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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Poured in snifter. Dark color with 1 finger head. Strong sour nose. Extra sour taste upfront. Even finish, extremely tart.


4
pjotrapostou (295) - POLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Dość kwaśne i octowe, ale mimo wszystko w łagodny sposób. Owocowy aromat nadaje delikatności. Wyraziste i przyjemne.

3.8
czlowiekmotyka (459) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
A vinegarish beer, reminds me of Rodenbach Vintage which is a bit more fruity, more oaky (i mean wooden) but less acidic and vinegarish. Cherries add some tartness.

4
SzymonF (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
W aromacie główną rolę gra wiśnia. W smaku kwaśna wiśnia z lekką kontrą słodyczy, Dość octowo miodowy aromat. Przyjemne, pijalne.

3.9
KraftowyJakup (423) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2017
Pachnie intensywnie wiśnią, jest tu jeszcze lekka miodowo-octowa, słodka nuta, bardzo przyjemnie. W smaku lekko kwaśne z zaznaczoną słodyczą i jakimś dziwnym, ale przyjemnym posmakiem (może to ten mak, w ciemno bym nie zgadł) i lekką nutą drewna dębowego na finiszu.

4
Vighals (4338) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2017 Mørk brunorange med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter sure bær, trevirke og lett røyklukt. Middels fylde. Balansert. Lett syr og fruktig. Kirsebær, trevirke og vanilje. Middels lang. (Beavex17)

3.8
The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at The Rake. As 'Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale'. Dark orange brown, translucent and still with a foamy light brown head. Aroma is cherry, meaty sugars, little papery oak, touch of balsamic. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is tart dark cherry, again a little meaty, chocolate covered berries, tart cherry flavoured biscuits. Tasty. (7-4-8-4-15=3.8)

3.5
OminouSC2 (833) - Mora, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2017
Red/brown color, small beige head. Aromas of strawberries, cherries, oak, vinegar and sugar. Very tart taste with cherries, oak, gooseberries, earth and slight strawberries.

3.8
ciocanelu (2852) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 16, 2017
On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma has acetic tartness, toasted malt, barnyard notes and light caramel. Taste has a light tartness, acetic notes, basamico, red apple skin, toasted malt and burnt sugar.

3.6
77ships (10770) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2017
Thanks to Kraddel! 375 ml. bottle split by two. No date on the bottle. Copper toffee red amber, little tanned head. Nose is copper, herbal, low sour, toffee, malty, spices & strongly oxidized. Taste is fizzy weirdly oxidized, herbal, leaves, old bark, old cherry, low sourness. Feels past it, feels old which it might be given kraddel’s cellar. As mentioned there is no date. Still quite decent.

3.5
kraddel (8728) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2017
Pours redamber, small but stable with head, little cling. Smell is fresh, malty, lactic acid and oak. Taste is tart, oak, mild fruity, lactic acid, rather thin in mouthfeel and complexity is too little for the style. Ok, but I wonder why this is rated so high when there are far better options out there.


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