The Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale (365 Day 93)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Friday, March 4th, 2011

Lost Abbey Red Poppy

There are some beers in all of our cellars that we keep for a special occasion; more than anything, to be shared with close friends that will appreciate the contents within. Red Poppy Ale by The Lost Abbey is one such beer for me.

Last night wasn’t something special outside of the usual Thursday get together, it was only Chuck and I, but I have been wanting to try Red Poppy for some time now. Just about every time I go into my cellar I look at the bottle, wanting to grab it, but I needed to share it with at least one person. I didn’t want to be glutenous.

The funk and sour are apparent in the aroma and even more dominant in the taste. After a few sips the acidity that cleaned my teeth pearly white, seemed to subside. Yep, it seems like the taste buds started to appreciate the funkiness within. I could have finished the bottle by myself, although Chuck disagreed, and I am definitely on the prowl for another. It might be time to hit up my cousin Russ again. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10, Taste: 10, Look: 9, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 9.2

Useless Fact: Hans Christian Andersen, creator of fairy tales, was word-blind. He never learned to spell correctly, and his publishers always had the spelling errors corrected.

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