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RATINGS: 945   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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3.9
Mr_Pink_152 (5007) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Hazy red to brown colour with an off white head. Aroma red berry sour, slight malt very fruity. Taste light sweet to mid sour with a mid sweet and sour finish.

4.1
eduardovl (1449) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2016
375 corked bottle served in a Brewdog chalice glass. Purchased at La Mise En Bière - Lausanne. A: Pours a very dark amber cloudy color forming a medium yellow and creamy head with good retention that leaves a lot of soapy lacings in the glass. S: Nose is very fruity, sour and metallic. Flowery. Strong notes of cherry and wood. Notes of leather and earth. Apple vinegar. Grassy hops. Caramel malts backbone. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Again very fruity. Strong notes of cherry and apple. Apple vinegar. Taste becomes quickly dry and acid but not overwhelming. Smooth. Good sweet-sour balance. Hints of oak and metal. Light hoppy bitterness. M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Cherry and oak in the aftertaste. O: Excellent drinkability. Reminds a Flanders Red. Delicate and flowery. Masterpiece.

3.3
martythesmarty (336) - 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.

4.1
DiarmaidBHK (4907) - 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

3.4
murran (643) - - OCT 15, 2016
Pours a dark body with a medium beige head. Sour fruity aroma. Very nice sour taste with a wide fruity palate.

4.2
Malin_aiisa (1144) - 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.

4.3
Werckmeister (3184) - 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.

3.5
finol (3389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle sample at Sbwf. Pours red brown. Tart taste of red berries and poppy seeds.

4.1
MPA (999) - 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.

3.6
Vells (1846) - Rīga, 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


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