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RATINGS: 1316   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Pours a deep amber, with a hint of haze. Nice slightly off-white head that is lush and lasts. Aroma is very oaky, with a hint of yeast and sourness. In the mouth, its quite carbonated yet soft. The sourness is at the forefront here, but its not overpowering. Im not a big sour guy (or a big oak guy, for that matter), but this was nice.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1430) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Beer Store. Smells of malt, oak, sour fruits. Flavor is sour then earthy finishing fruity and malty ending more sour. Nice balance and ABV is hidden nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abdiorio (21) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Cloudy amber color. Smells oaky with various spice and citrus undertones. Taste the wood and sour- really fresh. The finish is tart. Really nice sour!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2404) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Aroma is good sour funk on the nose but it comes across as a bit too clean. Has a nice big head and penny copper body. Again, seems a little it too refined for a wild ale. Flavour is good sourness, but too thin, too simple. Kind of weak on the mouth. this is like the wild ale that went to prep school and has neatly combed hair, wears a schoolboys outfit, and doesnt cut loose. WIld ales should be mess to a certain extent and this just dont got that full field funk feeling.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (9665) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen (12/12/2016) - fuzzy orange amber coloured pour with white head. Sour fruity aroma and taste with notes of berries, some caramel notes, malty, tangy fruit, tart fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (12926) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mugdiller (13) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (12438) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6064) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1531) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (512) - 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.


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