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RATINGS: 1319   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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Borup (14954) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2016
From tap at Himmeriget. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of tartness, acidic, berries, caramel and funk.

4
Mugdiller (14) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Tap a flight member at Jolly Pumpkin a Detroit. Had this many times before rating. Always wonderful choice- funk, sour, caramel, Solid in that order. Big smile until glass was empty.

3.9
djd07 (15282) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
On tap at Hughies. Pours a cloudy copper with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is sour fruit, oak, funk. Thin body, tart cherry, oak, leather, funky, very nice.

4.1
wlajwl (6942) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Aroma is cherries/berries, big funk/Brett and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is berries/fruit, mild sweetness, slight earthiness and big funk/Brett tartness in the finish.

3.7
ebone1988 (2017) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Aroma is tart, woody, tannins, funk, sour. Appearance is red brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is wood, tart, tannins, solid Flanders. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, woody tannins aftertaste. Overall, pretty pretty good.

3.6
AcctError31456 (618) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2016
The aroma is malt, caramel, clove and a little earthy yeast. Pours a brown/amber with a creamy light brown head mostly lasting. The taste is sour-medium. The body is medium, the texture creamy and the carbonation fizzy, the finish astringent. Overall the buzz outweighs the taste.

4.7
MetalNHopHead (2045) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2016
There are strange and wonderful things going on in La Roja. It pours dirty red with not-white suds. The aromas are funky, fruity, and acidic. The flavor profile is an odd balance of sweet/sour/fermented. Malty caramel, booze-soaked wood, tangy cherry, sweet/tart citrus, balsamic and white vinegar, and funky earth. It’s all so unusual, all so drinkable. Rot can be fun if you let the right brewer show you how.

3.3
HuskerTan (2320) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. A- Oak, cherries, subtle sourness, overripe stone fruit A- Orange brown color, hazy liquid, beige head. T- Oak, caramel, cherries, slightly sour. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, full finish. O- Decent. Reminded me much more of a barley wine than a sour. Aroma was good. Something in the taste that I can’t quite place that hurt it a bit for me.

3.9
bpar73 (1165) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
At Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival. Reddish brown pour with a tan head. Sour fruit, malt and caramel in the aroma and taste.

4.6
RocknSkol (15) - - APR 4, 2016
Deep Amber with a nice head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Funk and earthy notes in the aroma. Sweet, sour, caramel tartness in the flavor with a tasty, tart caramel finish. Delicious!


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