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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 375ml. @ Amerikaner blindsmagning @ Papsoe, Bottle #09.]

Unclear hazy medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, grapefriut, moderate to heavy yeasty, barnyard acidic, wood, berry - cherry notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long to average duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;o)) (190608)
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Bottle 375ml.

[ Vintage 2009 ]. Clear medium amber red colour with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy cherry, red wine, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, cherry, oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120127]
9-2-9-4-17

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Papsoes MadsBerg homecoming blindtasting, bottle #9. Pours murky orange and with a lacing off-white head. Solid dry citric aroma. Flavour is solid citric and dry brettish. Holds a mild berry fruity flavour and a solid citric bitterness following. Ends dry and citric and with more berry notes and with light wooden flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
Bottled. An unclear dark amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of wood, brettanomyces, alcohol, cherries, and other berries.The flavor is sweet and very spicy combined with an acidity and notes of caramel, wood, barnyard, vanilla, almonds, cherries, and other berries. The finish is tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27272) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Botte #9 at Papsoes blindtasting. Cloudy orange red coloured with a medium sized off white head. Light acidic aroma of wood, vanilla and brett. Light acidic flavour of wood, vanilla and brett with notes of berries and hops. Tart finish of wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sour wood, alcohol, sugar and some dark dry fruity notes. Mild tart cherries as well. Flavour is sour wood, with sweetness. Kind of Cantillon sourness mixed with sweet fruity notes. Very balanced and nice sour ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25572) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly murky amber/brownish color with a samll off-white head. Has a frutiy tart woody cherry aroma Fruity woody dry tart cherry flavor. Has a tart woody cherry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of toncatcher. Hazy amber golden with a small off-white head. Sourish and Brettish nose. Medium body with plenty of fruit, a weak cherry touch and plenty of wood. Tart and lightly salty with a slightly astringent finish. Very interesting. 190608

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (24624) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2009
Bottled at PBF. Cloudy reddish brown, almost no head. Highly acidic lambic-like barnyardy nose. Sourish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lovely and upfront flavour of oak and acidic barnyard. Perhaps not with the same levels of complexity as the best lambics, but still a mindblowingly fantastic sour ale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
8th September 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Sharp and sour. Not really getting any cherry or oak from this - just lemony sour. This is where me and sour beers part company ie where the acid drowns out all other elements.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle at OBriens in S.D. Murky brown color. Aroma of cherries steeped in balsamic vinegar. Taste is similar.


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