1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Loft - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
LoftLoft

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

251 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 251
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-31-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 139 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jawlessbody:
Photo of jawlessbody
jawlessbody

Indiana

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-03-2013 17:18:22 | More by jawlessbody
More User Reviews:
Photo of vwbus7
vwbus7

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%

06-24-2014 02:41:10 | More by vwbus7
Photo of Sbjeff
Sbjeff

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

06-24-2014 02:40:39 | More by Sbjeff
Photo of woogie359
woogie359

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-23-2014 20:54:20 | More by woogie359
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-11-2014 21:35:33 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of hoffke88
hoffke88

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-21-2014 17:40:56 | More by hoffke88
Photo of oso
oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-18-2014 04:48:17 | More by oso
Photo of dbarny76
dbarny76

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-08-2014 20:20:45 | More by dbarny76
Photo of appetiteforparis
appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-22-2014 22:51:11 | More by appetiteforparis
Photo of nealbert
nealbert

California

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-23-2014 18:23:18 | More by nealbert
Photo of jmccraney
jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-31-2013 15:12:39 | More by jmccraney
Photo of ToddGingerich
ToddGingerich

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-28-2013 19:18:16 | More by ToddGingerich
Photo of dhannes
dhannes

Wisconsin

2.06/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had a bottle at my brothers...poured into a Perfect Pint.

A=Very faint yellow...not appealing.

S=Faint whiff of hops...wheat?

T=What little flavor that was there was not very appealing...reminded me more of water than beer...MGD is better.

M=Too watery.

O=Probably the worst beer I've had this year...all I can think of was that it was old stock, but it was horrible.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 18:59:36 | More by dhannes
Photo of DerekQXQX
DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-25-2013 22:55:28 | More by DerekQXQX
Photo of richmarkle
richmarkle

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-18-2013 00:54:40 | More by richmarkle
Photo of p-wagz
p-wagz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-07-2013 03:51:35 | More by p-wagz
Photo of jsprain1
jsprain1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-01-2013 03:22:16 | More by jsprain1
Photo of Chugs13
Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-24-2013 23:56:25 | More by Chugs13
Photo of Jadjunk
Jadjunk

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"In a category all its own, Loft Beer delivers an uplifting zest, a taut line of hoppiness, and, from integrated wheat and barley malt, a mouthful as big as the sky." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Previously a seasonal from 2002 until its discontinuation, loft was revived exclusively for a pack-in with the Summer 2013 Folly variety pack.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to the New Belgium Globe glass. Served above 47º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a golden-white head of a frothy consistency over a sunset orange-amber body. Carbonation is plentiful yet light, a mild haze is the only impediment to the clarity that this beer has. Retention is average, lacing is thin and patchy. 3.5

(Smell) Malt bill is light cereal grain, musty wheat bill adds some unique dimension. Herbal, grassy hop blends provide a matching bitterness and aroma. Mild dry fruit lends a subtle acidity and a light tartness. Altogether it's a delicate aroma, but one with a bit more hop presence and bitterness than I'm used to in New Belgium's lighter Belgian Pale-inspired offerings. 3.25

(Taste) Mild, unsweetened pale grain malt with just a hint of wheat for body, very herbal and tea-like in its lightness. Hop notes linger by the wayside- musty, herbaceous and mildly peppery- reminiscent of Ranger IPA's hop selection. Hop bitterness and flavor are more subdued than in the aroma but certainly provide their fair share of bitterness to round out the flavor. Not a lot of fruit sugars and the malt profile is dry and thin. This is a very light-drinking Belgian Pale, more Americanized than the style traditionally implies in both a high hop presence and a passive yeast profile for a notable cleanliness. Perhaps a bit too mundane for some, but low gravity and a tame malt body and sweetness makes it a highly quaffable ale, especially in the dog days of summer. It's a good thing they give you four. An acceptable crossover option for those tiptoeing from macro lager staples to lighter-flavored ales. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Slick, thin, moderate chalky dryness. A touch of hop resin and a very mild acidity, otherwise incredibly clean. Carbonation adds a profound crispness to excite the texture. The body is light for the style, light+ overall. Alcohol presence is very light, just keeps fairly low. 3.25

(Overall) I don't doubt that New Belgium retired this beer to jump aboard the hoppier and more flavorful beer bandwagon, but this little piece of New Belgium's history is a testament to the delicacy and appeal of their lighter-flavored beers. I found the hop character a bit hefty for the remaining flavor of this beer especially if it intends to play true to style, although I can appreciate thinking outside the box. If you are looking for a light-drinking session summer ale, you may be pleasantly surprised by this beer. 3.5

New Belgium Brewing Company's
Loft Beer
3.43/5.00

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 21:30:13 | More by Jadjunk
Photo of boku56
boku56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-15-2013 22:55:52 | More by boku56
Photo of Plastikdust
Plastikdust

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

10-22-2013 21:23:04 | More by Plastikdust
Photo of CSFerrier
CSFerrier

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

10-12-2013 17:24:01 | More by CSFerrier
Photo of Turbo
Turbo

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

10-06-2013 00:56:58 | More by Turbo
Photo of Zach122
Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-03-2013 04:34:27 | More by Zach122
Photo of Cronkite11
Cronkite11

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-01-2013 22:22:56 | More by Cronkite11
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Loft from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.