Red Poppy | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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:
#683
Reviews:
587
Ratings:
1,998
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle from tread with Homer321. Thanks buddy! Bottle No. 2 of my Last Night of My 20s tasting. Pours dark reddish brown slightly murky, with a big airy khaki head on top. Aroma of lots of cherries, sour vinegar, oak, some toffee. Flavor is sour cherries, acidic tones, vinegar, and an unexpected wave of chocolatey flavors and vanilla oak tannins. Earthy spicy undertones. Interesting. Medium bodied, feeling a bit heft for only 5%, with lots of carbonation. Very interesting brew, and pretty unique.

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

A-hazy brown to slight red color with a a nice light tan head and minimal lace

S-sour cherries, red wine vinegar, slight red wine and funk, hint of sweetness

T-sour cherries, red wine vinegar, oak, light caramel sweetness, slight funk, light red wine and vanilla

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, tart and dry finish

O-tasty Flanders Red ale with nice flavors, but a little high priced for what you get relative to alternatives

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Red Poppy from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,998 ratings