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Red Poppy Ale - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,570 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,570
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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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-03-2013 04:27:08 | More by Zach136
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a murky mix of burgundy and mahogany. A thick wall of tan foam rises. Decent retention but eventually subsides to a fairly thick ring around the rim. Leaves some spotty lacing.

S - a complex yet nuanced nose. Notes of leather jump out first followed by malt vinegar and cherries and possibly oranges. Strong presence of wood along with hints of funky brett.

T - flavors of brow bread and hints of sweet toffee hit the tongue first but are quickly washed away by assertive flavors of tart fruit and malt vinegar. More malty character on the backend which slides into a slightly sour finish.

M - lighter side of medium bodied. Slick slightly watery mouthfeel. Surprisingly medium carbonation.

O - a well balanced and executed wild ale. While i wasnt crazy about the mouthfeel the aroma and flavors are very nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:22:22 | More by Teleweizen2
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque murky brown colour with a thin layer of light, bubbly dirty white head.

S - Acidic, funky, sour cherries.

T - Acidic and tart. Sour cherries, barnyard funk, sour cherries. Some oaky/tanic notes.

M - Medium body. Dry and tart. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 03:44:42 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bubbly deep ruby-brown color with a finger width head. A fruity cherry aroma with a good amount of funk. taste is a beautiful biting tart flavor with a trace of the barrel aging mixed in. A carbonated mouthfeel and this beer rises above many others. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 02:26:00 | More by jbdpsu82
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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-26-2013 13:29:55 | More by mendvicdog
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-22-2013 21:35:41 | More by IndyDad
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emsjf

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,570 ratings.