Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by CoolJosh:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Split by Treyrab, poured from a 375mL bottle into a Lost Abbey Tulip.
Pours a hazy dark red with no head yield, but a small white ring around the top of the glass. No lacing is left behind. There is a lot of carbonation apparent which lines the sides of the glass completely.
The yeast smells really nice in this beer as the brett characteristics are a little bit more subdued then some of the other LA wild ales I have had. There is a sweet cherry pie scent that flourishes well in combination with a floral accent. This beer smells a lot like cotton candy.
The taste is much different from what I anticipated based off of the smell. Very acetic and a little bit vinous. There is a very well executed taste of vinegar which plays well with the high level of acidity. Mouth puckering tart sour cherries mixed with sour apples. The mouthfeel is relatively thin and is very sharp with the high level of carbonation. All in all, a little bit sweet, incredibly sour, and a fairly subdued oaky flavor all combine to make this beer a top choice for a flanders red. I could easily have continued to drink this beer all night.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2009 01:11:50 | More by CoolJosh
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4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A- pours a deep ruddy brown hue with little to no head.
s - cherry, plum, candied fruit
t- starts of with a deep sour cherry flavor that ebbs into a strong wheatiness. Dry.
m- thick and effervescent
d- really great beer. Deep sourness rounded out by wheat.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 23:03:42 | More by Lothore
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
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