Name: Red Poppy Ale
Style: Flanders Oud Bruin
Brewery: Port Brewing Company. website
Region: San Marcos, California
ABV: 5.0% Abv
How served: 375ml caged and corked bottle poured into a La Chouffe glass.
I paired this beer with: nothing.
Tasted on: Monday March 29th, 2010.
Note: Well a Flanders Oud Briun is one of my favorite styles and Red Poppy Ale did not disappoint me! This beer is tart, but not over the top tart. You get a sour cherry flavor without the cherries being in your face. A very refreshing beer. I will age my other bottles as I am sure this will age very very well. This was a 2010 vintage & this bottle states a 5.0%abv while the website states a 5.5%abv.
On the Label: Malt Beverage Brewed with Cherries Aged in Oak Barrels.
From their website: 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. This beer is 5.5% ABV and is available in 375 and 750 ml bottles and on draft at inspired locations.
Availability: Mid-winter release
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