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RATINGS: 953   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (5997) - Tokyo, - JAN 13, 2013
Murky cloud brown color. Very sour, tons of brett with tons of cherries. Sour, dry so well balanced. Perfect.


3.8
The_Osprey (8446) - 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 (795) - 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 (2792) - 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 (10436) - 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 (8578) - 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.

3.7
VastActiv (7390) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Tap at BeavEx 2017, London. Colour is murky dark red with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, ripe berries, dark berries, dryness, wood and some sourness. Very good.

4.3
moldovan9807 (341) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 12, 2017
Tasted at eavertown extravaganza.Aroma of oak barrel, light cherry. Body is light, tart and sour. Body is a little watery.

4
Christpuncher (3188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Aroma is cherry and fruit. Flavor is tart cherry, salty , and sour. Extremely well balanced. Had a draft at jerrys. Pours deep reddish brown with no head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Tide (4060) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2017 Bottle from online shop. Copper color, white head. Sour taste with cherry, tart, wheat, red currant, a bit of acidic notes and grass. Sour finish with cherry, tart, wheat, red currant and grass. Excellent sour red.

4
klm1 (1729) - Bled/SF, - SEP 9, 2017
From keg at Beavertown extravaganza in London: pours redish brown clear....flavor complex...


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