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RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Roja, an artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. Deep amber with earthy caramel, spice and sour fruit notes developed through natural barrel aging. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and blended from barrels ranging in age between two and ten months. Truly an ale of distinction.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Dark hazy red colour with a off-white head. Spicy, fruity, alcoholic aroma and a sweet spicy, fruity taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10706) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
Bottled (Courtesy of BBB63 - thanks): Amber coloured. Hazy. Dense light beige head. Cocanut, sweetness and light spices in the nose. Flavour as well has coconut and light spices. Is grapish. Very dry end. Quite refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
Pours a hazy brownish with a tanned head. Smells very spicy. Sweet and quite port-like. Medium bodied. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pours a cloudy dark amber, small tan head, but this beer is well carbonated. Great aroma, Belgian yeast and a general fruitiness. Just a touch of wood. Very interesting flavor. Quite sweet and fruity. There’s something else here, though. Can’t place it. Delicate on the palate, good body. Real nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
25 oz bottle, via Sprinkle. Pours a dark amber with a fluffy and creamy off-white head. Lots of visible carbonation leads to amazing retention. Sugary sweet yet tart aroma, very fruity. Reminds me of a gueuze actually with that same old musty characteristic. Vanilla notes as well. Slightly tart and fruity flavor, with a lot of candy sweetness, yeast, and alcohol on the finish. Complex, vinous, and woody as a result of the barrel aging. Nice efforvescent carbonation, medium bodied up front with a little thinner finish. Very soft mouthfeel. Awesome beer all around, a truely unique and well crafted product.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Cloudy orange with white head. Vegetable aroma. Flavor is vegetable, slight sour, little spice. Medium palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Initially bright spicy light hoppy aroma. A whiff of milky sourness comes on. Medium sweet, medium to full bodied. Touch of wood, real bit of sourness, not enough to diminish the body, but it is definitely there. Very, very solid stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hatchy (32) - USA - JAN 9, 2006
dark reddish brown pour with a good head, slightly fruity aroma, but not very strong, spicy, fruity flavors, a bit like a sour ale, but not quite the same

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Thanks to Hatchy. Pours a darker hazy brownish amber with a medium off white head that laced nicely. Aroma was a bit light. Picked up vegetables, some spice, malty, caramel and a bit musty. Flavors of the same...kind of hard to explain. A bit sour and vineous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Pour is murky amber with a thin tan head...smell is sweet up front...very fruity with lots of berries...somewhat musty with notes of strawberry...toffee...taste is sweet and sharp right up front, with lots of toffee...somwhat thin bodied...


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