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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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1,693 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,693
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 545
Gots: 508 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-07-2007

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.
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Red Poppy, on tap at Local 44 in Philadelphia PA.

Appearance: Red-brown, murky-turbid, one-finger bubbly head that lasts for a while. Some lacing.

Smell: Cola, bubblegum, strawberry, Amaro. Tart sweetness, ripe fruit.

Taste: Starts out brutal, puckering, tart, an assault. Then it mellows out. Oakiness all around, and a cherry profile that coats your palate. Vinegar, sour grapes, Granny Smith apple and even a bit of cheddar and chocolate. Spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Well balanced, carbonation is just right. Medium body and dry finish.

Overall: Unique, and then some. So much complexity and flavor in a 5.3% beer. Great drinkability too.

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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,693 ratings.