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Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Krieked

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Krieked
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Roja is brewed in the Flanders tradition. We blend this beer from oak barrels where the beer has been aging for 12 months or longer. We’ve added 10 lbs. of cherries and let this beer mature for additional time in the firkin. Truly an ale of grace and distinction. La Roja is a beer that we offer year round. Roja du Kriek is a beer that we made special for you at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Mahalo Plenty.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluffy (2141) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Could be a bit more sour and cherry flavored, but otherwise it's a nicely balanced kriek. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s; bottled 04/08/15, as La Roja du Kriek, 7.5% ABV
Hazy bright light amber color with orange hue, small head. Very interesting aroma, deep, a bit pungent, sour berries. Good body, with strong sourness, but with no apparent flaws (vinegar, acetone), and a nice fruity track. A bit astringent in the final.
Very good, well made.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4299) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a jolly pumpkin snifter. The beer is a hazy copper color with a white head that fizzles out quickly. The aroma has strong cherry juice with nuances of balsamic vinegar and pleasant woody notes. Higher acidity. There is a bit of sweetness here as well, like a fruity, jammy sweetness. Medium body and high carbonation. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Deep red and amber color. Thinner white ring heag. Sour aroma and flavor with a thicker malt texture. A lot of woodInes in the texture and flavor. Great sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4466) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
bottle. Amber brown with one finger head. Puckeringly tart with strong cherry and vinegar notes. Nice woodiness. There’s some mild funk, but it’s buried beneath the other flavors. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this borders on being too sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3975) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2015
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; blend 2, bottled 4/8/2015. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sweet/tart cherry, cranberry, lemon, green apple, plum, red grape, brown sugar, toasted oak, peppercorn, light red wine vinegar, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, cherry juice, oak, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sweet/tart cherry, cranberry, lemon, green apple, plum, red grape, brown sugar, toasted oak, peppercorn, light red wine vinegar, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate amount of fruity/earthy tartness and spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, cranberry, lemon, green apple, plum, red grape, brown sugar, toasted oak, peppercorn, light vinegar, leather, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, cherry juicy, oak, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately acidic/tannic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour red ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, cherry juice, oak, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth to drink with the moderate acidity. This was pretty much identical in complexity to regular La Roja; but you get stronger sweet/tart cherry flavors, that are still well balanced with the rest of the beer. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at the MGB Summer Beer Fest. The pour is a foggy reddish-brown color with a decent off white head and some good lace. The aroma is pretty good. There is an excellent cherry in this baby, with a little oak, but for the most part, it’s not as sour as I was hoping to get. Was looking for more tart sharpness and instead got a little bit of funk. The flavor is a little better, but very similar. There is a resounding cherry and a good funk, but there is also a little bit of grape skin that helps the sour I think. The oak isn’t really prevalent and it lets the fruit take over. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a disappointing carbonation and a lingeringly sour, yet funky cherry carrying out the back end

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Pours reddish copper with an off-white head. The aroma has lots of rusticness, cherries, funk, wood and is pretty rich and earthy. It has a medium / light crisp body with lots of gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with semi-dry cherries, light toasty malt, funk, leaves, grass and sulfur. The finish has dried fruits, rustic funk, earth and dried cherries. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Had on draft at tap n handle. Poured cloudy, tart, light acetic character, cherry, malty. This is a great beer with a firm spot in my heart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1083) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015
750ml bottle - pours a pale pink with thin off white head . Huge sour cherry aroma . Nice sour cherry flavor with a tart finish . Tasty stuff . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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