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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


DrGonzo's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2006
A murky brown color with a large off-white head. Slightly sour aroma, woody, hints of vinegar soaked cherries. On the dark and acidic end of the biere de garde spectrum, approaching Flemish sour ale status. I like the woody touch, though the dominant flavor here is something close to lemon. Seems like it’s stuck in between two styles: Flemish sour, and dubbel. It’s still pretty good, and has a place if for nothing else than for some interesting food pairings.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RocknSkol (13) - - APR 4, 2016
Deep Amber with a nice head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Funk and earthy notes in the aroma. Sweet, sour, caramel tartness in the flavor with a tasty, tart caramel finish. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (675) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
Draft at torst Red brown white head Aroma of Apple, Taste nice of spices and sour fruits Like the texture

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (940) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle at Erzbierschof Zurich. A light and vineous sour. Beautifully red, slightly cloudy. Very round and balanced, almost quaffable, but also one-dimensional.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stylurus (13) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Nicely tart and sour. 750ml had little head produced in the glass. Consumed in Jan-2016 and bottled in Sep-2015. This could make you pucker up with the lemony mouth feel. A great sour beer that is amber red in color.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schaetzakowski (10) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Really enjoyed the balance of the malt and tartness. Have been hanging on to this for awhile and was pleasantly surprised with it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2648) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 06.05.13. Unclear dark golden. Aroma of gueze. Sour taste of lemon juice. Long and sour aftertaste. Relatively round mouthfeel. Well-balanced, with medium high drinkability.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Amber to garnet pour light carbonation and thin white head. The great think about this one is the taste. Loads of Brett and lactic tartness. The malts were there but subdued. The balance of the sweetness to tart was 20/80 just like I love it. Some odd metallic taste on the finish otherwise it would have scored better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gonzin (140) - ARGENTINA - SEP 10, 2015
Botella de 330 ml. adquirida en New Beer Distributors, LES, New York. No soy fanático de las Wild Ales pero esta se deja tomar. Rojiza y casi sin espuma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2015
Tap. Pours brown amber with beige head. Aroma is oaky, vanilla, caramel, some tart berries, some vinegar, funk, some yam, cherries. Taste is quite sour, really oaky, dry and spicy vanilla. Low carbonation. Long acidic finish with tons of dry oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Draft. Amber pour with a small white head. Crisp and fresh sourness, with a hint of stables and a little bit of dank, red berries. Sharp and dry sour, with notes of sour red apples and a finish of a bitter grapefruit.


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