New Belgium Love - Oscar
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Oscar is New Belgiumís dark sour ale aged in oak foeders at the brewery. It is blended in various proportions in many of New Belgiumís sour wood-aged beers, such as La Folie.

How to tell youíre rating the Oscar version of Love: the beer should be dark caramel to brown in color. May be called "Oscar" without mention of "Love".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Elizabeth Station on Stone 20th Anniversary event. Pours a brown redish with a white head. Aroma is fermented berries, cherry and woody notes. Dry taste is pretty the same with sour cherry and other berries notes and medium to high level of acidity. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
Draft. Poured a clear brown color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy wood and sour aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is also a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14666) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Apex, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of balsamic, woody barrel notes and tart dark fruits. Flavour is full of wood, tart dark fruits and medium balsamic. Well-balanced, with none of the elements out of harming. Complex and well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 25, 2016
should be in sour red/brown as itís a solid example of that style. Light cherry, berries and oak throughout. Medium sour. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball during Dannyís birthday keg bash. Pours a dark caramel brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart fruit, mild tart cherry, caramel, wood some acidity, some tannins, nice drinking beer that just misses being as good as some of the other sours it is blended into, I would drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10526) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
7500th rating. On tap at Courtyard Brewing, pours a cloudy brown with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is oak, funk, sour fruit. Thin mouth, very tart, cherry skin, oak tannin, low acidity, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Draft from b:30.... Clear walnut brown .. nice enough head... Acetic notes and dark fruit are immediately identifiable as NB sours and the closest relatives of La Folie... As it stands, this is a great sour, but there are plenty of other brews out there that have much more compexities.... this is a one or two trick pony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2016
On tap at bier thirty pours out amber topped with a sand head. nose is big barrel sour pucker some fruit notes. Taste is more of the pucker tartness some fruit notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Draft at Uber. Clear dark red/brown pour with creamy head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma: Cherry, fruit leather, deep caramel, vinegar. Taste brings vanilla. Vinegar isnít overpowering. Moderately sweet. Medium to full body, average carbonation, slick texture. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2015
On tap at Hopcat A2. Pours a hazy dark red with a tan head that dissipates it the edges. Aroma has sour red fruit with a touch of sweetness and a bit of oak underlying. Flavor is full of red fruit that slightly sour and acidic with a slight earthiness underlying.

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