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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

ApisAles' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Murky brown pour with a red/brown head. Aroma is tart, fruity, cherries. Flavor is tart cherries, oak, nice sour twang. Well balanced tasty sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martythesmarty (149) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2016
Sample at SBWF. Pours orange with white head. Fresh aroma with notes of yeast and herbs. Really sour taste and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4244) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Draft at armsby abbey. Pours wine dark red with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Lovely cherry notes on the nose along with some oakiness. Lovely cherry tartness on the tongue. Finish lingers a bit. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (560) - - OCT 15, 2016
Pours a dark body with a medium beige head. Sour fruity aroma. Very nice sour taste with a wide fruity palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (881) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2016
Draught sample at SBWF. Pours hazy orange, offwhit head. Aroma of poppy, vanilla, sour feel. Taste sour peach, lambic, oranic feel, sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 6, 2016
12.7 oz bottle at home. No BB date. dark brown color, medium big off-white head. smells of wood, marzipan, cherry notes, light poppy seed, bit citric, coconut, light vinous notes, light funk. very lovely smell. medium body, medium carbonation, soft mouthfeel. tastes of cherry, vinous, some wood, light poppy seed (i guess) which gives a very soft and well-rounded taste, lightly sour, bit acidic, marzipan, bit nutty, light green apples, lightly vinegarish. finishes lightly sour with vinous notes, light vinegar, some barrel and cherry notes. very nice one, smell is very very nice, taste is a touch to vinegarish / bit too much carbonation, overall very lovely beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3124) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle sample at Sbwf. Pours red brown. Tart taste of red berries and poppy seeds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (977) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
Draught @ Himmeriget. Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Cherry aroma with tart barnyard notes. A little berry sweetness with a solid amount of tart notes and a dry and very nice bitter finish. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1608) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2458) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1001) - 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.

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