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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Claves77 (189) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Poured in snifter. Dark color with 1 finger head. Strong sour nose. Extra sour taste upfront. Even finish, extremely tart.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Thick, yeasty body of sour red cherry and sandalwood/ oak nuances. Finish is long and refined.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1228) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 2, 2016
W aromacie początkowo wanilia, karmel i... mak! Wręcz makowiec! Po czasie dochodzą czerwone owoce, kwasek, aromat nieco słabnie z czasem, ale pierwsze wrażenie jest piorunujące! W smaku raczej wytrawne, choć z wyraźnymi makowymi reminescencjami, lekka wiśnia, mocniejszy karmel, wyraźna kwaskowość, lecz nie kwaśność. Troszeczkę zbyt biedny posmak, minimalnie więcej goryczki ładnie domknęłoby kompozycję, aczkolwiek trunek już jest szlachetny i bardzo smaczny!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (350) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fredd_an (234) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1747) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Brown colour with tan head. Fruity, cherry, nut aroma. Sweet, sour, fruity, cherry, wood taste. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy brown, nose is funky, oak, light fruit, taste is dry, light funk, oak, vinegar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3598) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (1572) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (2339) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (284) - 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.


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