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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Roja is brewed in the Flanders tradition. We blend this beer from oak barrels where the beer has been aging for 12 months or longer. Weve added 10 lbs. of cherries and let this beer mature for additional time in the firkin. Truly an ale of grace and distinction. La Roja is a beer that we offer year round. Roja du Kriek is a beer that we made special for you at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Mahalo Plenty.

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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Great Taste, 2009. One of the best aromas of the day, with notes of orange, fig, apricot, and bing cherry. On the palate is plenty of funk, and the beer shows its complexity and the craft of the brewer. Notes of dried stone fruit and red wine vinegar, with a finish of vanilla and toasty oak. Not quite as refreshing on a hot day as the other JP beers were, but this was the most complex among them.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2017
Ah nice stuff, lightly tart, tons of cherry flavors, a lot like the rodenbachs. Clean and quickly fadeness tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (2071) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2017
Draft at Liberty in August - from notes. Ugly murky red brown pour. Creamy white head, good retention. Aroma: fruit, caramel, acetone. Im getting Twizzler on this - oaky twizzler. Taste: heavy on the wood. Tannic, charred toasted oak. Not really tart; not a lot of cherry. Earthy wet wood with astringent tannic end. Finishes way dry, like somebody is scraping my tongue. Medium+ body, soft carbonation. Overall: Im sure Id be into this if I was more refined, but nope -- this was a chore to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1756) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Aroma is woody, tart cherry juice, slight vinegar, funky, skins, decent. Appearance is amber red, light tan head, slightly hazy. Taste is tart cherry, woody, metallic, bitter, funk, skins, eh. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, super bitter tart cherry aftertaste. Overall, this is ok but this aftertaste is downright abrasive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Decent brew. Our was red brown. Head decent. Aroma of sour cherries and oak. Flavor followed, good firm tartness. Mouthfeel moderate with a slight acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (3016) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Deep copper-amber color with a soft white-pink head. Medicinal cherry, with a dull cider edge. Notes: Bottle at Tacos & Beer March 17 Beer Dinner

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (2000) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Were listening to Pat Boone singing Enter Sandman. Does this make the beer better? Maybe. Sweet lemon and asian pear.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14358) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle - Light cherry and some barrel spicy notes. Cloudy copper gold. A bit bland, cherry and a touch of raw wood. Nothing of interest, although not bad just bland.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle sent by b3shine and shared at the RBAG winter event. Slow gusher! Very hazy dark orange, tart cherries and light phenols, cherry juice, seedy and woody undertones, dry tart finish, but lacking punch, edging on watery even. Good stuff, but a little thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (10512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen (28/10/2016) dark orange to amber with a reddish hue with an off-white head. Fruity medium sour with prominent notes of cherry, yeast, some wooden nuances, tart cherry fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (4058) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
On tap at Himmeriget. Pours a clearish light brown with a small off-white head. Dry with a light sweet- and tartness. Aromas of sour cherries with hints of malts. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with more cherries.


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