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RATINGS: 1290   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.


Markkind's rating

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markkind (43) - - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours red and hazy. No head at all. You can smell the sour from a mile away. Moderate carbonation. Puckering sourness! Must have for sour lovers. No hops to speak of, but you do get that real sour cherry and a bit of lemon bite as well. Finished surprisingly dry ad clean, get another sip! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Possibly the first sour beer I ever tried, it’s still almost exactly as I remember it being six years ago. Caramel coated sour apples, a bit peppery, I recall thinking there had to be cherries in this and being shocked that there were not. Still paramount to an understanding of the style.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
mjmoen (161) - - JUL 12, 2015
Drank straight from the bottle. Initial reaction was surprised because I didn’t know it would be sour. Not bad, but too sour for me

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is fermented red fruits, oak, light smoke, strawberry infused balsamic vinegar. Sweet / tart, with notes of berries, caramel, dusty old hops, oak, light vanilla, light funk. Decent souring on the finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5803) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Many thanks to Rich the Villain. Hazed orange / amber coloured pour with a lasting loose off white head. Aroma is tart and musty, raspberry. Flavour is composed of woody, tart fruit, musty, little pucker of acid, tart berry, cherry. Palate is sweet and sour, medium body, highish carbonation. A little vinegar notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jared_Clifton (69) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Pours dark amber. Medium body. Fruit and sour, spices, and cask flavors tastes like whiskey. The fruit is dark like prunes and strawberries. Barrell aging flavor is a medium intensity. Tastes like it is more ABV than it really is. Definitely a sipping beer

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColovianTrader (427) - - JUN 14, 2015
Tart cherries and lemon up front, with notes of nutty caramel, granny smith apples, toasted bread, nutmeg, cinnamon and blended spice. Hints of oak and bourbon in the finish. Great crisp and tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - MAY 27, 2015
I DONT LIKE FRUIT BEERS BUT THIS WONE TASTE PRETTY GOOD. THE PUMKIN IS NOT TO STRON IT STILL TASTES LIKE BEER. THERE ARE ALSO TASTES LIKE SPICES AND FRUITS PRETTY FUN BEER. BUT I WISH THEY’RE BIG BOTTEL WAS A CAN. DRINKING SOMETHING LITE LIKE THIS WULD BE BETTER FROM A CAN. THIS REGARD THAT MAYBE ON THANKSGIVING THEN I COULD DRINK THE BIG BOTTEL OR EVEN ON HALOWWEEN!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
750 ml bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy amber/caramel color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherries, caramel, oak, Jolly Pumpkin funk, a light spicy character, earthy bitterness creeps in, this is more tart than truly sour, always interesting to try these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
Nice beer. Just a little too tart for me, but still nicely done. First drank: DLD 2015 Vintage: 2016

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (407) - Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2015
A hazed maroon body supports a solid ring of bone white head with a pair of lace peninsulas

Rustic, juicy aromas and flavors with solid intensity of wine and oak backed by a gnarly earthy sweetness with moments of caramel-banana and bubblegum rounding into an array of fruit flesh offering blueberry, raspberry, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and mango on a cohesive medium body with very rounded carbonation, resilient basement mold and wood with caramel accents holding on to the last moment of residual

As the residual acids and sweetness layer up, a nutty sense of pecan butter presents itself, a very solid take on the style full of complexity, depth, and bright-rich fruit characteristics

375ml / 12.68 fl.oz served at 45º into 14.7 oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter



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