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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,633 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,633
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 525
Gots: 491 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

AshleyMiller, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

musicman575, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

VAbdoyan, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Kaydogg, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

wtfuggles, Nov 30, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

InspectorBob, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

heyta, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

kenm2118, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

spycow, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of rtaps
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours mahogany with a small white head low retention and no lacing on the glass

cherry aroma with fruit and balsamic vinegar

taste was similar but a little better than the nose. sour apple/cherries. with some balsamic vinegar.

light bodied low carbonation.

overall for my first sour it wasnt as bad as i expected but i couldnt drink very much of it.

rtaps, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

girllovesbier, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of MrVonzipper
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby-mahogany with an ok cream colored bubbly head with low retention and no lacing.

Bitter smell with notes of sour cherries and balsamic vinegar with just a touch of fruity sweetness.

Flavor is pretty similar. Maybe a touch better. Sour/tart cherries, a touch of balsamic, sour apple and a sour oaky red wine. Doesn't carry a strong sour lingering finish and aftertaste.

Mouth is light and fairly dry with med-low carbonation.

Overall it's a decent beer for the style and possibly a good intro for someone looking to get into the style.

MrVonzipper, Nov 26, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml corked & caged bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a dark amber brown with a hazy red color with a light brown lacing. Nose is tart and sour with a earthy note.

Taste is very well balanced, vinegar and a sweet earthy sour cherry with a nice full body with quite a bit of carbonation. Very good beer.

kingcrowing, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

ryancorn, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

seanthornton152, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

beefandbean22, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jh1982, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

stevefinny, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Exiled, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

brandoman63, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

mrand01, Nov 21, 2011
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,633 ratings.