RATINGS: 1323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mobster07 (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Sour tangerines, grapes, musty oak, spicy clove, and coriander make up the complex aroma of La Roja. Orangeish brown in color, with a persistent white ring and very fine bubbles across the top of the beer. Mellow flavors of sour grape skins, some spice, vanilla and as it warms sour cherries make up the flavor. Dry, thin, high carbonation, and somewhat astringent. An excellent brew from my new favorite American brewery.

NordicV (2501) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2017
Disig bärnstensfärgad öl med ett kraftfullt smutsvitt skum. Doft och smak är bärig, fruktig, inslag av trä och brett. Torr munkänsla.

Maracuja05 (1766) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2017
23-09-17 // bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2017 @ Mon Petit Café Stuttgart. Thanks for sharing! Some red fruits with Wood, mild vinegar, medium acidic and malty sweetness.

ffaoe (916) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Moderate sourness aroma. Red/brown in color with good health taste is moderately sour. Notes of plum, raisin, tart cherry.

beskid (313) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
Draft at Mon Petit Cafe, Stuttgart. That's some proper flanders, very drinkable, strong red fruits and wood notes, little vinegar.

Listigovers (1312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2017
Pours red with a tan creamy head. Smells sour, funky, bretty. A bit vinegary up front, balsamic notes, nice, a sharp texture. Lots of flavour but nothing seems forced. Aftertaste keeps building, not bad.

beerplace (2040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2017
On tap at St. Augustine's during 54 taps Beerthirst event. Pours a hazy copper with a white hear. Aroma is some barrel and fruity notes. Same taste with nail polisher notes. Not bad.

Dal9000 (669) - Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Sampled at 2017 Dayton Alefest- sour pumpkin on the immediate taste. I appreciate the effort but not for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Blend 13, bottled 6/29/2012. Consumed on 8/20/2017. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, oak, light vinegar. Tastes of tart dark fruit, oak, light tart acidic notes, light vinegar. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Aged very well with just over 5 years on it.

Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
On tap at HopCat (Grand Rapids, MI). Aromas of cherry, red grape, lemon. Clear ruby with a somewhat lasting white head. Dry, tart, sour, fruity. Medium bodied.

cheap (6087) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2017
On tap at JR’s and then in a crowler. How about that, an old standby like roja in a crowler, my times have changed, its a sign of the times. Darker than expected. Smell is certainly of things to come. Taste is quite tart yet never in yer face. Not disappointed. Good overall tart beer experience. Perhaps not as smooth as a Flemish but certainly approaching that civilized behavior. Fun loven fer sure, good all round. Not over the top and never in yer face. Yes, a fun easy exanple of wht an old country tart should be like, nice job JP. I think I had this before, Whet-evvah. Surprized I didn’t rate this before, maybe it was erased in the ABInBev transition.

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