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RATINGS: 1323   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.

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3.5
Quevillon (3172) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
Bu au Mondila de la Bière 06. Couleur terre cuite, mini collet. Arome sucré. Un peu sûre et fruité.

3.3
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Pours dark honey brown w/ a full spritzy froth that just sits there forever. Aroma is sour. Medium nectar weight with ample residual effers. Flavors are sour like a Lambic. Grannysmith apples are the backbone of the flavor profile with a Jolly Rancher candy thing going on and some spice. It’s not sweet though. Totally dry and extremely effervescent with nice complexities. I would think this brew would be best served with food. Overall: I am not fond of this brew but will not knock it. For what it is, I am sure it has a following. I am also sure that some time in the bottle would help calm this brut down.

3.9
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Bottled. Murky brown with red highlights and a tan head. Sour aroma and flavor with a bit of fruit and a dry finish. I really enjoyed La Roja and will definitely try it again.

3.8
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottle. This is a combination of a nice Abbey Dubble and a Flemish Sour (3 parts Abbey to 1 part Flemish). I’m still trying to develop a palate for the sour beers and this is a nice beer to get you over the hump. Very well crafted.

3.6
eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Poured the color of muddy creek water with a tan head. Aroma was sour and nutty. Flavor was slighty sour with some bubble gum notes. Good malt, some fruitiness, and again some more bubble gum. The sourness was rather weak, but present.

2.6
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2006
After the hype I heard about this beer, I was excited to try it, especially given my affinity for ambers. Turns out I’m not so big on the Biere de Garde style. The sourness turned me off and the flavor came across to me as lacking dimension. For the style and the brewer, I prefer JP’s Biere de Mars.

3.9
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Re-rate. May 9, 2008. Poured from a 750mL Bottle at the brewery. Aroma is a musky, coconut and pineapple tartness. Mmmm. Delectably enticing. I love this curt, juicy Brett nose. Pours a lightly ruddied brown, somewhat cloudy with a rim of white. The flavor is juicy and rich. Some light malt creaminess plays off of vibrant ruby cherry flavor. Barrel oak works in well. Sugars a minimal but assisting. Love the sour quality. Backs out on a touch of dry leaf and wood. Delightful! 8/4/8/4/16

Originally rated: May 23, 2006. Julio’s Spring Beer Festival. Pour of golden mahogany. Rimmed of tan soap. Rich coconut Brett aroma, with sweet whirling caramels and tannins of chestnut. Flavor is sweet and curried. With a good dose of sour leathers and light woody wildness. Touches of champagne vinegar dance across the tongue. Drying oak tones. A good smack of Euro hops develop balance to the formidable medium malt. Good Stuff. 8/3/8/4/15 = 3.8

3.7
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
The aroma is complex and seems like it has scotch, caramel, spice, bread, and dark fruit. The flavor is much like the aroma with a strong candy and alcohol taste. The palate is just right. This is truly a marvelous beer.

3.7
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
This a rich, flavorful. dark roasted beer, with high caramelzation. Floral and fruit aroma complement the strong and fuity flavors. Enjoy if you got the time

3.9
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Robe rousse voilée sans mousse. Arômes acides de fruits. Saveurs de fruits, de levure et de poussière. Superbe! Bière de garde?


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