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RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
True perfection, brownish light carbonation wonderfull sour cherry nore with and excellent tingle of chrries dancing on your tounge,,,skight oak added to the depth, wondefull mouthfeel, absolutly fantastic.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1606) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 24, 2016
Lovely sourishberry like kick, overripe fruitiness aduga cookie poppy, some drying wood impact. Light sweetness, light sourness. Well balanced but nothing too fancy to cost this madness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2382) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2016
Red with a white head - Sour aroma with some fruity hints and olso hints of vinegar - sour malt body with some fruity and berry notes - The sour flavour goes into a long finish - This was real good

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (952) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is initially tart, underripe fruit but warms to some funky, musty oak notes. Taste is oaky, dry, tart and musty cherries. Very funky / mineral / oaky component. Really enjoyed how funky this was but was hoping for a touch more fruit sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
stefler74 (1) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2016 does not count
Vraiment excellente! vinaigre balsamique équilibre le sucre, on ne goute pas le pavot!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1459) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy dark ruby with a thin beige head. Complex notes of cherries, wild funk, mould, caramel, vanilla, oak barrel, minerals and subtle sulphur. Medium tartness, slight saltiness and a low amount of sweetness. With high carbonation and a smooth, oily texture, it makes for a refreshing drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1833) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle thanks to Kai. Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a small brown head. Aromas of vanilla, dark fruits, red berries, balsamico. Taste is vinegary, lactic, berries, vanilla, balsamico, dark fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
A corked 0.375l bottle from Ølbutikken. Had to struggle a bit to get the cork out of this, but when I did, it pours a deep dark dark amber colored thing, really cloudy and it has a wonderful looking fluffy everlasting dark beige top that is leaving nice lacing down the sides of the glass. Lovely tart nose, lots of berries and a soft velvety red vine vinegar. Also small notes of sour lime zest, wood, some mild form of sesame oil, sour raspberries and sour cherries? The aroma is lovely complex. Oh, it’s even more sour the the aroma led me to believe. Somewhat thin on the mouthfeel with a just above average carbonation level. Lots of sour berries here, watered down lime zest, acidic not ripe green gooseberries and yeah, red softly sour cherries. It’s really delicate this lille thing! Can’t remember that I’ve had something quite like this before really. Tasty and so refreshing! Imagine having something like this widely available... 09.05.2013

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (998) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 26, 2016
Aroma of light funk, rose, light wine vinegar. Taste is light sour, dry. Light acidic flavor, rose, wine, barrel.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimbo2 (180) - DENMARK - JUN 16, 2016
Dont understand the hype. Other - Belgian - breweries produce the same type of beer with better results. Fairly flat, not very tart...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (1055) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Pours murky reddish brown, tan / brown head. Aroma is cherries, lacto, oak, malt, raspberry, cedar. Flavor is tart cherries, malt, light vinegar, wood. Medium body, med sour, cherries and dark fruits. Nice flanders


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