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RATINGS: 939   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a bubbly deep ruby-brown color with a finger width head. A fruity cherry aroma with a good amount of funk. taste is a beautiful biting tart flavor with a trace of the barrel aging mixed in. A carbonated mouthfeel and this beer rises above many others. Love it.


4.7
samsomuk (37) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Draft at Brewdog, Bristol. Pours deep cherry red with a fizzy pink head. Nose is light vinegar, sour cherries & woody oak. Taste is an explosion of spritzy sour cherries, oak & vanilla. Tart but not super sour. Immensely smooth, barrel ageing at it’s finest. Medium body, long dryish finish. Wonderful, amazing, gorgeous.

4.3
thorongil2 (3171) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2017
(Bottle) hazy, bright mahogany colour with a small tan head; aroma of sourness, wet wood, undertone of sweetness; assertive, rich sour flavour with a long, strong sour finishq

4.2
Grumbo (3130) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle from North Bar, Leeds. Pours unclear red/brown with almost no head. Aroma of sour fruits, cherry, strawberry, sawdust, salted aramel and flowers. Has a light sweetness, towards heavy sourness, and a light salty edge. Towards medium body, watery texture, average to soft carbonation. Very good.

3.8
ABUSEDGOAT (2771) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Hazy brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is sour with notes of cherry, vinegar, oak, yeast. Medium bodied, moderate to high acidity, well balanced.

3
dorain (423) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2017
Vom Fass im Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-11 getrunken. Eine ganz leichte Kirschsäure macht dieses Ale zu ein echt süffigen Sommerbegleiter.

3.8
bjorn77 (503) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Aromat: cierpki, trochę octowy, czerwone wino, wiśnie. Wygląd: miedziany brąz, lekko zmętnione, jasnobeżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa warstewka piany, niewielka, szybko się redukuje do warstewki na powierzchni. Smak: wytrawne, cierpkie, świeże i dojrzałe wiśnie na pierwszym planie, dalej wytrawne wino, na szczęście nie ma tu octowości, jest przyjemnie kwaśne i pijalne, nieźle zbalansowane. Dużo drzewnych nut, ściąganie na języku, alkohol ułożony, na finiszu cierpkie, tekstura lekka, wysycenie niskie. Na końcu pojawia się lekka, owocowa gorycz. Dobre piwo jak na swój styl. 7/4/7/4/16

4
neongolden (1666) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2017
(375ml bottle from boxbeers.dk) Pours a slightly hazy ruby-brown with a quite large cream head that fades slowly leaving lace. Aroma of quite sour cherries, lots of wood, red wine vinegar, cherry pits, horseblanket Brett, lemon, spicebox, light caramel malt sweetness. Flavour of tart cherry, lemon, quite strongly woody, tangy astringent quality, some dusty yeast, light caramel sweetness, soft spice notes, maybe a touch of hard cheese. Finish is dry, low lingering fruity tartness, lots of oak. Light to medium bodied with smooth soft carbonation. The overall feeling does belie the relatively low ABV, but with that under consideration it’s a quite drinkable sour red.

4.3
rdixon77 (2876) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Thanks Carl! Fantastic sour! Big bright cherry and other dark fruit with funk and tart nicely in balance. Moderate mouthfeel that sipped smooth.

4
Niko100 (2942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Hazy cider/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody malt, yeast, sour cherries, vanilla, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, oak, sour dark fruit (notably cherries), raisons, and spice; Finish is dry & sour/tart; Very nicely balanced; Nice aroma - well made sour ale.

3.8
AWISLguy (3180) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle from ck1, shared by all on poker night. Thanks! Dry. Red. Quite oaky, slightly hoppy. Somewhat fruity, sweet malts are fairly subtle. Overall solid and tasty. 14.3


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