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RATINGS: 1260   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Deep amber pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head, that has great retention and leaves respectable lacing. Nice, funky and fruity aroma, nutty notes, vinous notes, nectarines, toast and a fruity floral acidity, sort of like rose hips, or something of that nature. Flavor is sweet and tart stone fruit, grilled peaches, earth, nutty notes, floral notes, toasty wood, yeasty spice and a tart, nutty and fruity finish. Light to medium body with a dry, slightly oily entry, leading to a dry, slightly astringent finish.


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   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 (1057) - 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 (535) - 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 Iím 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 (1045) - 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 ainít 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 (565) - 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 (2272) - 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 (1383) - 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 didnít stay around for too long, but thereís 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 thereís also some berries, plum and vanilla that I notice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and has a good amount of carbonation. Surprisingly this is the first time Iíve tried this. Iíve seen it around for a long time, but for whatever reason I never picked up a bottle until recently. Itís 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 (4968) - 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.


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