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Double Red Poppy - The Lost Abbey

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Double Red Poppy
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 83
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

dwagner003, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

AdamP, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

JOrtt, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jaasen64, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Chambic
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

Chambic, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Armsby Abbey for Lost Abbey takeover.

Pours a light fizzy head, dark murky brown color.

Nose has dark fruits, tart fruits, a sour mash malt, lots of fruit, hint of caramel, brown malts, etc.

Taste is super fruity, lots of tart cherry, sour malt, brown malt, almost but not quite cough syrupy like, plenty of balotin cherry, sweet malts and syrup, bit of acidity, not flemmy either, dry finish, super tart as well, more cherry and a bit of fruit lingering. Fairly sweet overall.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall not bad, decent flanders, nice fruits, malts, sour and tart flavors, not really acidic or flemmy, fairly drinkable.

jlindros, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

nickhiller, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

oline73, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Colosdog, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of stakem
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.

stakem, Jul 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

nevins, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

DonFrap, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Johnny_Danger, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

DoctorB2B, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

zestar, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Miamilice, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

yourefragile, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

djrn2, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ADTaber, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

WMEugene, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
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.

Knapp85, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of nimbleprop
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.

nimbleprop, Mar 19, 2013
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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.

dmsohyea, Jun 18, 2011
Double Red Poppy from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.