Red Poppy Ale | The Lost Abbey

Red Poppy AleRed Poppy Ale
BA SCORE
4.28/5
1,969 Ratings
Red Poppy AleRed Poppy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#623
Reviews:
582
Ratings:
1,969
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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568
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595
Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Most expensive beer I've bought to date ($20+tax for a 12.7 oz bottle)

Like a dark schwip schwap, a dark dark brown soda with plenty of fast rising carbonation which sustains the head well,.

Sour cherry soda with something i can't put my finger on. And that something is quite neutral for me, neither wonderful or terrible, yet is the base of the scent

Very sour, cherryish, but also some variation on an orange peel. And of course that thing I can't identify...

It magically adds this weird layer of dryness to the tongue.

Different, quality, but I don't jump for joy. Certainly interesting, but I wouldn't pay that much again for it.

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

Poured from a 350mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a murky, muddy brown color. A frothy, tan colored had sits on top with great retention. An ample amount of carbonation creates a lively appearance.

S: Sour and tart cherries and lots of funk.

T: Identical to the aroma with a blend of sour and tart cherries. A solid souring effect finishes it off.

M: Light to medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Definitely has a big puckering effect and leaves a dry finish.

O: This is a solid sour, one of the better ones I've tried. Just solid all around. Highly recommended.

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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,969 ratings
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