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RATINGS: 1262   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
tart sour nose with hints of brown caramel malts, thin head, deep mirky brown color, palate is quite watery which must be from the excessive dryness of this ale, flavor is acidic and tart but far from overwhelming, significant lingering bitterness, hints at fruit but far from complicated in the ester department, some dark malt flavor sticks around at the finish, very mild brett flavors... Far less complex and bretty than most other JP ales, but more sour than most of the others I’ve had


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3552) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 375ml (too much): Pours red with a small head and a thin layer of lacing. Aroma is cherries, vinegar, some spice. Taste is rather on the sour side. A lot of earthiness and wood. I can taste something akin to cork in there as well. The sourness is sort of at the top of the beer. Nice finish. I would have liked a little more at the finish, but I shouldn’t complain.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2495) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Red with off white head. Aroma is complex, dried fruit, peppery funk, some sharpness. Similar taste, woody, spicy winous, dried fruit. Decent body and not very sour. Delish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (824) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Amber red colored. Oak, tart, cherries in aroma. Taste is a nice dry sour. Pleasantly tart and woody. Nicely balanced. Overall a phenomenal Flanders style beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1060) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at Luksus, Tørst brooklyn. Pours a reddish Amber with a Amber coloured head. Nose has sour cherries, dry oak and some tart. Taste is upfront sour cherries and warheads. Not a lot of tart. Silky smooth on the palate. Pretty decent sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (543) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky amber copper light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is dry, oak, sour cherry, quite tart. Flavor is surprisingly mild, smooth, not very tart, light oak. Smooth and silky body with more lingering sweetness than tartness. Tasty, but I’m surprised at the lack of tartness in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
slight beige head leaves some lacing. amber colour. aroma is funky, red fruits, vanilla, wood. taste is some citric acid, lactic acid, vanilla, red fruits aftertaste is dry sour. complex, very nice balance. it ain’t a rodenbach grand cru, but this is really very good. medium body and carbonation. bottle 75cl / bd 2012

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (567) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bomber. Red brown with a creamy beige head. Sour white grapes, oak, caramel and funky tiles. Mild sweetness followed by a medium lactic sourness. Body is medium with a soapy feel and decent carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (668) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap, pours an auburn brown with little off white fizz. Earthy sweet sour aroma, very pleasant. The flavor follows with a nice dark amber Belgian lightly sweet very smooth and with a great addition of sour fruitiness and light tart and subtle oak. More oak and grain in the finish which is drying, very enjoyable and probably my favorite of the more regular find able holly pumpkin beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Refreshing spices, like most Unibroues strive to be, but without their negative yeast. Reminds of a saison.Rum whiff. Well carbonated. All taste. Lots of different malts. I must try all from this brewery. Licorice, corriander, rum, bourbon, fennel, fruit

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2278) - 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.


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