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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany brown with cherry red highlights, a little bit of gold around the edges and a little bit of sediment floating around.Features a thick, bubbly light tan head which sticks around for a while. Decent lacing. Smell: Tart cherries, wine grape hulls, sweet oak and vinegar and a touch of funk. Taste: Wine grape hulls and tart cherries up front followed by a smooth oaky sweetness in the middle before ending with more tartness and just a hint of funky notes at the finish. Aftertaste is a mix of bitter grape hulls, oak and funk. Very well-balanced. Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation. The tartness, while not really puckering, coats the mouth in a film - in a good way. Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This is very enjoyable. I just wish I had more. Overall: Excellent beer overall. This is about as good as it gets as far as Flanders Reds go. If you see it, buy it. Yes, itís pricey, but it doesnít disappoint.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (235) - 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 (11833) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2015
375ml bottle - shared by martjoobolut - thanks!
Opened with a big pop, but I was very careful to ensure it didnít 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 (1924) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2015
Hazy brown beer, big fluffy tan head. Nose is fruity sourness, sweet, malty notes, yeast. Flavor is tart and fruity, cherries, wood, berries. Dry and acidic finish with a syrupy edge, itís not overpowering though. Lingering berry tartness and dryness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
On tap at Caliente. Pours a murky brownish red with a slight light tan head. Aromas of vinegar, cherry, mineral water, nutty. Taste is light sour, with a clean finish. Slightly dry. Medium light body. Pretty good but I feel the newer sours har surpassed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 17, 2015
Backlog. Murky brown/deep red. Small head. Aroma is funk, oak, vinegar, fermented cherries. Complex with a nice balanced sour finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Deep Amber red and tint of brown pour with nice fluffy white head and great lacing. Smell of sour cherries raspberries and some plums and raisins. Taste of prickly tart and fruits all over of cherries raspberry and stone fruit. Some wine and brandy character in mouthfeel. Very complex and yummy brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttroha (443) - Americus, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle shared with jheath99. Pours cloudy dark amber with a little white head. Aroma of berries, wood, tart poppies. Tastes of poppies, berries and a definite sour taste. But itís not overly sour. Heavy bodied and medium carbonation. Iím not a fan of fruity or sour beers, but I really enjoyed this one. Well done Lost Abbey. Youíve converted this beer drinker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1522) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a reddish tint and a thin ring of off white head. Taste and aroma of tart, berries, and wood, with nice carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (4729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
37.5cl bottle from Beers of Europe. Backlog rating. It pours a dark ruby brown color with small pinkish head. Aroma is intense tart cherries vinegar esters and red wine. Taste is acidic with notes of tart cherries raspberries vinegar. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very nice

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