Lost Abbey Red Poppy in CA?

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  1. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Aspirant (217) Jan 6, 2013 California
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    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 Zealot (508) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    I've been on the waiting list @ beership for 8-9 months and haven't heard anything yet...
  3. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (452) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    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 Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Kentucky
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    Definitely, but not on a regular basis. I was kind of disappointed the Jacobins is filtered and not bottle fermented.
  5. Shakory

    Shakory Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wisconsin

    just had a red poppy from trade recently, very tasty
  6. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 California

    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 Initiate (171) Dec 27, 2012 California
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    Saw it at local bottle shop in Orange County, CA today
  8. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (968) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    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. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 California

    how long do you guys think red poppy could age and be worth it?
  10. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    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. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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. Barronofbeers

    Barronofbeers Initiate (122) Dec 12, 2012 California

    Which shop if I may ask?
  13. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (452) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    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 Meyvn (1,474) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    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 Devotee (417) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    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 Initiate (171) Dec 27, 2012 California
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    Hacienda Beverage (Brea). Its the smaller bottle and was 15.99
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  17. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (732) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    this just showed up at Stearns Liquor!!
  18. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    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 Devotee (452) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    Wow those are way over priced, the 2012 is still on the shelves at 12.99 here.
  20. oregone

    oregone Disciple (357) Jul 2, 2008 Oregon

    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. PlinyTheYoungest

    PlinyTheYoungest Aspirant (210) Jun 30, 2009 California

    They also just got some Supplication in, and for a few bucks less I'd definitely take that instead.
  22. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    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 Aspirant (217) Jan 6, 2013 California
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    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 Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    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 Aspirant (244) Feb 13, 2010 California

    It's in San Diego. I saw it yesterday on the shelf.
  26. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    Valley Beverage and Vendome TL put it on twitter today. I tried last years. Good stuff but pricy.
  27. Deltoro

    Deltoro Devotee (490) Sep 15, 2012 Florida
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    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. thedirtyname

    thedirtyname Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 California

    Saw Poppy, Deliverance Ale, and Angels Share at Bill's in Atwater when I was there a few hours ago.
  29. Angst

    Angst Initiate (174) Nov 8, 2007 California
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    Saw some at Whole Foods in Westwood.
  30. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    Still sitting on shelves in San Diego. $17.99
  31. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Aspirant (217) Jan 6, 2013 California
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    Damn, Stearns was out by the time my friend got over there. Maybe I should just drive down to the brewery.
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