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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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1,662 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 527
Gots: 498 | FT: 35
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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.

The Golden Poppy is the state flower of California and the Red Poppy is found in Flanders Fields where our inspiration for this beer comes from.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-07-2007)
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Photo of zeff80
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a dark burgundy color with a one-finger, cream colored head of foam. It was short lived and left minimal lacing.

S - Like a great sour beer lots of dark cherries and sourness. Just a touch of funkiness, too.

T - Sour but not overpowering with a strong black cherry flavor. There are mild yeasty notes and some light caramel flavors, too.

M - It'll make you pucker but not too much. It is medium bodied and very dry.

D - This is another fabulous beer from The Lost Abbey. I'll liking sour beers more and more each time I try great examples of the style like this one.

zeff80, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of JAXSON
2.58/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

2009 bottle. Pours a muddy burgundy with a soapy head. Nose is typical lost Abbey Brett, very tight in that regard, with light balsamic vinegar and a fair dose of acidity. Mouth is highly acidic, some dark sour cherries, vinegar. Acetic. Decent base "brown ale" underneath but too many things going wrong here, starting with the acidity. Body is kind of watery and empty, with a flabby finish. Nah.

I've had a couple bottles of this and it's really overrated even being in the A range. Very mediocre Oud Bruin type of a beer with an unacceptably high acidic level.

From another bottle. Despite standing upright in a cool cellar for a month, this is muddy, flabby, overly acidic, boring, one dimensional. Why people rate this beer highly is beyond me.

JAXSON, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of nkersten
2.83/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served from 2009 bottle into a Surly Darkness snifter. Pours a murky brown with a very small amount of head-like bubbles that fade quickly. Cork made no noise when removed. Uh oh. This stuff looks like flat cola. With lots sediment. Smell is an improvement over appearance, but that isnt saying much. Has the familiar lost abbey wild characteristics, sour lactic acid, a bit spicy, sour cherries in the background. Maybe a hint of yeast as well. Taste is what I remember red poppy tasting like. Very sour with a hint of ripe red cherries, no residual sweetness, mostly just lacto sourness. Mouthfeel is pretty bad. This beer is still, the mouthfeel is medium heavy, and the sourness of the beer gives you the feeling in the back of your throat like you just ate a bag of sour patch kids. Some bubbles would have done wonders for this beer. Drinkability is low too due to the lack of carbonation. This one may end up a drain pour - the mouthfeel kills any potential this beer may have had.

nkersten, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of airohead2001
3.18/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared with glazeman.

A - Run of the mill reddish/brown of so many sours that I've seen before. No head and no lacing.

S - Sour cherries, barn, and booze. OK, but not great.

T - Sour, citrus tart with some sour cherries through out and some biscuit in the finish.

M - Lots of carbonation.

D - Pretty drinkable, but limited by the sourness. This is a good beer, but not a great beer by any means. It doesn't taste unique or outstanding to me in any way. Compared to other beers, sure, it's better than most, but it's just another sour to me. Certainly not better than the sours from the RR series.

airohead2001, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of glazeman
3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12.7 ounce bottle poured into a snifter and split with airohead2001.

A: The beer pours a ruby red in color with a bit of brown. The head measures 1/3 of a finger and is off-white in color. The head has moderate retention and no lacing.

S: Sour cherries up front and then musty at the finish. Not a very complex nose in my opinion. I don't get any oak out of the nose.

T: The first thing I thought of was "how did this win best of show at FoBAB." This isn't to say that the beer isn't good, it's just that there were so many better beers there and this is somewhat run of the mill to me as far as sours go. I don't get much oakiness at all from the barrel aging. The cherries, on the other hand, do come through and taste pretty good. There's not all that much yeasty funk, but some sour berries throughout. Mostly cherries, but a little bit of strawberry also.

M: Pretty good. I appreciate that this has fairly low carbonation, as anything more, in combination with the sourness, would have been too much. Nice aftertaste and feel on the palate.

D: Half of a 375ml bottle was enough for me. This isn't really the type of beer I'd like to have several of in a night. It tasted pretty good, but was not as complex as I would have liked.

glazeman, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of Mages64
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to craytonic for this bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Dark red and brown with only a little head. No sure if pics are allowed but here it is seconds after pouring: http://twitpic.com/379up8

S: dates, prunes, grapes, cherries, cranberries, raspberries(one of those) and oak. Also sweet tarts. I feel like you can tell it is about to be a little sour.

T: Dr. Pepper with sourness and Oak and vanilla in the background. Sour but not too much. Finish is sweeter and woodier. cherries.

M: Delightfully carbonated(must have been fresh;) and sticky. Hits the back of your throat hard but leaves quickly and the only remains are on your tongue and lips.

D: It's an amazing beer but I'm not the right person to ask if I would drink it all night. Special occassion beer perhaps? MUST go well w/ chocolate!

Beer it Forward.

Mages64, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of scottfrie
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

350ml bottle into Delirium Tremens glass. 2010 vintage. Big thanks to sleepyhead for sending me up this one.

A: Pour a very dark clear dirty-brown cherry color with a finger of light brown head that quickly receded into a faint scum and collar. Some wispy lacing.
S: Musty notes of oak and dark tart cherries. Faint hints of other sweet berries and aged malt.
T: Rich flavors of cherry pits, prunes and old bark. I'm actually getting a lot of prunes on the palate with notes of lemon rind in the finish. Aftertaste is musty with notes malt from the brown ale. Tart fruits are very well integrated, and the base brown ale for this beer is not overshadowed.
M: Medium-full body with delicate carbonation that foams up on the palate a little bit. Bitterness is medium and well integrated. Finish is dry, but not a desert. There are hardly any chalky tannins.
D: Definitely the best LA beer I've had to date, although I haven't had lot of their rarer ones. Very easy to drink and fairly refreshing. I hope I can get some more of this stuff! Thanks again Jeff for this one!

EDIT: 2011 bottle consumed Feb 2013:
Great long-lasted head this time. Dryer and more tart with the age, reminiscent of cranberry juice. Puckering and more tannic than when fresh. Definitely an improvement with some age.

scottfrie, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of armock
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a brown with a ruby hue color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of tart cherries and funk

T - Just like the smell lots of tart cherries withe some funk

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

D - This is some awesome stuff I could drink this all day long love the tart flavor if you like sours this is a must hunt down and try beer

armock, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375mL corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Thanks to domtronzero for this one!

(A)- Pours a deep and dark burnt sienna color that produced a good frothy tan head with good retention. Some foamy lace left behind.

(S)- A lovely sour funk with a light vinegar acidity. A brief cherry fruitiness with a dry oaky wood component. A lovely balance of sour funk and fruits.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. A big acidic sourness that stays with you to the finish. A good dry woody funk bite with a lightly creamy fruit finish.

(M)- A lively carbonation level that pricks up on the tongue. A good balance of acidic sourness, funk, and subtle fruits.

(D)- A great take on the style. Everything you would expect from the style too, if, with just some hints at a wild ale too. Great taste and aroma. I would like to have more of this please.

sweemzander, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of Gobzilla
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured brown with ruby highlights that had a thin head and left a little bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: definitely smell of tartness consisting of corky musty brett notes with lovely cherry aromas but I did detect adic vinegar character, oak, slight floral, and faint booze.

T: the ingredients mesh quite well sour cherries and acidic vinegar being the most dominate but had corky oaky, a touch of vanilla, apple, and floral accents; love beers like this.

M: the brew was medium in body with a perfect amount of prickly carbonation which had an acidic, slight sweet, sour, and dry finish.

D: very drinkable flanders that is very tasty and very glad to have a stash for future tastings. This one is definitely worth trying or trading for if you don't have access to it.

Gobzilla, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of teamizm
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle poured into a Bruery tulip glass.

Pours a nice, dark brown with almost no head at all. Some residual lacing lingers in the glass. Smell of cherries, citrus, and some brown sugar. Nice, mellow sourness with a nice amount of sweetness/maltiness. Cherry flavors are pretty apparent, nice lingering tartness.

Not as sour as I would've liked, but a very drinkable sour. I feel like it just holds back a little too much on the flavor and sourness, but still a very good beer.

teamizm, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the first beers brought out for our weekend tasting during an impromptu session on Friday night after returning from the GLBC event at Fatheads. Thanks to treyrab for bringing Red Poppy out.

Poured into a 6-oz snifter, the body is a mahogany brown rich with highlights of ruby and garnet. Each sip creates a foamy ring that slips back into the beer over time, much like legs in a fine wine.

Raspberry undertones amid a primarily cherry aroma. There are hints of oakey tannic notes. Of course, with any oud bruin, there is a compelling funk and sourness. The taste is very similar with cherry dominating the fruit profile, while other berries, especially raspberry lurk beneath. The sourness is nicely balanced with a funky brett profile.

Medium consistency and a very low level of carbonation. The sourness is not too overwhelming and really lets the beer's own characteristics shine through. To me, I could drink this as an everyday sour if it were more accessible.

NittanyBeerFan, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of kbutler1
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. 2009 vintage. Pours a murky reddish brown mahagony color with really no head. Pops with very little fanfare just a little "pop". What head there is is just a wispy white head. Really nice sour aroma coming from the nose with a mix of cherries and some oak. Lots of lemon in the nose as well. The taste starts off subtle then builds to a nice level of sourness with hints of lemon and cherries. Some acetone type flavors as well. One of the most sour I have had in a while. The sourness really lingers on this one. Light mouthfeel.

kbutler1, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of rtepiak
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beer that hit it just right and kick you in the balls in the wallet.

First off, its great but where do you draw the line for an old brune. This is too brisk. I don't get a malt definition. The look and odor is all there...tart cherry, balsamic, and an intense lambic floral. Great beer. Rather lean. Just because its sour doesn't give it the excuse of sour is ends all finish. Make it feel thicker... So it down for me like some of the other exceptions. Good. Not worth the 16 bucks. Buy yourself a rodanbach sixer of the plain stuff for 10 instead. Its just as good.

wow... this is the one time that i can safely say that i don't agree with this review after having it a year later. may be a different batch or an older bottle but his was fantastic with a beautiful tart note... nice linkage to the back end of the beer with a hints of chocolate and vanilla. smooth as marbles.

average of reviews.

rtepiak, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of crusian
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle from some random place in CA.

pours a deep rich dark brown...
smells like a sour... but better than others I have had.
blah blah blah... cutting to the chase here.

this is the best sour I have ever had. I am not a huge fan of the style, but saw it and had to try it based on the hype... and honestly... may be the only beer I have had that is actually worth the hype. Damn good. if you see it, buy it.
as a sour it is the most balanced... sours, typically hit me ad dont finish well, but this one really does.

crusian, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of GbVDave
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 12.7oz bottle into a white wine glass. Special thanks to Tom for the hook-up!

A: Tiny pop when I pulled the cork. Barely any pressure behind it. Pours a murky dark carmel brown with a thin layer of off-white foam on top. The head quickly disappears and leaves a pretty lifeless looking beer.

S: Vinegar, sodden oak, and tart cherries. Quite fragrant.

T: See above with a slight (and welcome) sweet caramel flavor. Tart green apple and more oak than in the nose.

M: Tart, tangy, and quite acidic. Pretty darn astringent.

D: Dry, acidic, and actually quite refreshing. Gonna need a drink of water after this one.

GbVDave, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Vintage. Poured from a corked and caged 375ml. bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with schen9303.

A: Cork comes out with little more than a pop and I can already tell... the saga of Flat Abbey continues. Pours no head, just a ring of coarse, white bubbles at the edge of the glass. Beer is a pretty, clear, deep amber. Lacing is stringy, with moderate stick.

S: Cherry, oak, vinegar, ethanol, raspberry puree. Overall feel is of musty fruit and red berry soy sauce syrup.

T: Cherry tartness is surprisingly present upfront. Slight yeasty bitterness. Vinegar, ethanol, wood, moss, and dirt. Dry and puckering finish leads to a tart-all-over aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, very low to no carbonation, oily, and sticky in the mouth. Finish is dry and aftertaste is messy and sticky.

D: Another what-could've been beer from Lost Abbey. Properly carbonated, I'd think that this beer would be much better than its already-above-average-but-flat incarnation. Good subtle but dense flavor has nice complexity that carbonation might serve to separate well. Also, may spice up a mouthfeel that is a bit lifeless at times.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 02, 2010
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks out to cmurren25 for this wonderful brew. Pours a hazed and sedimentated amber color. Foam is nice for a sour and lacing is even better. Pretty looking bruin.

Nose is light vinegar and sour cherries. A little bit of wood and vanilla. Even some smoke comes in at the end. Nice and complex, puckers up quick and then dies off.

Plenty tart but not super sour, seems like barrel aging at its finest! Balances the sour, wood and fruity tartness perfectly. Little bit of brettomyces comes through...WOW, this is incredible. I knew I shouldnt have shared this! I could drink one of these every day till the day I died, easily one of the top 5 beers I have ever had. In fact, I feel my review suffers because I didnt even want to put my glass down to write anything while enjoying the experience.

twiggamortis420, Aug 01, 2010
Photo of ptykozoon
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pop! Appearance is medium dirty brown with a hint of orange, there is a small greyish-brown head which dissipates fast. Lots of sea monkeys floating about. Not the prettiest beer ever, but appropriate for the style.

Smells like success i.e. sourness! Orange peel, sour fruits and a dry woody scent.

Tastes refined, balanced nicely and is just what I was expecting. Tastes like a mellow supplication, less sour; more sweet. Cherries are distinct and at the forefront as well as the aftertaste. The oak barrels are there but restrained. This is one hell of a refreshing brew to be sure. The only downside is that it tastes just a bit dull, there is a very slight wateriness to it, could be the low abv.

Mouthfeel is exceptional as well, bites the tongue a bit with carbonation/sourness/alcohol but is balanced out with a fruity sweetness. Very bitter on the throat. Be prepared for a strong aftertaste as well; this beer sticks on the tongue for a while..

Drinkability is hard to beat (although you'll probably want a glass of water to wash down the dryness after you finish it). Can't taste the alcohol too much, and clocking in at only 5% I could drink a whole lot of this. A 750ml bottle would suit this beer much much much better. Overall a lovely tasting drink but it just needs a little kick, lacks something: perhaps a beefier abv, a touch of sourness, one more of this or a hint more of that and this brew would be stellar.

ptykozoon, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of berkey
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. From notes 07/18/10.

The cork was released with a reassuring 'pop'. Beer pours a ruby tinted dark brown color with a fairly large moderately well retained khaki colored head.

Smell is surprisingly spot on for the style. Wood and a mildly pungent funkiness are primary while the sour cherry aroma plays a secondary role just like most in the style that don't actually have any fruit added. I was wondering why this is called an Oud Bruin and not an American Wild Ale but so far it makes sense.

Flavor mostly mirrors the aroma which is a good thing. Funk stays under control while cherries stay subtle. Oak continues to play a big part though the vinegar-like notes are milder than expected. Overall still fairly similar to the more familiar European varieties out there. I half expected this to be more along the lines of RR Supplication but the restrained sourness and more subtle fruit take this in a slightly different direction. I prefer that beer for it's uniqueness but this is solid as well. My only (small) gripe is a wish for a little more intensity on the flavor. Not as excited about it at half way through the glass as I was on my first sip.

One of the better American versions of the style I've tried. I'd prefer a little more tartness but if you like the European versions like Rodenbach then this one is worth a shot. Just be aware it's a little more subdued.

berkey, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of augustgarage
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Rodenbach flute/tulip.

Fire brick body with flame highlights - a vigorous pour yields a thin layer of wheat colored foam. Decent lacing.

The oak is very present in the nose - with pungent funk and floral notes along with complex fruity esters, citrus, and a hint of sherry (though not oxidation).

Highly acidic on the palate - sour cherries, sour grapes, a touch of champagne vinegar. Malt and spices emerge towards the finish which is tart and dry with dark rye and even anise notes in the aftertaste. Vinuous yet quite sour over all.

When held in the mouth, the tartness ramps up higher and higher and synergizes with an astringent twinge. Medium-light bodied, light carbonation, but this works well considering the acidity.

Brisk and refreshing with enough oaky complexity to sustain your interest. I wish I could get a 750mL bottle of this for the price, but this is a great domestic example of the style in any case.

augustgarage, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of BS68280
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one of the beers I picked up to drink on my vacation out here in San Diego. I can't tell what vintage it says, but it looks like is says vintage 2010.

A: It looks a fairly clear mahogany, ruby brown. A little bit of tan head. The head fades quickly and only stays around the edges after that.

S: This even smells sour. I am starting to think this beer might be infected(i kid, i kid). Sour apples, sour grapes, sour cherries, and funk.

T: One of the more tart brews i have had and I absolutely love it. Sour cherries, grapes, and a sort of earthy grassy aftertaste.

M: Very strong carbonation, acidic. Left with the feeling that i just ate some sour fruits.

D: Not for the light of heart when it comes to sours. Only 5% and you can't tell it is there at all.

Edit: I just had this on draft at the brewery... it was a much different beer. It wasn't quite as tart and had a much spicier taste. It almost tasted like a sour version of pumking.

BS68280, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of rpstevens
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my White Birch glass. The beer is a murky amber/brown with ruby edges. There is a thick frothy bone white head that slowly fades, leaving sticky foamy lacing on the walls of the glass.

The smell is vinegar, tart cherries, brown sugar and barrel. The brown sugar and tart cherries combine in the nose to create a very inviting candied sugar scent. The sweetness is pleasant, but it's definitely overpowered by the vinegar and sour cherries.

The taste matches the smell perfectly. The tart cherries hit the tongue first, followed by intense citrus sourness; mostly lemon juice and orange peels. Beyond the initial burst of sour there is a nice brown sugar sweet note that introduces the musty barrel flavors well, creating a slight balance before the vinegary sour finish.

The beer is light bodied, well carbonated and just balanced enough to not be too-sour. The low abv compliments the flavors well, and the dry finish and tartness of the beer invite further drinking. This is a good beer that I will definitely seek out in the future.

rpstevens, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of busternuggz
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into a Belgian glass. 2010 vintage.
Has a nice ruby-brown color, leaves a thin pinkish-white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves some spotty lacing and coats the glass thinly with a swirl.
Showed some smells of cherries, had sort of a tart cherry pie quality, along with a mixture of red wine and balsamic vinegar, some oakiness, and a little bit of strawberry preserves.
The taste comes on with a tart, somewhat earthy punch, red wine/balsamic vinegar, tart cherries, and a little rhubarb. Ends tart and crisp.
Pretty carbonated but not too much. Has a fairly thin texture but leaves a nice coating on the tongue that lasts a little while after swallowing.
The tartness makes you pause a bit but it's pretty smooth.
This one definitely has classic oud bruin characters but lacks some richness. I liked Kuhnenn Old Brune as a cherry oud bruin better. I would like to try an older vintage some time.

Unnecessary side note: a milk stout tastes weird after two oud bruins.

busternuggz, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of AleWatcher
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split the 375 ML bottle with my wife before heading out for a birthday dinner. Got this bottle from my buddy John (sideswipe) in one of our excellent trades! Thanks bud!

This is a creamy tannish brown with a sticky white frothy one-finger head. The retention and lace are incredible for the style! The beer is a little murky with a little bit of sediment in the bottom of my glass.

Smell is big on oaky, vinegar, and sour cherry notes. A slight charred roasty note is there, though I'm not sure if it from the malts or the barrel. The flavor is just right-- a nice sweetness and a big acidic bite of vinegar and sour cherries is excellent, and fits with the earthy and oaky notes. This is one of the most sour oude bruins I've had-- but still mantains a sense of being well-balanced. Absolutely delicious.

The beer is a little thicker than I'd expect for the style, but the excellent level of carbonation makes it quite easy to drink-- almost a smooth creaminess on the finish. Very well made beer that I would be happy to have more!

On deck for later tonight are a BBQ and a Flying Mouflan-- but I'm afraid this one will overshadow the others! Absolutely a great beer

AleWatcher, Jun 30, 2010
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
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