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Love (Foeder #3) - New Belgium Brewing

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Love (Foeder #3)
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single barrel, 3 year old wild beer.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-05-2003)
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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap @ During the Toronado New Belgium party. Reviewed from notes.

Dark glowing golden orange, nice tiny meringue foam headon the top of this one. Aromas are funky and all over the place. Malt vinegar, dirt, spider webs, hat, sour cherry, etc. Taste follows through with sharp citric notes and funk. Very sour and vinegar like. Very authentic. Mouthfeel is creamy vs. prickly. Near perfection. Drinkability is GREAT. This is almost like a La Folie/La Terroir blend. Great f'in blend.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2008 17:37:21 | More by francisweizen
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

05-18-2013 11:04:32 | More by fsck
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

10-14-2013 22:24:54 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
Photo of ucusty

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewvial best in show! I easily drank my entrance fee worth in the love at brewvival. By the end we were blending it with la follie. Hazy orange pour with a thin head. Aroma is cherry, lactic and lemon. This stuff is cantillon sour which is always nice. Lemon, cherry pit, oaky tannins,funk, leather, earthiness and lactic. Really well balanced, super sour and easy to drink. I hope i'll get to drink this again some day

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2010 15:51:37 | More by ucusty
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New York

4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Toronado in a six ounce glass.

Possibly the best blend of funky tartness and vinegary Flanders. It has super bold crisp tartness up front and the Flanders vinegar come is on the back side. It looks like a Flanders with a deep red body. It blows both La Folie and La Terroir out of the water. I drank it next to Cable Car and it easily held it's own.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2010 07:13:53 | More by drseamus
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4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Foedre 3, Sampled at the Falling Rock, GABF week 2008
The beer arrives with a hazy, orange tinged, amber hue and is topped by a light tan colored head. The aroma is very fruity and has a big, appetizing, backdrop of fruit vinegar; this last a sort of melange of apricot, rich grape, cherry and balsamic vinegars all tempered by a bracing oak character that adds lots of spiciness and a tannic wood character. The aroma is exactly what my nose was hoping for at this point.

The flavor is quite tart, with a substantial sourness to it that definitely leans towards vinegar, though the lactic character is still dominant. There is a fruity backdrop to the acidity that adds notes of apricots and sour cherries. I really am enjoying the acidity in this beer, it is a fantastic integration of softer lactic notes with a light, but sharp and expressive acetic acid character. I also really like the soft oak component that sneaks in towards the finish as well as the massive fruit character; really seems quite fruity for a beer that doesn't have any fruit in it. The acetic character in this beer is about as much as I have ever had in a beer; tthe fact that I have been sipping sour beers for a couple hours prior to this, really almost required something of this level of acetic character, it really helps to cut through to my palate and is very enjoyable.

This was simply a fantastic experience, I definitely am at a loss to describe this beer, but it was incredibly enjoyable and I was sad to see the last drop drain from my glass. I would love to get more of this to sample in a more singular setting, but have a feeling that if I get the chance it will be a completely different beer anyway.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2008 05:31:42 | More by Gueuzedude
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5/5  rDev +19%

11-20-2011 05:09:37 | More by jlb502
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Love (Foeder #3) from New Belgium Brewing
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