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RATINGS: 944   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle: pours dark reddish brown with a big foam head, aroma is funky with cherries, taste cherries, oak, tart, fizzy mouthfeel. This is an excellent (and pricey) beer.


3
dorain (276) - 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 (412) - 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 (1636) - 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 (2829) - 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 (2912) - 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 (3107) - 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

3.8
Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2017
Hazy brown with a light tan head. Sour cherries, musty farmhouse, some sweet fruit, some caramel, light earth notes. Finish is long and semi-dry. Very nice.

3.5
mR_fr0g (12067) - 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
Jashiu (1303) - Gdañsk, 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
TychoJames (1308) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Grumlig rödbrunlila kulör med knappt något skum. Mogen doft av fat, trä, kryddor och svarta körsbär och röda bär. Syrlig och torr munkänsla med mycket bär. Hallon och körsbär med viss knäckighet


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