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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


Helibrewer's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
A very nice beverage. Pours a rustic dark copper with a cream colored head. Tart sour cherry up front, followed by a chocolate on the back side. Not overly sour but reminiscent of a Flanders Red. A must for fans of sours.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Sour bottle share save the BEST for last. Awesome cherry raspberry some plum wine the whole world of wonderful flavors and aromas. Perfect carbonation, heck perfect all around.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (70) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
One of my favs, cherry raspberry fruity aroma, perfect balance of cherries and slight oak, wonderful carbonation, everything comes together so well! Perfect!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (581) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
-Short review- Well balanced cherry vs. funk. Reminiscent of Nøgne ø kriek of telemark.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (974) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2013 vintage in 375ml bottle. Pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Mild sourness and some mellow sour cherry flavor. The beer just doesn't come together for me. Sometimes I get the base beer sourness and sometimes the cherry sour but it just doesn't meld. Though it got better as it breathed a little.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drankpenguin (10) - BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2014
Taped in Neighbourhood bar in San Diego. Great beer, sour red with aroma and taste of wild cherry. Acid is very strong because of the right carbonation of the beer. Generally, is a correctly produced beer with all the flavors and tastes that its type should have.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4363) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle, from trade with tfredvik. Pours a hazy nut brown body with a large creamy off-white head. Nose is sour lactic tones, stable funk, wood, cherries, red berries, raisins, sawdust and hints of stable, prunes and herbs. Taste is sour lactic tones, citric peel, lemon juice, stable bretty funk notes, wood, tart cherries, raisins, red berries and hints of herbs and brown sugar. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation. Super sour and funky, this is one powerful sour at it’s modest ABV. Highly enjoyable sour ale for any sour junkie out there. Also, my Christmas rating 2014, cheers and Merry Christmas to all you Ratebeerians out there, chin chin! :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrew_drinks (195) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 15, 2014
From bottle at CBC2012, from some old notes. Murky, red, opaque, small head. Deep sodden wood and acidic aroma, bit of fruit in the background. Good carbonation, thin in the mouth and very dry. Flavour is big sour cherry, touch of wood astringency, bone dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berntholer (1155) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
light beige head. red brown colour. aroma is cherries, solvent, caramel. taste is massive citric acid, vinegar, tanines. medium body, lots of carbonation. totally missing the balance and complexity. price/quality totally below par. bottle 35.5cl

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours murky mahogany with a frothy tan head.Sour cherry and oak aromas. Taste of sour cherries, oak and some acidic as well. Lively mouthfeel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a nice dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (840) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
On tap @ Sixgill. Pours dark murky brownish red with thin lacy off-white head. Aroma is light caramel malt, dark tart sour cherries, some leather, fig, and oak on the back. Taste is clean rich pale malt, sour cherry and currant come in strong mid-palate, dry, crisp, tart finsh. Dark, rich, sour beer, though tartness is kept in check. Amazing flavor here, easily one of the best domestic sours around.


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