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Loft - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
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259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Slightly doughy, mild neutral yeast that moves to soft spice. A little fruit.
Very clear. Gold. Fizzy head that is off white. Some lacing
Pale malt forward with the classic NB toasty, biscuit taste. Very soft yeast flavors. Touch of drying.
Good body for how small a beer it is. Quite soft in both carbonation and general feel. Ample carbonation.
KInda' boring really.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of floral hops, pine, slight earthy malt, sweet malt, and a hint of sugar. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, floral hops, lemon, and a hint of pepper. Overall, decent appearance, the aroma and body are highlighted by the lemon/pepper notes, and the blend is good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow with a fizzy head. Nose is sweet, lemon and grassy, citrus hops mixed in with some cereal malts. Taste starts off with citrus zestiness, which moves on to a cereal malt flavor. A lemony, grassy hop flavor finishes off the palate. Mouth is creamy and smooth. Overall, this is a refreshing summer beer, just as it is supposed to be.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Pale golden yellow. It pours clear with a small white head. The head dissipates to a foam cap.

A- Bready maltiness.

T- Sweet breadiness, but not overly so. Light bitterness throughout.

M- Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

D- Easy drinking.

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Loft from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.