Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey
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3.89/5 rDev -9.1%
Appearance - The was a reddish copper color with bubbles crowning the sides of the glass Lacing was not present on the sides of the glass.
Smell - To be blunt, this smells like a Flanders. The cherries are masked by the oakiness in the aroma.
Taste - The initial taste shows the dry sourness of a Flanders. I find myself wanting more cherries, whether sour or sweet. Overall, the effect is dry. The cherries and oak are not upfront, but hide amid the profile of a Flanders. The aftertaste runs quite dry.
Mouthfeel - The carbonation is fairly intense, sweeping away all but the most tart aspects of the taste. In some respects, it seems as though I licked the inside of an oak barrel.
Overall - I find myself wanting more cherry from this one. There is not doubt that it is a quality Flanders, but it is really not much different despite the unique characteristics.
06-14-2014 23:44:43 | More by JohnnyHopps
Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.