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RATINGS: 1321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2008
750ml bottle. Dark amber with a huge off-white head. Cloudy. Highly carbonated. Spicy fruity aromas. Strong brett flavors, very earthy.


3.6
ffaoe (867) - 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.

3.8
beskid (271) - 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.

3.8
Listigovers (1279) - 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.

3.3
beerplace (1960) - 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.

3
Dal9000 (665) - 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

4
GenDV138 (7579) - 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.

4.1
Emeister84 (2574) - 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.

3.4
cheap (6016) - 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.

3.9
gripweed57 (2805) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2017
On tap at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. Deep copper color. Small creamy beige head. Sour malt nose has earthy, caramel notes. Bold sour, yeasty notes. Hints of wood and barnyard funk. Acidic, sour apple on the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

4
drunkonsourbeer () - - MAY 14, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2017 Poured from bottle at Good Beer in New York. Appearance: Red to brown color. Pretty cloudy. Off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Cherries and barnyard funk with some lacto character. No apparent hop or malt aroma. Flavor: Cherry and barnyard funk. Mild tartness and a little roast ones coming through from the malts. Long finish with a surprising amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and body. Overall: While not the best Kriek I've had, it's a good introductory beer to the style for those who want to venture into some of the most complex Belgian beers in the world.


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