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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,558 Ratings
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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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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-27-2014 20:04:39 | More by Fusebuddy
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-27-2014 16:19:37 | More by sammyg832
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magictacosinus

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-27-2014 01:09:10 | More by magictacosinus
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dvmin98

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 22:13:57 | More by dvmin98
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sillyhed8

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-26-2014 06:48:40 | More by sillyhed8
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-26-2014 03:11:48 | More by SuperHop18
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spoonsock

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-24-2014 07:32:24 | More by spoonsock
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atpca

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-24-2014 05:10:34 | More by atpca
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-22-2014 20:26:56 | More by my_knew_craft
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Mild_Bill

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-21-2014 03:32:19 | More by Mild_Bill
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-20-2014 18:14:26 | More by Ncpogs
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-17-2014 00:21:42 | More by BGsWo22
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 23:44:43 | More by JohnnyHopps
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-14-2014 18:37:53 | More by hopkrid
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-14-2014 13:55:03 | More by kingjohnh
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Graffy

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-14-2014 04:28:43 | More by Graffy
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bigd7921

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-13-2014 23:15:35 | More by bigd7921
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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BryanCDM

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-12-2014 01:52:26 | More by BryanCDM
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-12-2014 00:02:22 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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KevMo84

California

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-11-2014 05:53:11 | More by KevMo84
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-10-2014 02:03:34 | More by jnardone235
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-09-2014 02:19:09 | More by StoutItOutLoud
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,558 ratings.