New Belgium XOXO Valentine’s Beer

Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Saison with raspberry juice, orange peel, rose hips and Liberty hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at Apex, pours a vibrant red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of cherries, raspberries and other berries – lots of residual sugars. Flavour brings out muted unsweetened cherries and raspberries, and some weird off-notes that detract a lot. Dry and fruity, but this one is all over the place – not sure what the goal was here. Not too enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14871) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours ruddy with a creamy tan head. Slightly sour raspberry aroma. Med body. Flavor is slightly sour fresh raspberry. It’s tart, just a little sour. There’s citrus. There’s an earthy suggestion. Quite complex. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (11708) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Tap @ New Belgium Taproom. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Pours dark pink with a small white head. Aroma of sweet fruity with raspberries, yeast, light malt. Taste is light malty, sweet fruit, raspberries, yeast. Thin body, soft carbonation, tart finish. 250212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Tap @ Tap n’ Handle Foco. Pours a dark rose pink with a big pinkish head. Aroma is a big, tart, cran raspberry fruity. Tart, tangy raspberry, fruity wheat, a touch spicy flavor. Very interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Red pour with a pink foamy head. Slightly sour and quite fruity, some carbonation zing. Start of the taste is better than the finish. Still, fun to try - thanks Tom!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9556) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, pink, yes, pink pour with thin pink-white head, aroma brought notes of sweet raspberry and orange, slight floral notes but really dominated by the fruity notes, smelled like raspberry cocktail drink. Taste was a bit better some tart raspberry and orange notes go into a slight vanilla and biscuit middle, slight grassy note but finished very sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012
draft. raspberry pulp, pepper phenols and plastic tupperware staleness in the nose. medium body and medium-low acid, low bitterness with fizzy soda water carbonation and a peaked, lifeless fruit character. high noticeable alcohol. messy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (6209) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Sample at the brewery. Comes light red with a small pink head. Aroma of berries. Taste is raspberries and other fruits. Somewhat sour. Refreshing but not much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (6089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at Clips of Faith. Bright orange-red body. Thin, oily head. Raspberry tones, some faint funky yeast notes underneath. The rose hips give it a sort of artificial feel, but it is still an enjoyable beverage. An interesting one-off, but not exactly one I’d seek out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
RBSG 2013. Thanks to Gregg for sharing this one. Raspberry and light citrus in the aroma and flavor. I do not pick up the rose hips and the hops are very light.

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