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RATINGS: 930   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cheap (5593) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
Tap at industry. This is a darker brew. Looks like iced tea. Smell is quite appealingly tart. Oh my, the taste is just as scrumptious. Little bit of hop bite but this is simply one good tasting tart beer, yummy. Very yummy. Oh so nice, really liked this one. I need another!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1627) - - APR 2, 2016
375ml corked bottle. Sour cherry aroma with notes of vinegar funkiness as well as a hint of wood. Pours caramel brown with a ruby tinge and thin tan head with decent retention and some lacing. Starts with tart cherry flavor up front with slight vinegary nuisances. Finishes like a dry red wine that clings to palate after each sip with a bit of oak flavor as well. Nice sour that's not overpowering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (1145) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Interesting. Its got a lot of tart, sour aroma at first, but the taste is not all that intense. Theres some cherry and a bit of barnyard Brett, but other than that its surprisingly fleeting. Less substantial than I was expecting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Thick, yeasty body of sour red cherry and sandalwood/ oak nuances. Finish is long and refined.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1880) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 2, 2016
W aromacie początkowo wanilia, karmel i... mak! Wręcz makowiec! Po czasie dochodzą czerwone owoce, kwasek, aromat nieco słabnie z czasem, ale pierwsze wrażenie jest piorunujące! W smaku raczej wytrawne, choć z wyraźnymi makowymi reminescencjami, lekka wiśnia, mocniejszy karmel, wyraźna kwaskowość, lecz nie kwaśność. Troszeczkę zbyt biedny posmak, minimalnie więcej goryczki ładnie domknęłoby kompozycję, aczkolwiek trunek już jest szlachetny i bardzo smaczny!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdmiralVernon (1082) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
A: Red/brown with a big head that leaves a thin lacing on the glass. N: vinegar, bitter orange, kumquat, vanilla, oak, dates, cherry, raisins T: Strawberry, cherry, vanilla. O: Bitter, sweet and tart. Not great flavours in my opinion. Alright though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fredd_an (250) - Borlnge, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2015
Märkrödfärg med naturlig bubblig ganska vit krona, dofter blandade av enkel mörk kola /sirap fatlagrad, tillsammans med surighet & rödvinston. Syrlig, sursmak med tanniner blandad med körsbär, ek & kola. surig, gammel torkadefruktigt eftersmak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2434) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Brown colour with tan head. Fruity, cherry, nut aroma. Sweet, sour, fruity, cherry, wood taste. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11964) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy brown, nose is funky, oak, light fruit, taste is dry, light funk, oak, vinegar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
12.7 oz. bottle that I happily picked up a while back at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA. Pours a deep but translucent red with a somewhat fizzy white head that lasted through the first two sips and left spotty lace. Very pleasant aroma of cherries, oak, malt, and some mild red wine vinegar. The flavor is sour with cherry and a bit of oak. Bright on the palate with very mild bitterness at the finish. Light-medium bodied. Very nice.


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