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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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Miamilice

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-05-2012 18:01:39 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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nevins

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this at the Armsby Abbey on the Lost Abbey takeover night. Enjoyed as an 8 ounce pour.

A - Pours a light ruddy brown, nice garnet hue with a nice over one finger head that left really good lacing and a thin white cloud.

S - Smell is excellent of great tart cherries and sourness. Good vinegar notes too along with some nice brown sugar qualities.

T - Taste is very good too, though I don't get much difference in taste as I do the regular Red Poppy. Lots of those sour cherries, sugar, and vinegar notes. Not quite as vinegary as the regular, but the cherries do shine a bit more.

M - Mouthfeel I thought was a little worse than the regular version. Not quite as carbonated and crisp as before. Still good though.

O - Overall this was a very enjoyable beer. I do love Flanders Reds and this shows off why. Great sourness, fruits, and funk.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 04:43:06 | More by rudzud
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-02-2012 04:51:55 | More by DoctorB2B
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-04-2012 12:28:20 | More by rowingbrewer
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-25-2011 23:38:25 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-23-2011 05:57:52 | More by jh1982
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-20-2011 00:38:39 | More by xnicknj
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jerz

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-16-2011 06:24:19 | More by jerz
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-15-2011 18:17:27 | More by HopStoopid120
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-15-2011 03:42:15 | More by Levitation
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-15-2011 02:43:48 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2011 01:28:29 | More by JAHMUR
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 18:05:25 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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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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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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Night of the Barrels 2011. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dirty dark garnet color with an off-white head and a good amount of lacing on the way down. The cherries really dominate throughout. Regular Red Poppy has enough when fresh, but this takes it to another level. Interesting to note is that Tomme said that no new cherries are added; rather, the regular version is combined with extra cherry juice when kegging. Good lactic character with a bit of oak, as well as some acetic acid. The latter is mild.

The flavor does a beautiful job combining acidity with the fruit and then throwing in a bit of oak and tannin for good measure. Nice complexity and a dominant fruit presence. Supremely tart with mild notes of acetic acid. Oak carries through the finish. Fantastic brew. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2011 23:37:03 | More by Thorpe429
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mdfb79

New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 03/11/11 notes. Had on tap at Night of the Barrels up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a murky ruby red color with less than an inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour cherries, sour raspberries, vinegar, oak, and other tart fruits. Little bit of funk as well, but not too much; much more of a sour fruit thing going on in the nose.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, oak, sour dark fruits, and some funk. A little more oak and funk than the nose, but that tart cherries is up front again. Great taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A really great sour from Lost Abbey. Unfortunately I haven't had the normal Red Poppy yet, but would love to have this one again. Lots of tart cherries and sour fruits in the nose and taste.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2011 22:47:38 | More by mdfb79
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Paulydeets

New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at EBF 2011 Night of the Barrels.

Looks like I expected, deep red in color with a very light head which Ive come accustomed to with my LA experiences.

Smell reaks of cherries with slight oak and funky undertones.

Cherries come out really nice in this, then the oak and a little tart with a subtle funkiness on the finish. Very, very good.

Mouthfeel is near perfect. Carbonation is not too high and not too low, just where it needs to be.

This was very drinkable and I wish this was bottled. Picked up some of 2011 Red Poppy the next day and am looking forward to trying it, hopefully I wont be let down.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 02:48:33 | More by Paulydeets
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nickd717

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hell yeah, thanks to cloudskipper for sharing this tick at Lost Abbey night at City Beer after it ran out. Over on the other site this is listed as an alias of Red Poppy, but that's BS in my opinion, as this is a considerably different brewski (and a superior one if you ask me).

Cloudy deep burgundy in color with a small off-white head. Looks more or less how it should, if not particularly attractive.

The aroma is massive cherries, really intense. Some oakiness and funk as well as slight vinegar as well.

Huge, huge cherry flavor. Just jumps out of the glass at you. Damn tasty, oaky, mildly funky and tart.

Slight acidity on the palate with a nice tingling from the fruit and tartness that is typical of Lost Abbey sours.

I like this one a lot. Good job, Tomme.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2011 17:50:19 | More by nickd717
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womencantsail

California

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Stone Sour Fest

A: The pour is the same murky mahogany color that Red Poppy is, with a nice off-white head.

S: The cherries are certainly noticeable, and that's what I was expecting. Good oak notes as well, a mild mustiness, and a hint of acetic acid along.

T: The flavor is completely dominated by the cherries and the wood. The two battle back and forth, each sip seems to alternate which characteristic is more prevalent. There is a more complex flavor than with regular Red Poppy, that seems to have additional some yeast esters. Not overly sour, but nicely tart.

M: The body is medium with a rolling and smooth carbonation. This one is bone dry.

D: As to whether I like this or "regular" Red Poppy more, I can't really say. Both were quite enjoyable and different in their own ways.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2010 06:17:02 | More by womencantsail
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Overlord

California

4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours an orange brown with quite a bit of sediment. Some ruby highlights, maybe.

Smells like bursting cherry and oak notes. Very solid flavor, like drinking ripe, soured cherries dropped with oak chips and a bit of ... spice? Hmm...maybe that's some component of the aging process.

Sour, but not overwhelmingly so. A fair amount of carbonation. Really enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2010 07:15:43 | More by Overlord
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Chambic

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: a murky, light brown

S: cherries are definitely there!

T: yes, the cherries, but also brown sugar and some kind of spice. When I mentioned cinnamon, Tomme neither confirmed nor denied. The mellow tartness let all those other flavors shine.

M: great level of carbonation

D: highly quaffable, this is a great Lost Abbey treat

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2010 19:38:29 | More by Chambic
Double Red Poppy from The Lost Abbey
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