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Lost Abbey Red Poppy in CA?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by TheAngryBurrito, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Savant (300) California Jan 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    I have not heard that this was releasing yet (just that it would be Mid-Winter), but El Cerrito Liquor just posted on Facebook that they have this in. Has anyone seen it anywhere else?
  2. stealth

    stealth Champion (765) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    I've been on the waiting list @ beership for 8-9 months and haven't heard anything yet...
  3. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (685) California Apr 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Barons in murrieta has had it on the shelves since last release, still there now. Not sure about the new release though.

    Also just to ask, do you think it's worth twice the price of Cuvée Des Jacobins?
  4. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Savant (355) Kentucky Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    Definitely, but not on a regular basis. I was kind of disappointed the Jacobins is filtered and not bottle fermented.
  5. Shakory

    Shakory Aficionado (185) Wisconsin Jan 10, 2013

    just had a red poppy from trade recently, very tasty
  6. I almost bought a bottle today actually... my timing was beautiful, but I was persuaded to buy a Cantillon haha.
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  7. Fresh

    Fresh Aficionado (230) California Dec 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Saw it at local bottle shop in Orange County, CA today
  8. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (710) California Oct 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    i saw it on shelves in santa cruz this passed weekends. while its good the price point for size always makes me pass
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  9. how long do you guys think red poppy could age and be worth it?
  10. vacax

    vacax Advocate (675) California Jun 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    Cuvee de Jacobins is a good beer and all, but pales in direct comparison. I did a blind test with Oude Tart, La Folie, and Jacobins and it got absolutely slaughtered.
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  11. Abes 6 pack in Bethlehem still has it. I bought one a while back and enjoyed but not for the high pricetag. Rather just drink a $7 Rodenbach.
  12. Which shop if I may ask?
  13. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (685) California Apr 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    I agree all of the other beers listed are overall better, but I really do enjoy jacobins at the price and availability. I really really enjoy pouring an equal amount of Framboise with a sour brown like red poppy or jacobins. I close my eyes and pretend its a track 5.
  14. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    honestly i think it's one of the 10~20 best beers in america, but i buy it rarely due to price. if you like sour cherry, you'll like red poppy. one of the most accurate bits of ad copy i've ever read (shit about the beer being a celebration/explosion of sour cherry or whatever; delivers that a hundred fold).
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  15. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Advocate (550) Pennsylvania Nov 4, 2008 Beer Trader

    2012 is still on shelves by me. $25-27/375ml though, which is too steep for me given all the other quality options out there.
  16. Fresh

    Fresh Aficionado (230) California Dec 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hacienda Beverage (Brea). Its the smaller bottle and was 15.99
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  17. dcgunman

    dcgunman Advocate (535) California Jul 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    this just showed up at Stearns Liquor!!
  18. luwak

    luwak Savant (405) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yeah for those thinking about the money i'd say: don't hesitate if you are into sour red stuff.
    This beer is fantastic!
  19. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (685) California Apr 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Wow those are way over priced, the 2012 is still on the shelves at 12.99 here.
  20. oregone

    oregone Savant (385) Oregon Jul 2, 2008

    Huh. I'll have to try this again some time. Don't know the age of the bottle, but our impression was watery, washed out and 'muddy' flavors with gentle acidity. Really tame and nondescript.
    I don't like beat you over the head sours and prefer balance and complexity. This just had... Well, not much there.
  21. They also just got some Supplication in, and for a few bucks less I'd definitely take that instead.
  22. El Cerrito Liquor has it at 16.99 but I think I'm gonna pass. Lost Abbey bottles are just never worth the high cost. Maybe I'll buy one just to send out as an extra in a trade
  23. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Savant (300) California Jan 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    A friend who lives in Long Beach is headed over there to pick up a bottle for me. Hopefully they will still be in when he gets off work.
  24. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (270) California Jul 7, 2012

    Mr kegs in HB had it yesterday when I picked up some sucaba. Don't remember the pricepoint exactly, but around 15/bottle.
  25. jamex

    jamex Savant (295) California Feb 13, 2010

    It's in San Diego. I saw it yesterday on the shelf.
  26. Valley Beverage and Vendome TL put it on twitter today. I tried last years. Good stuff but pricy.
  27. Deltoro

    Deltoro Savant (470) Florida Sep 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    me and a buddy cracked open a 2011 red poppy, supplication and consecration during super bowl weekend and we both thought that the aged red poppy blew the others away but dont get me wrong those rr sours are great but man that red poppy was incredible!
  28. Saw Poppy, Deliverance Ale, and Angels Share at Bill's in Atwater when I was there a few hours ago.
  29. Angst

    Angst Savant (270) California Nov 8, 2007 Beer Trader

    Saw some at Whole Foods in Westwood.
  30. Still sitting on shelves in San Diego. $17.99
  31. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Savant (300) California Jan 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    Damn, Stearns was out by the time my friend got over there. Maybe I should just drive down to the brewery.