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RATINGS: 1242   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.


tgncc's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Aroma is caramel, mustard, vinegar. the apperance is a cloudy amber color, white head. the flavor has again a mustard/vinegar quality which is spicy and sour, with a caramel sweetness in there, and a strong flavor od oak. Very nice. The finish is spicy and piney hops. The mouthfeel is middle of the road medium body. Very good.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (841) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Hazy reddish amber with a very small head, not much retention at all. The aroma has oak, tart cherries, plum, straw, apple, raisins, grape, and mellow funk. The flavor is just as complex, a nice blend of cherries, green apple, raisin, and oak, as well as a moderate sourness. Finishes well balanced and dry, with lingering oak, sour, and stone fruit. Fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/8/2013. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, cranberry, lemon zest, green apple, plum, raisin, red grape, caramel, leather, vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon zest, plum, raisin, red grape, caramel, leather, vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon zest, plum, raisin, red grape, caramel, leather, vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of tart/fruity/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately slick/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome sour red ale. All around great complexity and balance of tart/fruity/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (223) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of funky oaked berries, earth, must. Flavor is sweet yet refreshing, consistently tart throughout. Spicy oak finish. La Roja indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (457) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
W aromacie owocowo, głównie śliwki i brzoskwinie, wyraźnie winno - kwaskowe, karmel. W smaku dość wytrawne, jest śliwkowa owocowość, wyraźny orzeźwiający octowy kwasek, lekki karmel, dużo wanilii, która świetnie tam pasowała. Trunek bardzo szlachetny, choć mógłby być pełniejszy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (406) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja is, well, wild as expected. Sour aroma from a reddish pour with a thin head. Taste is sour and slightly sweet with some fruit notes. Unique but not overly intriguing. La Rosa will appeal to the sour fans and is an interesting diversion to the otherwise enthusiast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2450) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On draft. Nice tart sour aroma. Beautiful reddish light brown . Round and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (705) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a red color with white head. Tart and fruit aroma. Fruit, tart, funk and light malt flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Tart fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2014
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of some tart/sour notes, fruit, caramel malts and spices. The taste was similar with a blend of the tartness and the dark fruits. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (212) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours brown-red with half finger of head. Nose is sour apple, earthy, almost mineraly, sour cherry, woody. Taste starts off with sour fruits, very quickly turns woody, dries out a ton, spices, finishes with some plant rind bitterness and spices. Interesting beer, haven't had many Flanders style but I like this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle pours murky brown with medium carb and tan head. Aroma is dark tart fruits, taste is simialr with a nice sweet and biting sour finish


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