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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Cloudy amber-brown w/ noticeable sediment. Rocky, light brown foam. Sweet aroma of caramel, butterscotch, toffee & cookie dough w/ mild vinous character & barnyard-y funkiness. Oily, medium feel. Flavour is very sweet w/ light acidity & moderately bitter. Finish is warm & peppery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Reddish brown - almost Kriek colour. Hazy with a nice, creamy, off-white head. Incredibly lovely and very delicate nose - aromas of coconut! Delicious, lightly vinous and dry with a touch of acid. Good full body and very, very delicate. Jolly Pumpkin uses open fermentation which might explain the acidity, and they let their beer age on oak which explains the obvious notes of Bourbon and/or Rioje red wine. Yummy indeed. But a "Bière de Garde"?? Not really, this is far better. 240705

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
hazy orange brown, thin off white head. aroma of booze, toffee, earth , red liquorice and mixed fruit. flavours of burnt sugar, mild chocolate, jelly candies, spice. smooth mouthfeel. caramel and boozy finish. nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Strong aroma. Very pleasant. Almost like sherry. Totally cool label with a pirate cat! Powerful flavor, warming effect. I wouldn’t mind drinking this in front of a fire place in winter time.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Sweet nose, with notes of alcohol and coconut. Slight hazy amber body, with a small white head. Sweet and fruity flavor, with a alcoholic touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy orange coloured with a small beige head. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of alcohol and spices especially vanilla. Sweet fruity flavour with lots of spices and notes of alcohol.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Coconut aroma. Cloyingly sweet flavour with unpleasant coconut notes. Rather thin.

4.3
   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!

3.5
   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.

3.6
   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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