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RATINGS: 919   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2653) - Aarhus, - DEC 20, 2013
375 ml bottle acquired in a trade. Pours cloudy brownish with a fairly small head. Aroma is tart with berries. Taste is really nice with cherries, raspberries and almonds. Really nice beer!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (1100) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge. Mahogany brown color, beige head. Cherry nose, oak, sour candy, brown sugar, cherry pits. Sweet and sour taste, red berries, tart, brown sugar, floral, light malty and vinous notes, hint of dried fruit, moderate acidity. Rich, complex, smooth and balanced. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (377) - - NOV 25, 2016
Pour brown with a touch of red, bordering on copper. Nice lasting head. Good lacing. Clear cheery aroma, a bit of caramel, sour notes, some funky, woody, almost like bourbon, and flowers. Very dry flavor. Good tartness, not excessive. Lemony finish with some nuttiness fro the cherries. Touch of vinegar. Nice and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (500) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
Pours ruby red with small head. Aroma: nice wild yeast aroma coupled with sour red fruit aroma. A touch of marzipan. Taste: nicely sour, but perfectly balanced with the body. Again nice red fruit, a touch of bacteria. Very balanced, nicely drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4043) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Hazy red to brown colour with an off white head. Aroma red berry sour, slight malt very fruity. Taste light sweet to mid sour with a mid sweet and sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1372) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2016
375 corked bottle served in a Brewdog chalice glass. Purchased at La Mise En Bire - Lausanne. A: Pours a very dark amber cloudy color forming a medium yellow and creamy head with good retention that leaves a lot of soapy lacings in the glass. S: Nose is very fruity, sour and metallic. Flowery. Strong notes of cherry and wood. Notes of leather and earth. Apple vinegar. Grassy hops. Caramel malts backbone. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Again very fruity. Strong notes of cherry and apple. Apple vinegar. Taste becomes quickly dry and acid but not overwhelming. Smooth. Good sweet-sour balance. Hints of oak and metal. Light hoppy bitterness. M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Cherry and oak in the aftertaste. O: Excellent drinkability. Reminds a Flanders Red. Delicate and flowery. Masterpiece.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martythesmarty (202) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2016
Sample at SBWF. Pours orange with white head. Fresh aroma with notes of yeast and herbs. Really sour taste and finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4269) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Draft at armsby abbey. Pours wine dark red with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Lovely cherry notes on the nose along with some oakiness. Lovely cherry tartness on the tongue. Finish lingers a bit. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (564) - - OCT 15, 2016
Pours a dark body with a medium beige head. Sour fruity aroma. Very nice sour taste with a wide fruity palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (955) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2016
Draught sample at SBWF. Pours hazy orange, offwhit head. Aroma of poppy, vanilla, sour feel. Taste sour peach, lambic, oranic feel, sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2467) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 6, 2016
12.7 oz bottle at home. No BB date. dark brown color, medium big off-white head. smells of wood, marzipan, cherry notes, light poppy seed, bit citric, coconut, light vinous notes, light funk. very lovely smell. medium body, medium carbonation, soft mouthfeel. tastes of cherry, vinous, some wood, light poppy seed (i guess) which gives a very soft and well-rounded taste, lightly sour, bit acidic, marzipan, bit nutty, light green apples, lightly vinegarish. finishes lightly sour with vinous notes, light vinegar, some barrel and cherry notes. very nice one, smell is very very nice, taste is a touch to vinegarish / bit too much carbonation, overall very lovely beer though.


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