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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,574 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,574
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 511
Gots: 481 | FT: 36
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just bought this after finishing my GMAT. 375 ml caged and cork bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Finger and a half light tan head. Very hazy brown color. Takes awhile to reside to a patchy layer of foam with a bunch of small to medium sized bubbles. The head clings to the sides of the glass after it resides, already showing evidence of lacing. The lacing is actually ridiculous. A serious wall of foam.

Very sour smelling. Smells of sour cherries. Evidence of oak and peaty wood. Very vague roasted malt and caramel.

Sour red cherry, a light caramel/vaguely roasted malt, peat, oak, smoke, vanilla. A tiny bit of bitter resiny hops. An interesting nutty aftertaste with hints of vanilla. Seriously complex.

Light bodied. Kinda of low carbonation. Small bubbles that touch the tongue and move on, not very prickly.

A fantastic sour. Solidly drinkable. Reminds me of a lighter bodied Supplication or Cuvee de Tomme, but still tons of flavor for the abv.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sharing a bottle with my wife tonight. Bliss.

2009 vintage.

The beer appears a crimson sunburst hue, with an eighth inch of head that quickly settles to a thin layer and holds. The aroma is fabulous, with funk, cherries, wild yeast, and oak. The taste follows suit, and makes my cheeks pucker in delight upon the first sip. Insanely good, I want to trade for more of this immediately. The finish contains a healthy dose of vinegar and acetic notes, but is no way harsh. Quite the opposite, I wish I had a growler of this. My new favorite Flanders Oud Bruin.

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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,574 ratings.