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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Body is ruby color with only a little bit of off white head around the outside of the glass. Aroma is fully of cherries, wood, and vinegar. Very carbonated feeling on the front end, but the bubbles are quickly dissipating. The flavor is pretty sour with a bit of a red wine vinegar taste, then has a little metallic chalky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (360) - - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Very pungent on the nose, flowery. Slightly sour with a good balance. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Red pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong cherry notes as well as some brett and a bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get some tart cherry notes as well as some biscuit malt and a hint of brown sugar. There is also some brett and some light funk notes, as well as some tannic oak character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (232) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Woody, Brett, sour cherry, alcohol. Pours a brilliant Amber/orange with off white head. Good mouthfeel nice acidity and balance the taste similar to the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (688) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with thin white head. Very effervescent definitely one to open over the sink. Aroma: Woody, Brett, sour cherries, hint of vinous, leather, note of caramel. Taste: High sourness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Thin/medium thick mouthfeel with smooth texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, astringent lingering sour, vinous, fruity, acetic finish. Comments: Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (272) - POLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Barwa: miedziana, mętna. Piana biała, niewielka, drobno pęcherzykowa, szybko zanikająca. Wysycenie niewielkie. Aromat: dziki, kwaśny, estrowy (wiśnie, porzeczki ?), ale niezbyt intensywny. Lekko drewniany pochodzący zapewne z beczki. Smak: kwaśny, ale z wytrawną kontrą i nieco drewniany pozostający na końcu. Mimo wszystko zbalansowany. Pierwsze piwo z browaru Jolly Pumpkin, które miałem okazję próbować. Było wielokrotnie nagradzane i pozostaje w czołówce rankingów internetowych. Jak dla mnie nie prezentuje się jednak wcale lepiej niż rodzimy Artezan Chateau, który choć również drogi to wydaje się ciekawszy zarówno pod względem smaku, jak i aromatu. Etykieta z pirackim kotem jest interesująca, ale to za mało żeby płacić aż taką kwotę. Niestety...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1066) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
750 ml bottle; Blend 13 Bottled 5-24-2013. Clear red copper, tan foam fades and rings. Light sour fruity aroma. Taste is tart and fruity, some faint funk and mild malts. Softer carbonation, light-medium bodied, low hopped. Nice clean quencher. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2613) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours amber with a soapy off-white head, Aroma of dark fruit, wood, and vinegar. Dark fruit flavor with caramel, spice, wood, and a subtle tart ending. Blend 12 Bottled on 7/11/11. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
desrochesb (26) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
juste wow, une belle bière sur qui ne fait pas de compromis! au nez au perçoit les arômes vinaigré mais une fois en bouche c’est une explosion de saveur finement balancé et teinté de goûts boisé. J’aime beaucoup!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit großer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, leicht röstmalzig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, säuerlich, Karamell, Citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
0.75l bottle from blend 11,2011 shared with the Tasting Crew. Popped the bottle and waited, waited, waited and waited. Then! It came like a good old Jolly beer should. Slowly rising and things are back to normal. Tons of big chunky dark floaters and sediments floating about in a really warm glowing amber colored body and it has a small thickly sidesticking light beige top. On the nose I get nice little hint of both paint thinner and red wine vinegar. Soft woody and tart, a little it of sour berries and in general it smells really nice. Soft oily in the mouth and it has a nice just below average carbonation. The Jolly flavors do not disappoint at all. It’s not to much or over the top, just refreshing, gentle tart and sour fruity. Like a Jolly should be. Lots of red berries such as sour gooseberries, sour red currants and a gentle vinegar hint in the back. Ends with a light mouth drying lemon sourness in the finish and aftertaste. Just lovely balanced and super easy to enjoy. This is a nice beer. 23.10.2013

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