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New Belgium Love - Blackberry Whiskey Barrel

New Belgium Love - Blackberry Whiskey Barrel
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100
98
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blackberry Whiskey barrel filled with dark beer from acidified barrel. Aged 2+ years in the barrel.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at Salud. Deep royal purple color, small pink head. Aroma of dusty berries and light vanilla. Taste is softly sour fruit with good body. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birdmachine (213) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Growler provided by Mike (bytemsis). Thanks! Side by side with Crooked Stave Blackberry Dark Origins (also whiskey barrel aging). Aroma is wild blackberries, vinous, light dark fruit, some lemon, light oak, very faint funk however. The beer pours maroonish-purple with slight brown head that fades after a bit. Growler held up well it seems! Taste follows aroma with blackberry syrup, lemon, faint sourness. Body is light, with soft carbonation and fruity tart finish. Overall, this variant of Love is deliciously fruity and juicy that edges Dark Blackberry Origins in terms of crushability. Not sure how carbonated it was supposed to be but it was definitely hitting the spot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3505) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Growler with huge thanks to JohnGalt1! Pours hazy reddish chestnut, small tan head, dissipates quickly with some lacing remaining behind. Aroma is mega blackberry and forest fruit, some oaky whiskey notes as well. Flavor is medium plus tart, blackberries, oak, lemon, whiskey. Quite fruity. Medium body, low carbonation. Very tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2728) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Tap @ Bier Thirty: Sort of a muddy brown pour, capped with a small beige head. Nose is sweet and sour, lightly tart to go along with the oaky barrel notes. The blackberry fruit is evident, along with a sharp tartness before the wood mellows it out. The whiskey barrel influence is spot on. Really nice.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (578) - 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 (4134) - 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 (1621) - 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 (9439) - 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 (2541) - Conifer, 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 (3879) - 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.


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