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Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Krieked

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Krieked
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4673) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pour from growler. Deep red pour, slightly murky, and an off white head. Red cherries, vinegar, oak, a bit of blue cheese, sweet, and sour. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2671) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin: Opaque orange-y copper with a slight brown tint; small, gray-tinted head quickly disperses to a mild collar. Aroma of tart cherry skin, slightly musty hay, mild wood, & some vinous grape notes coming in & out. Not as woody or funky as La Roja but the cherry shines beautifully. Hint of sour lemon, too. Flavor is on point. Tart cherry, lemon flesh, slight yogurt-y lacto, a hint of dusty cellar must, some mellow & wet oak, & a tart, drying finish. A kiss of acidity but nowhere near burning. Beautifully done, great execution. I hope these guys start cranking out more fruited classics.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4820) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Cask at GTMW. Not much carbonation but certainly an awesome beer. Murky cherry brown red. Not much head. A nice sourness, lots of cherry. Smooth and subtle, very nice. Great cherry aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3582) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Pours a reddish color with a tan head. Aroma of tart cherries, vinegar, nice sourness, lemon and other citrus notes. Flavor is sour, lots of cherries and other sourness. Slick palate, really nice carbonation. The base beer is one of my favorite beers of all time and this didn’t disappoint. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
MiBG Summer Fest 2011. giant oak and cherry..insanely tannic. sweet, yet sour this beer is massive in the cherry, berry aspect. puckering and delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1394) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
On tap; pour is murky dark gold with a hint of amber. very modest off white head that does not retain well. The nose is cherry skins, vinegar, and oak. The flavor profile feels a little muted; I would have preferred more cherry on this one; it really takes a back seat to the vinegar, oak, with a hint of butter unfortunately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2655) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to Cesar. Amber in color. Cherry nose. Kinda watery with tart cherry, vinegar, and oak flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Labonix (19) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Pours amber red. The smell is sour cherries, the taste is a nice cherry tartness and some funk. This is a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9703) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Reddish brown pour. Small head. Tart cherries, nice light woody notes and some light caramel is detected faintly. Flavor is sour, cherries, wood, vinegar, light cheesy notes. Damn good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Festival 2010. Deep ruddy pour with a thin white head. The nose is intensely cherryish. Soft cherry skin and a little bit of cherry bit spiciness. Softly tart with a nice fresh fruitiness. Fresh and very rustic. Lovely soft, juicy tartness. Very complex yet quite approachable. Great stuff.

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