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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (799) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
A: Red/brown with a big head that leaves a thin lacing on the glass. N: vinegar, bitter orange, kumquat, vanilla, oak, dates, cherry, raisins T: Strawberry, cherry, vanilla. O: Bitter, sweet and tart. Not great flavours in my opinion. Alright though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fredd_an (245) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2015
Märkrödfärg med naturlig bubblig ganska vit krona, dofter blandade av enkel mörk kola /sirap fatlagrad, tillsammans med surighet & rödvinston. Syrlig, sursmak med tanniner blandad med körsbär, ek & kola. surig, gammel torkadefruktigt eftersmak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Brown colour with tan head. Fruity, cherry, nut aroma. Sweet, sour, fruity, cherry, wood taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy brown, nose is funky, oak, light fruit, taste is dry, light funk, oak, vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
12.7 oz. bottle that I happily picked up a while back at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA. Pours a deep but translucent red with a somewhat fizzy white head that lasted through the first two sips and left spotty lace. Very pleasant aroma of cherries, oak, malt, and some mild red wine vinegar. The flavor is sour with cherry and a bit of oak. Bright on the palate with very mild bitterness at the finish. Light-medium bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle from Firma Bier. Chestnut brown with thin head. Smell seeds, cinnamon, leather. Mild sour, spacious flavor filled with herbs, poppyseed, cardemom, cumin. Sherry-like, very flowery, strawberry. Some dough, breadiness. Fermented cherry juice. Very pleasant and no unwanted flavors. Supple mouthfeel, very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (3627) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Sjogro. Hazy reddish brown with big off white head. Quite some spices (cardamom, cumin), lactic notes, flowery, sour cherries, funk, sherry, overripe strawberries, brown bread. Medium sour with light sweetness and light spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with slight creamy feel and quite some carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (410) - POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours red, cloudy, with whitish head that quickly disappears. Aroma of cherries with lots of sourness, distinct barrel notes. Taste is distinctly sour with astringent aftertaste of tannins and cherry stones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2015
375ml bottle - shared by martjoobolut - thanks!
Opened with a big pop, but I was very careful to ensure it didn’t gush. Pours a hazy red, with a quite fizzy, but also pleasantly persistent off-white head. Pleasant sweet aroma, some cherry, some childrens sweeties. Later a bit of coconut, but not in an oily (sorachi ace) way. Much less sweet taste. Crisp palate, nice level of acidity, and crisp carbonation too, I did prefer it after a bit of swirling. Nicely woody body, black cherry and cherry stones, and again that strange hint of coconut. Very refreshing, perfect balance of fruitiness and sourness. Excellent sour fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours redish brown with beige head. The small head stays. Aroma is sweet, sour, oak, red fruits, slight vanilla. Flavor is sour and dry, red fruits, oak. Finish is dry and some oak. Carbonation is high. Overall: very good

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