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Loft - New Belgium Brewing

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
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)
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vickersspitfire, Sep 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

lucasj82, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

doowhat, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Libragirl213, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

lovelibeam, Sep 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jaswilson2, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

tdm168, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe

A - The sweaty globe shines with vibrant clear golden beer that's filled with carbonation rising to the loose, lofty white head. Thick lace coats the glass as the foam erodes, making for one sexy beer.

S - Crisp and hoppy, the uplifting aroma features soft wheat and light sweetness to ground the beer while also allowing the citrus zest and earthy hoppy notes to soar.

T - Suggestions of mango and sweet orange peel offer some citrusy characteristics but are blown past by cut grass earthy qualities, landing softly on dry pale malt.

M - Wheat softens the crisp, lighter mouthfeel while carbonation scrubs the tongue for a balanced and drinkable beer that goes down exceptionally well on a summer day.

O - Loft has suggestions of fruit complexity but at it's core this is an easy drinking and rather simple pale ale that wishes to provide crisp refreshment for the hotter days of the year, and it certainly does!

BeerFMAndy, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Yoda22, Sep 03, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

Best before 11/3/13.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some peppery and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with floral and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the smells are fairly faint in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 01, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden colored with a foamy white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: not much, yeasty bread, light hops

T: light fresh flavors of grain, lemon hops, grassy

M: thin and light, higher carbonation

O: light refreshing brew for a hot day, flavors are approachable

M_C_Hampton, Aug 31, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz : tulip

Fairly clear, golden color with a foamy white head.

Grassy, lime, floral notes initially transitions to pleasant, sweet fruit towards the finish.

Medium-light body with a crisp, fizzy, foamy carbonation.

An easy drinking beer, though with some subtle complexities if one takes the time to appreciate them.

vkv822, Aug 28, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

T- Sweet breadiness, but not overly so. This is an easy drinking beer. It's good, but not great. I feel like New Belgium should keep this one out. This was apart of the revival series. It taste similar to Fat Tire, if you takeout the caramel notes, and sweeter notes that Fat Tire has.

Celtics17, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

MN_Beerticker, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bump8628, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

emwild12, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Sarmartay, Aug 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dpage27, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

elglueckert, Aug 16, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured a cloudy, yet transparent amber, with a half finger white head. Pretty nice looking, standard, but not horrible. Scents of slight tropical fruit, some sweet malt, and very slight citrus and pine. Okay, nothing offensive, but very light. Flavor is light, with hints of floral hops predominating, with a bit of wheat cracker, slight citrus peel, and that earthy, dirty New Belgium yeast. It's a very light flavor to be sure, but it's not bad. Good for a light session beer like this. Mouthfeel is light bodied with fairly high carbonation. Again, a light, sessionable sort of mouthfeel. Overall it's decent enough, nothing I'd seek out, but good enough to drink on a hot summer day.

Auraan, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

sooner961, Aug 11, 2013
Loft from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.