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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 Cloudy caramel with big, foamy tan head / Floral nose of sour malts, cherries and caramel / Light, tart and acidic body with delicate carbonation and long, lingering finish / Fresh, sour flavors of caramel, cherries, apple, oak, cinnamon, and funky brett / Superb - a pinot noir of beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
I first experienced La Roja at the 2008 GABF and had to get more of it. I scored a bottle from Monument wines and Spirits. Blend 14 2008. The aroma is intoxicating and complex. Just by the smell, you can tell the complexity and depth. One of the great things about this ale is that it is not so extreme that people with less sophisticated palates can enjoy it. Very nice sour component that you look for and nice balance between the beer and barrel. Excellent quality!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pours brownish red with a khaki head. Smells sour with some mild sweetness underneath. Tastes very sour, straight sour with no real fruit flavors. Full-bodied with a prickly texture and average mouth-carbonation, Jolly Pumpkin La Roja finishes with some mild sourness and hints of sweetness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
j25stew (4) - Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
This is a great example of a sour beer that is a great balance between the beer and acidity. Too often some of the lambics get way to sour, this is a very complex beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Big fruity raisin prune sour smells. Beautiful reddish amber thin lasting head. Nice caramel raisin grain with sourness to carry it home. Refreshing leaving light tart behind.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 Bottled. Amber color huge brett aroma with some cherries and caramel. Horse blanket and cobwebs. Cinnamon and cherry flavor, tons of sour brett. Hands down the best Jolly P. I’ve had so far.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2008 (750 bottle purchased @ hi-time wines in costa mesa)murky brownish/red with a thick light brown head that left huge webbing as it sat.aroma was of red apples,brett,,and caramel malts.flavor was a mix of the aroma.with some brown sugar,cherry,and citurs hops.this is another fine example of a sour brew that still has a balance of other flavors.(BLEND 12 2007 BOTTLE RE-RATED ON 5-12-2008)wow,talk about well balanced.im not sure if its the batch,or the age,but this is awesome.all the flavors have come together.smooth drinking but still full of brett,cherries,oak,malts,brown sugar,wow.awesome shit.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2006
Bottled, thanks Immy! Cloudy dark amber, creamy head. Buttery ligtly acidic Brett aroma. Dry and light bodied with lively mouthfeel and notes of raspberries and oak. What a wonderful flavour explosion! Incredibly light and drinkable for 7.2%. Absolutely superb!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cschmelz (5) - Yakima, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2007 does not count
Wonderful but mild form of a Belgian/Fleimish sour. Much more drinkable than many where the sour character seems to be the only note. Glad I can finally get this in Tucson!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Pours a dark amber color with foamy white head. Excellent aroma of oak, whiskey, vanilla, sour cherry, wood and dark fruit. Oak whiskey flavor along with sour cherries and dark fruit are an amazing compliment to its spicy amber flavor. Amazing!


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