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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


Philip's rating

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Great Taste, 2009. One of the best aromas of the day, with notes of orange, fig, apricot, and bing cherry. On the palate is plenty of funk, and the beer shows its complexity and the craft of the brewer. Notes of dried stone fruit and red wine vinegar, with a finish of vanilla and toasty oak. Not quite as refreshing on a hot day as the other JP beers were, but this was the most complex among them.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6176) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Draught at Hop Cat. Pours with little carbonation. Reddish brown. Light sour with some nice wine/grape notes. Very smooth. Oak stands out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2016
An interesting take on the Kriek. Oak is pretty apparent, some lingering vanilla, the cherries offer a tartness more than sweetness. Sweet maltiness. Bought in Indy in 2016.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUN 19, 2016
Notes from summer. Pours cloudy reddish color. Aroma and taste are tart cherries and oak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6237) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Paint thinner, fruit, cherry and tart aromas. Flavors are eh, paint, cherry and oak.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (13485) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle- pours reddish Amber white head- nose and taste of cherry juice, magic marker, wet oak and cherry skin - medium body

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (817) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at Redlight in Orlando, FL. Aroma is extremely unique...fermented cherries, cheese rinds, musty oak. Taste is loads of wood, musty cherries. Taste like it was aged 100 years but still so fresh and lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2492) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle from Spec’s. Cloudy reddish-amber with a small but lasting pinkish-whitish head. Aroma of sour cherry, oak, yeasty esters, and maybe a hint of caramel and vanilla. Medium bodied and quite dry with smooth but somehow lively carbonation. Taste is oak and cherry, moderately tart and slightly sweet. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (895) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Big tart cherry smell slight malt base comes through. Cloudy pale red color ring and ultra thin white head. Smooth malt, the cherry sour is very floral and comes out in the air around the sip.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle. Light barnyard, tart red cherry, caramel malt, and hay aroma. Cloudy dark amber with small head. Lightly sour, dry cherry, light malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Body a bit light.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5939) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Hazy pink color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, wild yeast, some wood. Taste was sweeter cherries, toast, light tartness. Not nearly as good as Rojzilla.


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