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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Red Poppy AleRed Poppy Ale

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1,674 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,674
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 528
Gots: 500 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
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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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought two of these for $18.99 a piece. Let's see if it lives up to the hype/price.

Pours a deep brown with slight reddish hues. Slightly pink offwhite head that persists throughout. The head has decent lacing, but this beer quickly settles as I swirl it around the glass. The very fizzy head reveals a tart cherry, slight vinegar, oak, and acidic aroma. Some apples and leather in the nose as well. This is actually one fantastic smelling beer, which is why I was slightly disappointed with the flavor. Tart cherries, oak, vinegar, barnyard funk, and slight sugary sweetness. Very sour beer. Almost feels as though the flavor is a bit held back. Finishes with a rather unpleasant stale/rotten apple funkiness. Very well carbonated and dry on the palate. Not a bad sour overall, but I can think of several similar beers I would rather purchase.

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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,674 ratings.