Red Poppy Ale | The Lost Abbey

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Red Poppy AleRed Poppy Ale

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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.

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.

Added by BeerBeing on 09-07-2007

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

Thanks to Grant35 for the bottle!

12.7 oz caged and corked bottle at about fridge temp. "Vintage 2012 C" stamped on the neck of the bottle.

Pours out a nice looking, slightly hazy deep red almost brown color. Very nice ruby red al most pink highlights when held to the light. A rather fizzy off white/ light tan colored head that quickly turned itself into a small ring. No lacing.

Big aromas of tart sour cherries. Only a bit of horsey funk, I definatly expected more, a bit of tart apples. Some rich spicey dark malt comes in as it warms. Maybe a bit of wine.

Very nice tart sour pie cherry flavors, lots of acidic sourness takes over the palate. Kind of a rich dark sugar, dark malt flavor, hint of rich oak, and just hints of horsey funk.

This beer is pretty intensely sour. A very tart sour pie cherry sourness really lingers on and on complimented by a high amount of carbonation.

Definatly one of the better examples of the style. Similar to oude tart. Not super funky, but definatly intensely sour and full of bright cherry flavors.

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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
4.24 out of 5 based on 1,953 ratings.
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