Loft - New Belgium Brewing
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 252 | Reviews: 139 | Display Reviews Only:
3.45/5 rDev +0.3%
Throwback seasonal beer from 2002 new belgium brewery. It is sold in the summer folly variety packs from new belgium.
Poured a golden yellow with just a hint of amber. Solid two fingers of white head. Okay retention and lots of lacing. Aroma has fruit, lemongrass, and vanilla. A light tasting beer that is crisp and mildly fruity. Light hops. Has a very creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer and look forward to trying a few more to see if it grows on me. Definitely one to drink on a hot day.
04-27-2013 00:36:11 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
3.25/5 rDev -5.5%
Vibrant golden pour, moderate amount of haze, good eggshell white heat that is large but not dense. Aroma was faint, not really belgian.
Taste, light, refreshing, good amount of low alpha acid hopping it seems. Carbonated, gets thin downbottle. Missing any belgian banana, yeast or clove flavors from it, really don't see it fitting there, its more like an underhopped xpa or a british mild almost.
A light, grassy and lemon beer for hot weather. Nothing spectacular, price point a little high for the lack of ingredients or process though. Would prefer something with a little more substance, regardless of the weather.
06-10-2011 18:35:42 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.65/5 rDev +6.1%
This is a special brew meant to provide a light drinking experience basically. It delivers what it promises and gives an easy drinking, lighter brew - though it has to be one of, if not THE, lightest Belgian Pale Ales around. I was surprised at how light it really was and how it did kind of "lift" my palate up. Even though I tend to go for heavier stuff, I have to say that I still like this one because of it's even style, even though it is lighter.
12-30-2007 02:57:31 | More by RblWthACoz
2.17/5 rDev -36.9%
Light Orange. Clean, balanced but subtle aroma. The aroma is very spicy, hoppy and fruity. The flavor delivers a very nice citrus and fruit taste from the hops. The added lime leaves add a touch of lime flavor. A nice American wheat ale with a broad range of flavors but this doesnt seem to be in the Belgian mold to me.
04-19-2006 04:37:07 | More by Crosling
3.98/5 rDev +15.7%
This is definitely a summer brew. Since it is seasonal I'm rating it accordingly; I would not rate so high in a wider context.
Poured into pint glass.
Thin head. Straw color, with a bit of orange to make it look thicker. Lemon, grass, yeast in the aroma. Crisp smell.
Crisp taste as well. Citrus, some hops, flower, and a pinch of malt.
Nice summer beer, thicker than water with taste.
04-01-2006 16:59:01 | More by Mebuzzard
3.65/5 rDev +6.1%
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear orange-golden color with a small 1/4" head at first that dissipated very quickly. There are a few bubbles rising, but do nothing to maintain the head. There is no lacing to speak of.
Aroma: Grassy hops are the most dominant part of the aroma profile. There is a toasty/buttery aroma that seems to be derived from British malts. As the beer warms a bit, there is more of a citrusy balance to the aroma. It is leaning toward grapefruit as it warms.
Taste: The flavor is very hop oriented also. It has all of the grassy and citrus notes that you get in the aroma along with a bit of floral that reminds me of honeysuckle. The beer has a pretty neutral balance overall even though there is quite a bit of flavoring hops. It has a light mouthfeel, and this is aided by mild carbonation. This makes it cross your palate with a watery feeling, and finishes with a very slight bitter balance.
Opinion: Well, this is a pretty tasty beer. It has some pretty good flavor, but it is obvious that this wasn't meant to knock you down. It would probably go pretty well with a cold basket of fruit on a hot summer day. I would rather use a Barley Wine for this purpose, so I probably won't be drinking this all too often...OK, I was just kidding about the Barley Wine, but it is still one I probably won't drink too often.
03-28-2006 01:13:49 | More by SkeeterHawk
3.45/5 rDev +0.3%
Appearance: Standard New Beglium Label with a orange kite on the front. 4.2% ABV, and best before 23SEP05.
Appearance: Very cloudy tan orange color. A small white head forms to struggle. It is very effervescent though, lots of small bubbles streaming from the bottle.
Smell: Definitely maltiness, but the smell of mashing grain, not the graininess. Its got a touch of citrus too. Other than there, not much going on there.
Taste: A light bodied beer with good mouthfeel. Its light and clean like a lager. A overall light bitterness is good for the overall dryness of the beer. The flavors in this beer is very subtle. I get a light orange, lime, and some flowery hops.
Notes: A very good beer to be drinking over the summer or as a session beer. A very drinkable beer, but a little too bland for my taste.
01-28-2006 02:13:29 | More by dauss
3.6/5 rDev +4.7%
I would call this New Beligum's entry into the "light" beer realm. However, it's much more flavorful than the macro lights we see so much of on TV.
Nice spcey blend of flavors, with a hint of citrus, grass, hay.
Very drinkable at 4.0%.
Not NB's best by a long shot, but not their worst. Give it a try.
12-17-2005 02:16:39 | More by ColoradoBobs
4.03/5 rDev +17.2%
Light/medium bodied, pale orange color.
Aroma is mainly spicy hops with a trace of citrus - grapefruit?
Taste is more of the same - nice hops bite, then a little roasted malt and wheat with that citrus twist, the finish is dry and spicy hops again, makes you want another one.
This should be an excellent hot weather thirst quencher - but good anytime. Very drinkable.
11-21-2005 07:17:07 | More by whynot44
3.78/5 rDev +9.9%
4.2% ABV per the bottle. Pours out to a sparkingly clear light bronze, forming a rocky and soapy white head with amazing retention and wonderful sheets of snow white lace. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is subtle...part euro lager evenly mixed with wheat with a touch of toasty pale malt, all covered in some subtely English style hops. I smell distinct orange, and perhaps a touch of coriander. The mouthfeel is very crisp and clean with a very easy to drink light body. The flavor is delicate with a recap of the above aromas, however, the orange and coriander in the aroma are barely perceptable. The finish is very crisp, lightly dry, watery in body (a bonus in this case) and clean. There is a nice lingering aftertaste of toast with delicately perfumed flowery hops. Bitterness is mild, yet very well balanced.
This is a very subtle beer and very well balanced considering how delicate it is. Very drinkable and refreshing, and it would make an excellent summer beer. Very nice.
11-14-2005 22:23:47 | More by Mitchster
3.78/5 rDev +9.9%
12oz bottle from nvsblman as part of BIF 19. Thanks for the opportunity.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" eggshell head above the golden brew. Head lasts well, with delicate, prevalent lacing. Aroma is pale malt with citrus. Taste resembles the nose, light pale malt sweetness with a lemony twinge to it. Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth, with good drinkability. Nice crossover and/or summertime brew. Not all brews need to make you sit and think about flavors nuances for hours, some are just for drinking, esp at 4%abv.
11-07-2005 22:35:31 | More by ppoitras
3.75/5 rDev +9%
Nice golden to amber color, thin one finger head does not last or lace particularly well. Very thin pour is unimpressive but not a clue to the beer as a whole, which is good. The smell is very herbal and organic some fruity undertones and hops ring through. The taste is very pleasent smooth, with a hint of fruit and some hop character in the finish, a bit over carbonated. The mouthfeel is unimpressive and watery...much like the pour. I like this beer as a drinkable one because I can give it to a fan of Boulevard or BMC and they might drink it and like it. This is a good beer and very drinkable in quantity and quality. Will buy again for stocking in the fridge for all occasions.
10-18-2005 01:55:26 | More by hoffman
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
One of the only good beers on tap at the Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Had one of these and a Fat tire. They had it listed as New Belgium "Summertime" ale.
Half a finger of white head on top of a nice sunset golden ale. Had a little staying power and nice lacing. Grassy hops on the nose.
Sweet caramel malt and a crisp grassy/citrus hops were very enjoyable, though a bit average. Mouthfeel was a bit thin for the style, though this made it quite drinkable.
10-04-2005 14:47:32 | More by Dithyramb
3.15/5 rDev -8.4%
First review in awhile for me.
Loft pours a crisp golden with a two finger white head that is thin, but does stick aroun for quite some time. Aroma is yeasty to say the least, but the yeast has some pleasant peppery/grassy notes that balance the slight hints of caramelish malt. The taste is a little too thin for me. Sweet malt slides right over the tongue leading to a grassy middle before being punctuated by a sharp hop bite that is without a lot of character. Mouthfeel is too thin for my taste as well. Usually I'm a fan of New Belgium's brews, but this one just doesn't do it for me. Bring on the Frambozen!
09-19-2005 01:49:48 | More by soper2000
Loft from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.