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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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4160) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1174) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2014
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. hazy thick dark amber body. aroma: light malty, citrus lemon, grape, white wine, cask wood, vinegar. if: light sweet moderate acidic acetic. ff: light sweet moderate acidic very light bitter acetic vinegar; long duration. palate: light medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, moderate astringent finish. Azedume de limão e vinagre permeado por dulçor maltado. Amargor residual bem leve no final, lembrando casca de limão e também cinzas (maior na primeira taça e menor na segunda), assim como na Cantillon Bio. Complexidade aumenta na segunda metade da primeira taça, com acidez lembrando taninos de tinto seco e azedume diminuindo. Amadeirado bem presente no paladar. Cerveja refinada, mas não recomendada para leigos/iniciantes. Bochechada, lembra groselha ao ganhar temperatura. Padrão belga. Toques picantes no último quarto da cerveja, aumentando mais ainda sua complexidade. 210 s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Lacking notes. Aroma was funky, with oak, slight hint of vinegar. Extremely complex, funky but delicate. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Herbicles69 (51) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
This one is a bit much for me. Sour and fruity. Not much of an Amber flavor. The bitter hops is completely disguised by the sour cherry like finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (396) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
duft: svag funk. solbær. jordbær. lidt sødme. smag: frisk stref af funk. egetræ. bær. karamel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Not bad. Has some tart sour flavors on the front end and biscuity flavors on the finish. I remember liking this beer more than I do currently, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (154) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber brown with a thick white head. Aromas of green Apple, oak, sour raspberries, slight booze. Taste is pretty sour raspberries up front, green Apple, funk and yeast. Earthy and oaky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1552) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Blend 8 Bottled 6/10/2011 - sat this one for a while in my cellar, time to enjoy it! Dark red amber pour with a slight white head. Nose is lactic and tannic - a touch acetic - with a touch of oak as well. Complex taste, sour and tart with some vinegar notes that blends with the dark fruit and wood character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
750ml bottle, shared but mostly drunk by me with dinner the other night. Poured a dark ruby color with a small light tan head. Aroma was a touch of funky notes, some cherry, oak. Nice sour notes, some barrel. Sour cherries, but not supper sour, which makes it quite enjoyable to drink. Fabulous funky, slightly acidic. Nice carbonation makes this one lively from start to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (873) - 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.

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