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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beers4Abigail (11) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Dark brown in color with ruby hues. Low to medium carbonation. Aromas of dark fruits. Flavors of sour cherries, raisins, dried plums.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bg80 (47) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
From 12oz bottle. Acidic, fruity aroma. Pinkish red appearance, clear, rose-like. No head to speak of, no lacing. Predominantly sour, but funky and a little bitter. Light body, thin texture, nearly-flat carbonation, long, strawberry flavor, slightly bitter grapefruity-finish. Not quite sour enough, too funky and bitter for my taste. A little flat overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4687) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge wine meet. Misty amber hue to the body, thin beige topping. Tart and sharp cherry sourness in the nose, same could be said for the taste, a bit ’woody’ but mostly sour cherries. Cheers whoever brought it to the tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy copper/red pour with a thin bubbly beige head, tart fruit aroma, taste has caramel, dried fruits, tart cherries, quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2670) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours dirty reddish brown with a small white wisp that quickly disappears. Aroma us a woody tartness and sourness with cherry. Taste is a quick oak and peppery sour tartness. Cherry and farmy and woody. Great sour red.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours brick red with no head. Sour cherry aroma. Taste is sour with surprisingly little depth. Not my favorite JP.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Purchased from town earlier today at Leary’s, the Amesbury location. $13 ($12.95 + $0.05 container deposit) for the 751 mL bottle. To long-stemmed red wine glass, it pours a murky barn red-tinted burnt orange with which a thin, snowy white-ringed head 1 pinky finger in length stood. A.- Likable, but unsurprising: Aromas of green tea, sunflower seeds/sunflower oil, pipe tobacco, sidewalk chalk, minerals, spelt malt, quinoa, Haandbakk dregs, oak, papaya, and dried apricot. A tiny morsel of saltiness, too, but really had to snort hard to get this one. T. Tastes the same with the addition of 6-row, sourdough/sourdough starter, Red Star dry active yeast, burnt cotton, and wood pulp. Grainy and somewhat floral. I dig it, but not my favorite Jolly Pumpkin brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3076) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle: This was the first Jolly Pumpkin beer I ever tried, actually. Light ruby-ish red color with copper overtones. Only mild clarity, topped with a foamy beige head that fades quickly to a chunky ring. Aroma of tart cherry skins, semi-juicy but mostly sour & acidic with undertones of red grape that borders on vinous, wet oak, & some critter laden funk. A touch of mustiness. Flavor follows nicely with a zesty tartness; cherries, red grapes, perhaps the slightest hint of lemon. It has an acidic bite, but it finishes mild & more clean without the typical burn. Oak, wood, toasted malt, musty hay, & some damp barnyard notes lead into a semi-tannic, dry finish. Oak & cherry notes linger on the palate afterwards. Really nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2125) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Lukt: Sur duft av frukter.
Utseende: Fin honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum.
Smak: Sur smak av frukter.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@7,2%, Når@02.01.2015

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2012) - DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Hazy red amber with a small white head. White glue, acetone, wooden, light yoghurt. Light/medium body, oily texture, low carbonation. Light/medium sweet and sour. Pretty pleasant and easy drinking, feels lighter than the abv.


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