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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,558 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,558
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 504
Gots: 480 | 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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abrand

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Lost Abbey glass, shared with a friend.

Pours a beautiful deep amber almost brown color with good visibility through the pour. A small bubbly head fades quickly and leaves nothing behind. The aromas are huge with vinegar, cherries, and funk. Taste is sour yet smooth. Plenty of fruits and earth tones are present and isn't overpowering in any way. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with great carbonation. Overall this is amazing. I would love this aged.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 01:59:28 | More by abrand
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grownfool

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-27-2012 01:10:06 | More by grownfool
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A slightly red-hued brown with more than an inch of sudsy head that falls to less than a finger quickly. Lots and lots of lace.

Aroma is funky, quite musty and horsey, with a strong undercurrent of sour cherries. Quite puckering flavor with fresh sour cherries, mineral and metallic notes, must, funk, and light sweetness. Delightfully tart. Trace of woody, oaky notes. Tart, wine-like finish, dry, kriek-like. Delicious.

Medium thin-bodied with fizzy carbonation and a drying finish, leaving you puckering up and looking for more. As this beer sits the fresh cherry flavor really explodes. Very tasty, very real, and unfortunately, very expensive.

Thanks Ryan for such a top notch extra!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 15:06:25 | More by tobelerone
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-22-2012 22:33:16 | More by djaeon
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Jefe73

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-20-2012 15:00:15 | More by Jefe73
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shrek806

New York

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Stupac2 for this one.

Poured from a 375ml cork and caged bottle into a pair of mini Duvel snifters.

The pour is a medium brown with minimal red/brown head and no visible lacing. Not alot going on here.

The smell is "Funkeeee". I smell a hint of cheese with maybe some berries, maybe raspberry.

The taste is super-tart and a little sugary. I can not place the sweetness. I am thinking maybe raisins that I am tasting. Although the smell was funky, the taste is much more complicated.

The mouthfeel is quite flat. There is some bubble action going on, but not alot. It starts out quite tart and pucker-esque, but finishes with the taste of yellow raisins, with a hint of unripe blueberries.

The overall drinkability for me is about a 3.5. It is a little to tart and I am not a huge fan of the raisin taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 02:53:31 | More by shrek806
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-13-2012 19:18:42 | More by imperialking
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DaBubs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-09-2012 22:48:26 | More by DaBubs
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heff316

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-06-2012 22:21:05 | More by heff316
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Public87strain

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-06-2012 22:04:38 | More by Public87strain
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-06-2012 17:27:23 | More by DSlim71
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Faina

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-05-2012 03:47:14 | More by Faina
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klipper

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-04-2012 01:35:14 | More by klipper
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Allagash flute.

The color is a brownish maroon with two fingers of brownish head that is quick to disappear leaving some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is has some malty flavor with some slight funk flavor holding in the background. There is a nice brett aroma coming off the nose that is giving me ideas of what to expect.

The taste is funk from the gate. Some sour fruity flavors comes out to welcome my tongue. There is a slight sour apple flavor that is the main flavor that is out in front but the sweetness that fills you from behind this apple flavor is more malty and filled with some slight grainy flavor. There some bitterness at the end to make its presence felt but the aftertaste kicks in quickly and is back to a nice sourness.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied but there still seems an almost light feel to the flavor that it is deceivingly lighter then the expected. A great beer filled with such nice sourness that it makes me want more.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 06:47:07 | More by Duhast500
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-02-2012 05:10:12 | More by Elfastball7
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jcartamdg

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown with a finger length head disapates quickly. Aroma of vinegar and funk, cherries not present in the nose. Taste follows nose but brings in sour cherries in finish. I like this beer a lot, it's smooth and delicious and right up there with the best Belgian representations of the style

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 03:55:04 | More by jcartamdg
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hawkmage

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

12-31-2011 16:13:54 | More by hawkmage
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-28-2011 15:42:05 | More by enelson
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-28-2011 00:48:57 | More by rmaste6282
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Annesemj

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-26-2011 15:50:02 | More by Annesemj
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-26-2011 02:17:28 | More by lackenhauser
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larsenju

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-26-2011 01:29:17 | More by larsenju
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bstyle

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-26-2011 00:41:54 | More by bstyle
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alano

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-23-2011 18:32:12 | More by alano
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GradyS1

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-23-2011 14:23:42 | More by GradyS1
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