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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
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +16.8%

This is my all-time favorite beer. I had it at the Publick House in Boston earlier this year. I would highly recommend Red Poppy to anyone who likes a good Flanders Red.
A: The color was dark brown with red highlights. The head was nice and foamy.
S: Strong smell of cherries with notes of plum and apricot. There was also something spicy or peppery in the nose as well as a bit of bubblegum.
M: Well carbonated, with a medium-light body. Nice dry finish.
T: Sour note well balanced with sweet, smoky flavor. I got lots of cherry and a little bit of bourbon and pepper.

Would love to trade for this beer!

kellyej, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Photo of stewart124
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Pours a deep reddish brown.

Nose has cherries and oak with a tart character and bit of cola.

Initial puckering notes that really develop. Hits on the back of the tongue and top. Plenty of carbonation and very dry. I love the subtle cherry notes and the sourness throughout is terrific. No overall residual sweetness. My bottle shows 5% and I could drink this all day and night. Terrific.

My second bottle from Lost Abbey and it was everything I could have wanted. A sipper for sure. Outstanding!

stewart124, Sep 06, 2014
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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,662 ratings.