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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.


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Incredible woody, caramel, sour and acidic nose. Flavor is much the same. Deep caramel flavors, and complex woody sour notes. A fine, fine beer indeed.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2044) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear dark reddish amber with a dotted rim head, strips of lace. Taste is straight red sour ale - a light malt that is mostly sour; a little sweet wafts in and out through the lingering finish. A really solid example of the style. Beers like this remind me of Springtime in France. Full of vigor and life.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1327) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
375 ml bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a dark amber color with about a half inch off-white head. The head didn’t stay around for too long, but there’s a good amount of lacing. I liked the aroma, the brew smells like tart cherries, caramel, green grapes, oak and vinegar. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some berries, plum and vanilla that I notice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has a good amount of carbonation. Surprisingly this is the first time I’ve tried this. I’ve seen it around for a long time, but for whatever reason I never picked up a bottle until recently. It’s definitely worth trying, I thought it was good. $7.99 a bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4339) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft - Light balsamic, cherry and soured malts. Clear copper with a good beige red head. Tart cherry, woody notes and light balsamic. Great local example of the style, well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1185) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2014
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. hazy thick dark amber body. aroma: light malty, citrus lemon, grape, white wine, cask wood, vinegar. if: light sweet moderate acidic acetic. ff: light sweet moderate acidic very light bitter acetic vinegar; long duration. palate: light medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, moderate astringent finish. Azedume de limão e vinagre permeado por dulçor maltado. Amargor residual bem leve no final, lembrando casca de limão e também cinzas (maior na primeira taça e menor na segunda), assim como na Cantillon Bio. Complexidade aumenta na segunda metade da primeira taça, com acidez lembrando taninos de tinto seco e azedume diminuindo. Amadeirado bem presente no paladar. Cerveja refinada, mas não recomendada para leigos/iniciantes. Bochechada, lembra groselha ao ganhar temperatura. Padrão belga. Toques picantes no último quarto da cerveja, aumentando mais ainda sua complexidade. 210 s

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1307) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Lacking notes. Aroma was funky, with oak, slight hint of vinegar. Extremely complex, funky but delicate. Awesome brew.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Herbicles69 (55) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
This one is a bit much for me. Sour and fruity. Not much of an Amber flavor. The bitter hops is completely disguised by the sour cherry like finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (401) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
duft: svag funk. solbær. jordbær. lidt sødme. smag: frisk stref af funk. egetræ. bær. karamel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Not bad. Has some tart sour flavors on the front end and biscuity flavors on the finish. I remember liking this beer more than I do currently, but not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (155) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber brown with a thick white head. Aromas of green Apple, oak, sour raspberries, slight booze. Taste is pretty sour raspberries up front, green Apple, funk and yeast. Earthy and oaky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1585) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Blend 8 Bottled 6/10/2011 - sat this one for a while in my cellar, time to enjoy it! Dark red amber pour with a slight white head. Nose is lactic and tannic - a touch acetic - with a touch of oak as well. Complex taste, sour and tart with some vinegar notes that blends with the dark fruit and wood character.


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