:55:07 | More by oline73
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-15-2011 04:13:16 | More by ygtbsm94
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-16-2013 12:12:53 | More by Colosdog
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken on my phone back in March. The pour yields a color of hazy brownish coloration, a bit of redness somewhat reminiscent of overly ripe cherries. An off-white head forms across the top. When swirled, it regains about a fingers strength and displays a lighter brown color.

The smell of this brew is tangy initially with some funk aspect, minerals and earth following. Again here the smell picks up a distinct character of overly ripened cherries. As the brew warms up some indications of vanilla and wood almost leathery at times evolves with a scent of brown sugar.

The taste is sour and sharp with a funky aspect somewhat like stinky cheese, vinegar and a peculiar plastic-like sourness. More sips reveal a minorly puckering quality. This brew displays a pitty, earthy quality from the funky elements yet displays a bright, fresh cherry flavor that contrasts some rotten or overly ripe cherry flavoring. Collectively, the light alcohol incorporation, cherry flavor and herbal aspect form a medicinal taste that lingers in the mouth.

This is a medium bodied brew that is fairly smooth in the feel. It boasts a modest level of carbonation and a big salivation factor. Quite easy drinking with a nice depth of flavor. This was a brew I was very anxious to try. When I finally got the chance I was a little let down, it doesn't provide much beyond the base brew. When I learned what made this a "double" version I was also a bit let down. Simply dumping cherry juice into the base and aging it longer didn't provide that much benefit in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 15:31:32 | More by stakem
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-15-2011 18:17:27 | More by HopStoopid120
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nevins

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-04-2012 20:45:14 | More by nevins
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-02-2013 00:33:37 | More by zestar
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Miamilice

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-05-2012 18:27:01 | More by Miamilice
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-26-2013 01:47:47 | More by yourefragile
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-19-2012 15:42:02 | More by djrn2
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-11-2013 01:18:12 | More by ADTaber
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WMEugene

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-06-2012 23:15:58 | More by WMEugene
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Double Red Poppy from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.