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Red Poppy Ale | The Lost Abbey

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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: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased during a business trip to SF and take home to NC to sample with my wife.

A light brown with a reddish hue. Seems to be hazy but hard to tell with the dark color. Large bubbles that dissipate quickly. Aroma is cherries, lemon and green apple. Flavor follows with cherries leading along with a mild tartness and hints of dark fruit. The mouthfeel was a little disappointing as it was thin with too big a burst of bubbles escaping as it hits your mouth.

The flavors are pretty good but the carbonation detracted for me.

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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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Red Poppy Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,971 ratings
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