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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,568 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,568
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 510
Gots: 482 | FT: 37
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Perhaps no country embraces the use of fruit in beers more so than Belgium. Numerous traditional as well as regional specialty ales are infused with every sort of fruit imaginable. In this way, the flavor of the fruit becomes especially prominent.

Red Poppy Ale is a veritable celebration of Sour Cherries in an explosion of aromas and tastes. Brewed from a brown ale base and aged in our oak barrels for over 6 months, this beer is not for the faint of heart.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-07-2007)
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Reviews by nova009:
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nova009

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a snifter

A- pours a dark murky brown, red tints appear when held to light, very little head but what is there is popping with carbonation bubbles, spotty to little lacing

S- woah, you get hit with a lot of oud bruin type funk right off the bat, vinegar, slightly fruity, my mouth is watering, would have liked to have gotten more cherry in the nose

T- wow, tart tart tart, funk is strongly apparent, mouth puckering, vinegar, tart cherry, one of the most sour beers ive ever tasted and i love jolly pumpkin beers

M- medium body, pretty high carbonation, dry wine-like finish

O- I like this beer a lot, it is not the best of the style, that being said it is still delicious and its one of the most sour beers ive ever had, the big thing that would keep me from buying this again is the price, way too high for a 12.7oz bottle, other than that it was a pleasure to drink

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 21:55:43 | More by nova009
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A-hazy brown to slight red color with a a nice light tan head and minimal lace

S-sour cherries, red wine vinegar, slight red wine and funk, hint of sweetness

T-sour cherries, red wine vinegar, oak, light caramel sweetness, slight funk, light red wine and vanilla

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, tart and dry finish

O-tasty Flanders Red ale with nice flavors, but a little high priced for what you get relative to alternatives

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Thank you very much for this, Jason!

Cherryish, murky brown color with a decent head. Intense vinous aromas, along with ripe sour-cherries, which get covered up by a tart sourness and oakiness, giving a lot of character to the nose, resulting in a more-wine-than-beer impression, very intriguing melange.

Begins with a fantastic tart sourness, which strikes the palate from the very first moment. Comes along with a lively carbonation, leading to a refreshing fruit impression, as cherries become detectable. This taste gets mixed up with earthy, wooden oak in a very convincing way, while a sparkling wine impression still adds up with the gentle cherry sweetness, which tastes almost like marmelade. All ingredients are in fantastic balance to each other, the cherries to not dominate the palate, due to a very leathery oak presence, coated up by buttery malts. At the same time acidic sourness gives the cherries a zingy fruitiness, with results in a complex vinous body, containing hints of vinegar. Enjoyable, matured, mild cherries define the finish, supported by earth, soft malts.

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