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Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Krieked
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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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. Weíve 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (475) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours pinkish amber with very small head. Aroma is Rodenbach-esque with deep berry notes, sweet malt, grape skin, balsamic, and delicate sour cherry. Bright citrus, too. Taste is sweet cherry and rosť wine with caramel, amaro, lemon peel, oaky finish. Havenít had regular La Roja in a while so hard to say how this compares, but itís excellent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3144) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. It poured a red color with a white head. The aroma was of tart cherries and wood. The taste was similar to the aroma with more tart cherries, wood and a solid sour finish. It had a medium body with a nice texture. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6519) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
750 ml bottle, labeled as La Roja Du Kriek to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DrSilverworm). Blend 2, bottled on 04/08/15. Looks good; a cloudy amberish dark caramel with thin fizzy white head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes semi-tart and fruity with a nice cherry presence alongside a bit of oak. The amber malt bill complements the sour part of the beer nicely; like a pleasantly full Flanders. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and pleasantly tart. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
Draught @ Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours hazy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cherries, some fruits, brett and tartness. Taste is medium sweet and medium sour with a long dry, sour, cherry and funky finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor. An unclear, amber beer with a minimal sized off-white head. The aroma is lemony, vinegarish and lightly malty, with some berry and funk. Itís medium bodied and tart on the palate, quite effervescent. The berries are more evident in the flavor than in the aroma, with the same light caramel malts and vinegar sourness. Lasting funky, berry-ish finish. A bit too much vinegar for me, but sure nice anyway. 150614

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5798) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Sampled at Churchkey pours a murky amber with some cloudy, white head. Nose has more floral notes, a bit soapy, some spice, some berry, vinegar, lemon peel. Flavor has lots of acid and a little bit of sweet tarts, Vitamin C, grapefruit juice, some blood orange soda. Full, tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (906) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
900th rating nice. Pours a very thick fogged orange red look. A fluffy bubbly head. A very funky aroma with a vinegar background. A sour taste full of funky notes. Big cherry in the end. Great overall feel. A dry sour finish. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (8353) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle, split with staff. Hazy red orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves kind of bigger ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Nice massive cherry taste, oak. Great bigger sour taste, lighter sweet. Fantastic cherry sour ale. Very pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (745) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Very tart and delicous. Pours a hazy red with mild aroma. Has a suberb flavor. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3355) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
On tap at Crest in Clintonville as a part of their JP tap takeover: murky orange-brown pour with thin white head. aroma of tart, funk, red fruit. tastes are earthy, wheaty funk. moderate sour. light. berry. dry champagne-y vibe. - 7.6


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