Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey
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4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
Thank you very much for this, Jason!
Cherryish, murky brown color with a decent head. Intense vinous aromas, along with ripe sour-cherries, which get covered up by a tart sourness and oakiness, giving a lot of character to the nose, resulting in a more-wine-than-beer impression, very intriguing melange.
Begins with a fantastic tart sourness, which strikes the palate from the very first moment. Comes along with a lively carbonation, leading to a refreshing fruit impression, as cherries become detectable. This taste gets mixed up with earthy, wooden oak in a very convincing way, while a sparkling wine impression still adds up with the gentle cherry sweetness, which tastes almost like marmelade. All ingredients are in fantastic balance to each other, the cherries to not dominate the palate, due to a very leathery oak presence, coated up by buttery malts. At the same time acidic sourness gives the cherries a zingy fruitiness, with results in a complex vinous body, containing hints of vinegar. Enjoyable, matured, mild cherries define the finish, supported by earth, soft malts.
This beer has a great taste, which is defined by a complex, fantastic composition.
07-06-2014 17:32:19 | More by aleigator
3.78/5 rDev -11.7%
Purchased during a business trip to SF and take home to NC to sample with my wife.
A light brown with a reddish hue. Seems to be hazy but hard to tell with the dark color. Large bubbles that dissipate quickly. Aroma is cherries, lemon and green apple. Flavor follows with cherries leading along with a mild tartness and hints of dark fruit. The mouthfeel was a little disappointing as it was thin with too big a burst of bubbles escaping as it hits your mouth.
The flavors are pretty good but the carbonation detracted for me.
07-05-2014 12:21:40 | More by GJ40
5/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
06-26-2014 22:13:57 | More by dvmin98
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.