Double Red Poppy | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by HopHead84 on 01-18-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
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81
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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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.

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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.

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Double Red Poppy from The Lost Abbey
4.29 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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