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New Belgium Love - Blackberry Whiskey Barrel

New Belgium Love - Blackberry Whiskey Barrel
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 4.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Blackberry Whiskey barrel filled with dark beer from acidified barrel. Aged 2+ years in the barrel.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (481) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Brilliant oaky vinous sour aroma with some slight fruit and slight bourbon. Taste is vinous sour. Maybe 6 of 10 with plenty of dark fruit and some vanilla from the bourbon in the finish. Really great flavors. Ton of flavor and very complex. Carbonation dies fast and that detracts from this one a bit, but a great sour overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3962) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival 2014 - Pours mahogany with an off-white head. The aroma has sourness, lots of blackberries and is more malty than expected. It has a medium rich body with fairly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with citric sourness, lemon, tart berries and a smooth malty creaminess. The finish is quite sour and puckering with lots of blackberry. Solid sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Hazy reddish brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is tart and light blackberry. Taste is a nice sour and tart blackberry and sweet mix. A little bit of whiskey flavor and pretty damn tasty. A nice barrel aged sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Cloudy brown pour, off white head. This is quite tasty. Sour and juicy. Berries, balsamic, oak, lime. Superb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2127) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock. Dark appearance with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of blackberries, oak, vanilla, light whiskey, dark fruits, tart and sour. Light to medium body, pretty tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3514) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours a cloudy brown, purple hue with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is a strong blackberry, oak, vanilla, and maple. Medium mouthfeel with a light oak, funk, lacto, blackberry and light tart finish. Wow, really amazing stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boisebeerguy (80) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at ale fort. Such a great sour. The whiskey wasn’t overpowering with a good blackberry taste. I could drink this everyday.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7337) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draft, Balsamic and berries in the smell. The flavor is a mish mash of a flanders red and an american sour. Balsamic and lacto notes abound.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
F0BAB 2010: This p0urded a muddy br0wn b0dy with a little tan head. The ar0ma was blueberry (Surprise!) , acid, and vanilla, This describes the flav0r as well, which added t0uch 0f b00ze and a mild w00dy bitterness. Very nice. I sh0uld have had m0re.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10841) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On tap @ Churchill’s. Dark amber colored pour with a thin off-white head. Intense balsamic vinegar, cola, and lemon juice aroma. Mild vanilla and oak with a touch of caramel. This thing is sour. Super heavy on the lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Some oak, cocoa powder, and a mild caramel and cola sweetness. Light booze on the finish.


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