Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey
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4.5/5 rDev +5.1%
Just bought this after finishing my GMAT. 375 ml caged and cork bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip.
Finger and a half light tan head. Very hazy brown color. Takes awhile to reside to a patchy layer of foam with a bunch of small to medium sized bubbles. The head clings to the sides of the glass after it resides, already showing evidence of lacing. The lacing is actually ridiculous. A serious wall of foam.
Very sour smelling. Smells of sour cherries. Evidence of oak and peaty wood. Very vague roasted malt and caramel.
Sour red cherry, a light caramel/vaguely roasted malt, peat, oak, smoke, vanilla. A tiny bit of bitter resiny hops. An interesting nutty aftertaste with hints of vanilla. Seriously complex.
Light bodied. Kinda of low carbonation. Small bubbles that touch the tongue and move on, not very prickly.
A fantastic sour. Solidly drinkable. Reminds me of a lighter bodied Supplication or Cuvee de Tomme, but still tons of flavor for the abv.
03-25-2010 01:13:17 | More by billshmeinke
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,602 ratings.