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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.

TimE's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, - JAN 13, 2013
Murky cloud brown color. Very sour, tons of brett with tons of cherries. Sour, dry so well balanced. Perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttroha (437) - 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 (1506) - 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 (4024) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Really getting into sours so I am fortunate to be able to go here. Pours reddish cloudy and light carbonation. Obviously the fruits dominated with some wine character. Cherries raspberries sme peach and sme wood notes. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BEERBRO88 (5) - Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2015 does not count
This sour gem has my vote for all time favorite sour beer. Very nice color,very strong cherry notes, I would recommend to anyone who hasnít tried it yet if you can find it...I havenít been able to find a bottle of this stuff in a few years!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1772) - Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Draft. Muddy light brown. Iím giving it the benefit of the doubt from being served poorly. Spotty white head. Yeast/brett, oak, and cherry lead the parade. Semi dry. Acidic. A medium to high, complex sourness. Tart. Intense, yet refined. Not perfect, but very very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
37,5cl bottle at home. Almost clear, dark copper colour, offwhite foamy head that leaves a nice lacing. Fruity and earthy, funky nose and taste with sour cherries, green apples, vinegar, roasted malts with light caramel, iron-y. Clean and dry. Lively carbonation, medium body, soft mouthfeel. I like the Belgian Flemish browns better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Awesome sour, garnet pour with quick fading white head. Aroma of all kinds of delicious fruits. Tart and sour and some funk. It had some vinegar in it that was quite enjoyable believe it or not. Just slight but added to acidity. Great great!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2206) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2015
A reddish brown, a light beige head is very big and slowly growing. Aroma is great, cherries, raspberries, some sourness of vinegar, hint of chocolate. Taste is strongly sour, cherries, cherrie stones, some iron, low sweetness. Medium bodied, fresh carbonatin, slightly sticky as usual. The great and balanced beer, enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1178) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 9, 2015
375 ml bottle from Ammersin Centerstore, Brunn/Gebirge.
Dark copper body, with a medium, fizzy, dissipating, slightly pink head.
Wonderful, complex aroma of oak, wine, vanilla, berries, cherries, funk, some ripe fruits.
Taste is also delicious, indeed with poppy seed, funk, oak, wine, vanilla, sour berries and cherries, apples, overripe fruits, some vinegar.
Medium mouthfeel, with a fizzy carbonation.
Finishes smooth, sour, dry, a bit funky, with oak and fruit notes.

Clearly the best Sour Red/Brown Iíve had so far, offering everything great from this style, but with the unique twist of the poppy seeds that works really well. Extra point for the low ABV compared to other world class beers of this style. Amazing stuff!

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