Lost Abbey Red Poppy
I apologize, I don’t recall how this beer came into my beer cave. I know it came as part of a trade…. None-the-less, I’m surprised I still have room for more beer after the amazing showcase of Iron Brewer beer I had earlier tonight. But, it is here and it’s time for this Lost Abbey Red Poppy to met its maker!
Not sure why, but I was just in the mood for a Flanders Red, actually any day that ends in “day” I’m in the mood for a sour beer. Even though there is not much carbonation from the opening of the bottle through the pour, it has a great funky, sweet – sour aroma that makes me want to dive right into the beer to see just how sour it really is.
Wow, and that does not dissapoint. The intense sour just blasts the top of your mouth, but at the same time there is this sweet cherry oak flavor that warms the experience. While a fairly intensely sour beer, it is easy to overlook the subtle flavors in the beer. The sour funk and cherries make a great part of the profile. The tartness and bitter lemon accompanied by the soft oak really round this big bold beer, even though it is only 5% abv!
I have to get several more bottles of this delicious nectar!