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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,572 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,572
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 510
Gots: 482 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-07-2007)
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terence

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-25-2013 04:54:09 | More by terence
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cp45

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-25-2013 02:50:58 | More by cp45
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey stemmed glass.

A - After a physical workout to remove the cork, this pours a slightly muddy dark brown caramelly color. Two fingers of fizzy and foamy head sits on top with a pale khacki color and showing good staying power. Mild lacing left on the glass.

S - Big aroma...filled with tart/sour cherries up front. Quite tart overall, extending beyond the fruit. Good amount of earthy funk too - brett is doing its job quite well here. Smells more alcoholic than the 5% on the label. Mild malt with hints of caramel in the background.

T - Tart but not as much as the aroma would indicate. Lots of sour cherry flavor. Background malt, a bit of caramel. Noticeable funk that adds some earthy character to the malt base. Oaky, woody barrel additions. Mild candy sugar-like sweetness. Despite aroma, no trace of alcohol is detected in the flavor.

M - Body is on the thin side. Carbonation is high, a bit foamy and gives a nice prickly feel too. Tart and funky and filled with cherry. Each sip gives a bit of a puckering effect. Perhaps a bit on the intense side of tartness for the style, but this is a positive attribute for me.

O - Overall a very tasty Flanders red. Tons of cherry, plenty of tart, nice woody notes and earthy funk. Balance of these aspects is very good. Don't buy this often enough. Have to make a note to pick up a few more bottles next time this one comes around.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 23:44:07 | More by portia99
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SGToliver

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11%

08-22-2013 17:17:39 | More by SGToliver
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C_S

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-22-2013 01:30:53 | More by C_S
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-20-2013 15:32:47 | More by trxxpaxxs
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justwork

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-20-2013 05:44:55 | More by justwork
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NorCalBeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-19-2013 07:59:22 | More by NorCalBeer
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mcdonald422

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-18-2013 22:59:13 | More by mcdonald422
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-17-2013 16:31:38 | More by bmmortale
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-16-2013 17:07:04 | More by RandyKemka
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-14-2013 12:53:19 | More by TriageStat
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yoitsarch

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-13-2013 06:30:49 | More by yoitsarch
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Zorora

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-13-2013 04:33:57 | More by Zorora
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RaulMondesi

California

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Blue Palms' 5th anniversary in Hollywood, CA.

Raul is trying, Raul is trying to say something, but he can't. Like watching Renoir's "The Rules of the Game", Raul is ineffable - pure beauty! Before, with Flanders Red Ales, Raulsky got that vinegar feel - but not with this bad sucker. Pure goodness. Like Christy Brinkley during the 90's - yes please!

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 22:56:55 | More by RaulMondesi
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uncccegr

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-12-2013 00:11:50 | More by uncccegr
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-10-2013 17:22:42 | More by greg4579
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Idrankitall

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-09-2013 22:50:38 | More by Idrankitall
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip.
This beer has a foamy, cloudy head that sinks quickly in the liquid. The color is that of slightly-muddled iced tea; some cloudiness, but not much. Funk is the primary aroma here, like well-ripened Roquefort, but a second after it smells slightly like caramel. Excellent carbonation, resonating on the tongue, but dryly. It's not as tart as I expected, considering the style, but it's very sophisticated; some flavors almost go undetected. I get tastes of lemon verbena, Merlot, blood orange, and balsamic reduction. I'm drinking this a little too quickly, but can barely contain myself.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 09:37:48 | More by beerloverofbham
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-06-2013 03:37:14 | More by LotsofLupulin
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justin_nj

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11%

08-06-2013 01:34:44 | More by justin_nj
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-06-2013 01:30:41 | More by Invictus
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-05-2013 01:24:44 | More by Kmat10
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-04-2013 03:00:00 | More by Mersh
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-03-2013 23:37:25 | More by Teddy-Pickles
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,572 ratings.