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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Hazy cider/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody malt, yeast, sour cherries, vanilla, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, oak, sour dark fruit (notably cherries), raisons, and spice; Finish is dry & sour/tart; Very nicely balanced; Nice aroma - well made sour ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2934) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle from ck1, shared by all on poker night. Thanks! Dry. Red. Quite oaky, slightly hoppy. Somewhat fruity, sweet malts are fairly subtle. Overall solid and tasty. 14.3

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3195) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2017
Hazy brown with a light tan head. Sour cherries, musty farmhouse, some sweet fruit, some caramel, light earth notes. Finish is long and semi-dry. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Keg at Ratebeer Best Beer Festival. 31/01/2016. A murky brown / onion skin coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is tangy sour, lemon, horsey funk, sweet and sour with woody notes. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, tangy sour, cinamon spices, biscuity malts, dusty musty sourness. Palate is dry and tangy, moderate carbonation, approachable sourness. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
375ml bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Red fruit (cherry) aroma over slight vinegar. Very nice funk. Taste is cherry pit sour, slight bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (1255) - rebro, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Grumlig rdbrunlila kulr med knappt ngot skum. Mogen doft av fat, tr, kryddor och svarta krsbr och rda br. Syrlig och torr munknsla med mycket br. Hallon och krsbr med viss knckighet

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turtles (2515) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
375ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark brown, small tanned head, some lacing. Mature oaky aroma, tart cherries, red wine vinegar, yellow cheese and mild funk. Medium to full bodied, tart, rich and smooth mouthfeel. Tart, and yeasty peppery taste, cheese, cherries, great rich taste from the oak barrels. Long tart and dry finish. Very drinkable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2866) - NORWAY - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle enjoyed at home
Dark red, opaque, nice tanned head. Smell of caramel, funk, red berries, cherries, oak, barnyard, quite inviting. Light sweet, fruity, cherries, medium sour, nice acids, quite funky, alot of farm flavors, complex overall. Moderate bitter, cherry stone tail. Very nice stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
On tap at Beer Junction. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is cherries and barrel. Taste is similar with bready notes. Refreshing, pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Olo13 (200) - POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Loved it, very nice one, acidic, cherry like, hints of barrell, generally huge beer.


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