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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,637 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,637
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 525
Gots: 490 | FT: 33
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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Ratings: 1,637 | Reviews: 532 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Phil_H, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Roze, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jkrug5, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Mplsmetro57, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Fusebuddy, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

magictacosinus, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of dvmin98
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle from Lost Abbey...375ml into New Glarus flute

Beautful deep amber/brown color...large head.

Wow, love the cherry taste that consumes my taste buds. Awesome oak flavor, perfect aftertaste that lingers, with the perfect amount of carbonation.

Smell is definitely cherry and oak...

Wish I had more of these!

Best Flanders red I've ever had.

dvmin98, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

sillyhed8, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

SuperHop18, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

spoonsock, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

atpca, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

my_knew_craft, Jun 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Mild_Bill, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Ncpogs, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

BGsWo22, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The was a reddish copper color with bubbles crowning the sides of the glass Lacing was not present on the sides of the glass.

Smell - To be blunt, this smells like a Flanders. The cherries are masked by the oakiness in the aroma.

Taste - The initial taste shows the dry sourness of a Flanders. I find myself wanting more cherries, whether sour or sweet. Overall, the effect is dry. The cherries and oak are not upfront, but hide amid the profile of a Flanders. The aftertaste runs quite dry.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is fairly intense, sweeping away all but the most tart aspects of the taste. In some respects, it seems as though I licked the inside of an oak barrel.

Overall - I find myself wanting more cherry from this one. There is not doubt that it is a quality Flanders, but it is really not much different despite the unique characteristics.

JohnnyHopps, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

hopkrid, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Graffy, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

bigd7921, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Oakenator, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

millerbuffoon, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BryanCDM, Jun 12, 2014
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,637 ratings.