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RATINGS: 938   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany brown with cherry red highlights, a little bit of gold around the edges and a little bit of sediment floating around.Features a thick, bubbly light tan head which sticks around for a while. Decent lacing. Smell: Tart cherries, wine grape hulls, sweet oak and vinegar and a touch of funk. Taste: Wine grape hulls and tart cherries up front followed by a smooth oaky sweetness in the middle before ending with more tartness and just a hint of funky notes at the finish. Aftertaste is a mix of bitter grape hulls, oak and funk. Very well-balanced. Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation. The tartness, while not really puckering, coats the mouth in a film - in a good way. Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This is very enjoyable. I just wish I had more. Overall: Excellent beer overall. This is about as good as it gets as far as Flanders Reds go. If you see it, buy it. Yes, its pricey, but it doesnt disappoint.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11343) - 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 (1234) - 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 (2456) - 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 (2845) - 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 (1456) - 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 (175) - POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Loved it, very nice one, acidic, cherry like, hints of barrell, generally huge beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (949) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2017
From a bottle into a snifter. Brown body somewhat clear, tan head, reddish hue. Nose is cherries, sour, brown sugar. Light body, good carbonation, long sour note. Nicely balanced, interesting and unique beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (699) - - FEB 24, 2017
Pours as a very murky red colour with no head. Not too bad as sours go. Not unpleasantly cheek clenching! Does have a bit of a sour cherry taste. (K)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (822) - POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Aromat świeżo wyciśniętego soku z wiśni, lekka stajnia w tle, do tego odrobina nut beczkowych i pestkowych. W smaku dość mocno kwaśne (ale brak tutaj jakichkolwiek nut octowych), bardzo owocowe, wiśniowe, czuć też porzeczkę i trochę nut dzikich (jest słynny spocony koń :) ). W fniszu beczka, drewno, lekka pestkowość i odrobina słodyczy (to chyba ten mak). Bardzo dobry kwach, zbalansowany, przemyślany, zarwno do chlania hektolitrami jak i do spokojnej degustacji.


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