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New Belgium Porch Swing Single



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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Hop flavors are standing in the foreground of this fermented painting, yet dedicated New Belgium drinkers will certainly notice in the background our signature swirl of fruity, estery aromas generated by an authentic Belgian yeast strain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1595) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Sweet, mild, some hops throughout. Pretty straight forward. A little bready.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2771) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle in DC. Pale yellow, soft sweet yeast malt body. Wort like, inoffensive. Nothing special, easy drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2015
12oz bottle. Clear beer, decent lacing, strong yella beer. Aroma is strong and definitely has a lot of belgian characteristics, good. Actually a very light palate, but also a long aftertaste. Taste has a lot of aromatic hops, pretty darn good. Recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpf (9) - - FEB 6, 2015 does not count
Quite bland. Hoppy flavor comes through a bit over top of the full-bodies wheat flavor. There are some nice spicy notes. Way too much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12 ounce bottle from a Folly Pack. Pours a clear golden with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of doughy malt, bread, stone fruit, floral and herbal notes. The taste is floral notes, candied fruits, bready malt. Medium bodied, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1080) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
~Earthy spicy hop with a light fruity yeasty profile ~Pours a slightly hazy gold color with lasting frothy white head. ~Earthy hops well balanced with bready, biscuity maltiness and a spicy, slightly fruity yeastiness. ~medium light bodied with medium high CO2, dry finish with slight hoppy lingering. ~Not a complex beer. Easy to drink and enjoyable. I could drink quite a few of these on the porch watching the world go by.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Backlog. 12 oz via bottle from a Folly Pack. Kinda like a Fat Tire with a light fruity esters and Belgian yeast. It was OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (300) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Aroma is mild belgian yeast, light noble hopping. Appearance is crystal clear golden with medium frothy white head that lingers a bit. Taste is smooth sweet malt and and crisp hop bitterness which are well balanced. Mild noble hop flavors linger. Palate is light and crisp. Overall nice. Well balanced and a light drinker, surprised this is a 6% beer. I could more from the yeast though as this is a bit mild for a medium sized belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeinAle (63) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Grabbed this in the current folly pack. I love these revivals. This golden single was my first exposure to the traditional Belgian ale style. Easy drinking with a great mouth feel. Overall good, great for introducing newcomers to a Belgian style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2015
12 ounce bottle found as a single at my neighborhood liquor store - they’ve apparently brought this one back in the new Folly Pack (I’ve already sent a correction to have it unretired) - pour is clear gold - the body is lively and there is a fairly frothy, sticky lace - nose is medium sweet, with some bread crust maltiness (becomes lightly husky as it warms), subdued phenolic spice, some pear esters, the faintest hint of musk - soft carbonation, medium body - flavor is a bit sweet for the style - esters of pear and very mild banana - not exactly what I’d call overly estery, but the sweetness makes the esters more prominent to me than I’d like them to be - moderate bitterness and spicy phenolics late - finish is a little heavy, with a lot more lingering sweetness than I’d like to see in an abbey single - lacks the crisp, snappy finish I was hoping for - tail end is a little sugary at room temp - overall, despite my criticisms, it’s a decent beer and certainly better than I was expecting, it just doesn’t fall in line with what I enjoy and look for in the style.

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