Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by dbc5:
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12.7 ounce corked and cage bottle poured into Southern Tier Pumking Tulip.
A: Pours a brown with ruby highlights. Moderate pour yields about a 1 finger cream colored head. Even after receding, a nice froth sticks around on the top of this beer and laces its way down the glass.
S: Definite cherries, but also picking up a surprising amount of the barrel, a burnt character, and even some caramel. The burnt character is a bit strange and throws me off just a bit. Doesn't smell as sour as I was expecting, might even smell more funky than sour. The nose suggests this might not be as dry as some other sours.
T: Cherries are very present and the sourness is far more apparent on the palate than it is on the nose. Do taste some of the vanilla and even a bit of the caramel that was apparent on the nose at the end of this one. As suspected, not as dry as some other sours. Cherries are the standout in this one.
M: Medium to high carbonation, medium body.
O: A really enjoyable beer, and one of the more cherry forward sours I have had. It really showcases the featured ingredient. I could stand for this one being a slight bit drier on the finish, but that is just my personal preference with sours.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2013 02:48:55 | More by dbc5
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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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