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Double Red Poppy - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 83
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 01-18-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Flanders style Red Ale with Sour Cherries (double normal amount)
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 20
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4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special version brewed just for O'Briens 15th Anniversary, even better than the normal version if you can believe that, reviewed from notes, color was a medium brown mixed with red tones, thin 3/4 inch slightly creamy tan head that dissipates quickly, some lacing, aroma is full of loads of cherries first and foremost, balsamic vinegar, oak, tart, earthiness, some mild spice, and fruit juice, flavor is like Red Poppy but with a lighter acidic feel and a lot more luring sweetness, taste is real nice and more mellow, finish still lasts almost a full minute, tastes like cherry juice was infused with the original batch, tart, sweet, lightly acidic, and fruity mouthfeel, medium bodied, moderate level of carbonation, could drink a whole lot of this, sweetness might takes it toll after a while but pretty easy to drink considering how much fruit went into this, one big thing I noticed from this one is the presence of more fruit, much sweeter and juicier but that is not a bad thing at all, wish the recipe stayed this way, wow the massive amounts of cherries that went into this did wonders, hope to see more of it in the future, recommended

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4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
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.

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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at City Beer Store for their Lost Abbey night. From notes jotted down after I got home.

A: It's funny that largadeer referred to this as looking like bile, because that was my first (unspoken) thought upon seeing the glass. It's a murky puce body that doesn't look all that appealing. Swirling produced a nice head that lasted for a minute or so.

S: Beautiful cherry aroma. Brown sugar, toast, oak, vanilla.

T: Tart red cherries up front, with a delicious brown sugar and toast flavor that defines a wonderful backbone. Great flavor contrast that prevents the beer from being too sweet or too tart. Small sourness in the mid-taste, with a tannic finish that brings out light vanilla.

M: Light-bodied... Well-carbed. I forgot to pay attention to how dry it was (if it was), but I had no trouble finishing the pour and don't seem to recall any lingering sweetness.

D: Well deserving of an A. Great beer. My only complaint is that I HATE the Lost Abbey pricing structure ($15 / 375mL, FML) and I just don't see myself getting more than one bottle, if that.

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On tap at Armsby Abbey. About an 8oz. pour served out of a wine glass. Reviewed from notes.

Served with a 1.5 finger fine, pink cream colored head with good retention. Beer is a cloudy mud water color. Lacing is spare and spotty. I know it contains fruit puree but the color is very off-turning.

Nose is sweet cherry and spice. Super clean and simple with a robust fruit presence. Moderately aromatic.

Opens cinnamon spice. Cherry and raspberry puree. Incredibly rich, thick, sweet red fruit with some mild tartness sprinkled in. Really unbelievable how much of a fruit component is in this one. Finish is more red fruit with a sweet, tart aftertaste. Possibly the best Flanders Red I've ever had.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth in the mouth and smooth going down. Messy finish with a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. Really thick here but excusable because of, again, the immense fruit component.

Never mind this being a Flanders Red or Wild ale, this is possible one of the best fruit-based beers I've ever had. Absolutely incredible.

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5oz or so pour at the toronado SD.

A: Murky brown. No head but decent lacing.

S: Good tart and sourness. Lots of sour cherries.

T/M: Loads of sour cherries with a healthy puckering tartness. A bit funky. Fuller mouthfeel.

D: easy drinking but damn expensive.

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Double Red Poppy from The Lost Abbey
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