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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1022) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours hazy orange/red with a short off white head. Interesting nose of rubbing alcohol, toast and nut. Chocolate, brown bread, toasted grain, burnt caramel in the back of the mouth, and some toasted butter. Really quite warming. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 Couleur cuivrée, faible mousse beige pale. Puissantes vapeurs d’alcool laissent s’échapper des parfums de vanille, de forte levure, de vieux bois et de bonbons aux fruits synthétiques. Les flaveurs anisées, de liqueur forte et de bois sont brèves et repoussées par l’alcool. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince à moyenne, faible carbonatation. RBSG2005

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
bottle. hazy copper with some yeast floaties and a medium white head. alcohol nose, lots of yeast, and sugar. flavour is quite alcoholic with a heavy sweet malt and yeast component. tasty. finish is boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 750mL bottle. Rusty orange color with some brown hues as well, clear body with the scent of festive ginger, orange cream, pumpkin spice (is it because of the name?), black cherries, semi-milky and chalky palate. Finishes slightly acidic but not overpowering, with a sharp alcohol (cider-like) bite at times, finally ending with an odd brown sugar coating. An interesting beer that smells fantastic but falls apart on the back of the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Coconut aroma. Cloyingly sweet flavour with unpleasant coconut notes. Rather thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Deep amber color, almost brown, tan head. Interesting, malty, spicy, mild funk, anise. Medium bodied, somewhat alcoholic, especially for only being 7.2%. Kind of a strange beer, but I dug it for the most part.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2005
One of the best beers I’ve had in a long time. Elegant, distinctive, very drinkable and even a cute label to boot. Can’t wait to try more of the Jolly Pumpkins offerings. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6572) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2005
Black tea like tone with rather average looking top. Strong alcoholic nose well rounded malts, touch of vanilla and woody scent. Flavour: plenty of vanilla up front, sweet woody feel, malts. Warming, alcohol works here as a wrap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 2102-05-04. Lightly hazy dark dark amber, small beige head. 3+ lightly funky lemony fruity character, lightly musty. 7+ Flavour is similar, light sourness with a mild lemon character. Smooth average to light bodied palate. Quite quaffable. 7/3/7/3/15-16 Bottle from Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor

2005-xx-xx. Amber brown body, off white head. (3+) Alcoholic aroma contains sweet malt and something not quite brown sugar like. Sweet indiscriminate malt in the flavour has a touch of caramel and finishes quite dry. Average palate, with a lingering alcoholic finish. 6/3/6/3/12 Bottle shared at RBSG 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2005 RBSG - Barrel Aged. Sour aroma, vineous. Alcoholic. Strong yeast character, heavy alcohol presence. Woodsy, musty, alcohol. Interesting.

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