Red Poppy | The Lost Abbey

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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

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle from Lost Abbey...375ml into New Glarus flute

Beautful deep amber/brown color...large head.

Wow, love the cherry taste that consumes my taste buds. Awesome oak flavor, perfect aftertaste that lingers, with the perfect amount of carbonation.

Smell is definitely cherry and oak...

Wish I had more of these!

Best Flanders red I've ever had.

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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.

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Red Poppy from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,992 ratings