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RATINGS: 1324   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2005 RBSG - Barrel Aged. Sour aroma, vineous. Alcoholic. Strong yeast character, heavy alcohol presence. Woodsy, musty, alcohol. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1116) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours hazy orange/red with a short off white head. Interesting nose of rubbing alcohol, toast and nut. Chocolate, brown bread, toasted grain, burnt caramel in the back of the mouth, and some toasted butter. Really quite warming. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 2102-05-04. Lightly hazy dark dark amber, small beige head. 3+ lightly funky lemony fruity character, lightly musty. 7+ Flavour is similar, light sourness with a mild lemon character. Smooth average to light bodied palate. Quite quaffable. 7/3/7/3/15-16 Bottle from Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor

2005-xx-xx. Amber brown body, off white head. (3+) Alcoholic aroma contains sweet malt and something not quite brown sugar like. Sweet indiscriminate malt in the flavour has a touch of caramel and finishes quite dry. Average palate, with a lingering alcoholic finish. 6/3/6/3/12 Bottle shared at RBSG 2005.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7293) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2005
Black tea like tone with rather average looking top. Strong alcoholic nose well rounded malts, touch of vanilla and woody scent. Flavour: plenty of vanilla up front, sweet woody feel, malts. Warming, alcohol works here as a wrap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 Couleur cuivre, faible mousse beige pale. Puissantes vapeurs dalcool laissent schapper des parfums de vanille, de forte levure, de vieux bois et de bonbons aux fruits synthtiques. Les flaveurs anises, de liqueur forte et de bois sont brves et repousses par lalcool. Corps dpaisseur semi mince moyenne, faible carbonatation. RBSG2005

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9314) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 750mL bottle. Rusty orange color with some brown hues as well, clear body with the scent of festive ginger, orange cream, pumpkin spice (is it because of the name?), black cherries, semi-milky and chalky palate. Finishes slightly acidic but not overpowering, with a sharp alcohol (cider-like) bite at times, finally ending with an odd brown sugar coating. An interesting beer that smells fantastic but falls apart on the back of the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
bottle. hazy copper with some yeast floaties and a medium white head. alcohol nose, lots of yeast, and sugar. flavour is quite alcoholic with a heavy sweet malt and yeast component. tasty. finish is boozy.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
RBSG2005
Sludge-tastic brown with plenty of chunks. If it didnt have that thick greyish head, It would have passed off as raw sewage. Serves me right for procrastinating and ending up with the tail end of the bottle. A very progressive aroma that alternated yeasty bread, spice, alcohol vapors and caramel malt. Taste was just a round, enveloping rush of booze, not much hops or yeast that I was expecting. Mouthfeel was quick and acrid like a shot of vodka.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
RBSG 05 Murky amber pour. Interesting aroma of hard candy with malt and caramel. Very good flavor of hard candy, caramel and malt. The candy reminds me of those different shapes and colored candy that my folks used to buy for Christmas and after a while those candies would get all stuck together... The body is light to medium, the texture creamy and oily, the carbonation is moderate to lively. Very good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
(22oz bottle) Sampled at the RBSG 2005 in Montreal, Canada. Pours a reddish-amber body with a yellowy head. High carbonation. Nose is very medicinal and lactic with bruised fruit undertones. Very sharp alcohol flavour with strong malt tones. Finish is mildly iodine.


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