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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,563 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,563
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 505
Gots: 482 | FT: 38
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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4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey stemmed glass.

A - After a physical workout to remove the cork, this pours a slightly muddy dark brown caramelly color. Two fingers of fizzy and foamy head sits on top with a pale khacki color and showing good staying power. Mild lacing left on the glass.

S - Big aroma...filled with tart/sour cherries up front. Quite tart overall, extending beyond the fruit. Good amount of earthy funk too - brett is doing its job quite well here. Smells more alcoholic than the 5% on the label. Mild malt with hints of caramel in the background.

T - Tart but not as much as the aroma would indicate. Lots of sour cherry flavor. Background malt, a bit of caramel. Noticeable funk that adds some earthy character to the malt base. Oaky, woody barrel additions. Mild candy sugar-like sweetness. Despite aroma, no trace of alcohol is detected in the flavor.

M - Body is on the thin side. Carbonation is high, a bit foamy and gives a nice prickly feel too. Tart and funky and filled with cherry. Each sip gives a bit of a puckering effect. Perhaps a bit on the intense side of tartness for the style, but this is a positive attribute for me.

O - Overall a very tasty Flanders red. Tons of cherry, plenty of tart, nice woody notes and earthy funk. Balance of these aspects is very good. Don't buy this often enough. Have to make a note to pick up a few more bottles next time this one comes around.

Serving type: bottle

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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,563 ratings.