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New Belgium Love - Apple Whiskey Barrel

New Belgium Love - Apple Whiskey Barrel
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A blend of Love Felix and Oscar aged in an apple whiskey barrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On tap @ Churchillís. Dark amber pour with a small off-white head. Highly acetic aroma. Green apple, lemon juice, and sour berry as well. Some grass, oak, cola, and mild whiskey/booze. This has to have a pH of about 2, holy moly. Super vinegar, lemon juice, and sour green apple. A bit of sour berry, citric acid, and some grass. Dry oaky finish, mild whiskey, and a subtle sugar/malt sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4084) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On draft. Slightly hazy orange/red pour, with a thin off white head. Very sour and acidic, lemon juice, light sweetness, note of whiskey barrel, and a bit of fruit. Ok sour, not very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
> Almost all lemon juice with no calvados

[ Tap ][ Churchillís Renaissance ][ 5oz ][ Mini Flute ][ $4? ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> Thanks brokensail for the share. Clear red pour with a ring of foam. No head. Sweet strawberry nose. Taste is spritzy, huge lime peel, very lemon citric style of sour. Not much complexity shines through given the heavy lemon one note.

<!> too citric, could be reblended back into non-sour base beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
tepid red chestnut, thin white ring. Red apple sweetness leads nose, oaky vanilla with burnt sugar and pie crust accents. Overly sweet and muddled, sourness is harsh. Thin front palate, light green apple and skin with brown sugar following, strong acids hitting jowl with no balance through thin, cherry acid finish, watery and stinging with sugar remnants. Sourness way harsh, no marriage with sweetness, blend apparent, acetic burns intensely with warmth until barely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Tap. Dark brown pour. Aroma is red wine vinuous with heavy and sharp tart/sour and oak. Taste is sharp and aggressive with tart, red wine, dry whiskey, and lingering sour.Clean and dry. Good but perhaps a bit too sour for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a rich dark brown with no head. Aroma of tart fruit, and lacto. Taste is tart, fruity and acidic. Unbelievably flavorful. Lightly carbonated. So good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
growler thanks adam. Pours dark red wh head nose big apple peels cloves, funk, flavors are sweet apple sour vinegar, tart and puckering, though to drink,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Shared with Chicago crew. This got much better marks than the peach. Similar to La Folie in the aroma with some fuller caramel apple. Apple in flavor is light, some caramel, fairly sweet. Nice carbonation, sparkling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
New Belgium love apple whiskey version. 64oz growler thanks again to Adam for bringing this over to share... Aroma contains a big acidic vinegar presence. Sour apple cherry based profile with a strong sour presence overall. Solid... Flavors are a consistent continuation of the same with sour apple and cherry acidic nature. Slighty acetone in nature but not overwhelming in any way. Medium bodied with quite adequate carbonation. Solid and smoother overall than peach with cleaner flavors and contained more of the apple fruit essence moreso than itís peach counterpart. 8/4/8/4/16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Growler sent up by phaleslu. Thanks, Peter! You rock! Pours a nice dark brownish pour, with some reddish hints, good haze and glow with lighter edges. Aromas are sour apples, touches of oak, and touches of buttery oak with touches of whiskey. Fresh red apple is sweet too, sour and sweet, an interesting beer. Touches of lactic acid, wet and sweeter oak elements. Initial is sour apples up front, green apples are sour and tart, with caramel, touches of butterscotch, toffee, wet oak and vanilla. Really nice with sour apples and some caramel apples showing up, wet oak. Backend really grows sour apples in a wave with lactic acid, wet oak, some acidity and lemons. Really a dominant sour apple grows on the palate, with carmel apples sneaking in to provide touches of sweetness, wet oak. Get some of the Oscar darker blend with sour cherry like La Folie influences, with good healthy acidity and great sourness that envelopes the palate, but the sweet caramel apple essence keeps it honest and tries to balance. Still, a growing wave of sour apples and lemons, moving into wet oak, barrel presence, touches of whiskey stick way to the back of the throat and palate. This is really nice. It would be hard to judge if this was better than Blackberry as we didnít have it side-by-side, but itís a top notch sour. Iíd probably give the edge to Blackberry still.

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