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Love (Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged) - New Belgium Brewing

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Love (Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged)
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler courtesy of Adam. Served in a plastic cup. Another fine offering from Sean's 30th birthday party.

A - This one had a bit more spritz than the apple version. A quarter-finger of white foam eventually settles to a some wisps, collar, and some spotty lace. Perhaps a bit lighter than the Apple version as well - more of a copper color.

S - Aroma is again the signature New Belgium funk and acetobacter. I'm not getting a ton of peach in the aroma on this one, although there's an odd buttery note this time around

T - Taste is quite sour, with plenty of both lactic and acetic acid at work here. Again, peach flavor is largely restrained and shows up in the finish more than anything. Otherwise it's mostly cider vinegar and malt sweetness at work.

M - Medium-full body, lower carbonation, and well-hidden ABV (not sure why Apple and Peach were listed so much higher than Blackberry). Body is quite similar to the Apple version I had at the same time.

D - Definitely my least favorite version of Love. The advertised peach flavor was largely MIA, and seems to have only contributed sweetness and buttery notes.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Adam at Sean's 30th Birthday Extravaganza!

A - Amber colored beer with a small white head that left some spots on the sides.

S - There is a little bit of peach, with some fairly distinctive sour and lacto sour notes. Slight bit of barrel presence.

T - Sour, has the distinctive Love taste with some slight peach taste on the end. It's the same, but a little different, not bad.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Not bad, I might like it a little better than most as I like peaches and I do get enough on the end here to consider it a little peachy. Not something I would seek out, but wouldn't turn it out again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coppery amberish peach and orange colored beer, decent white head to it, looks pretty nice and stayed that way for the most part. Aroma was heavier of whiskey than one would think from the appearance, not too many orange colored beers that can absorb this much barrel aroma.

Peach flavor wasn't huge, there's some mind trickery I think when the whiskey flavor comes across so pronounced, it kinda blocks out more of the peach. Not overly sweet or boozy, but a substantial beer. The sour notes are decent, could use a little more to help balance out the booze, but any fan of peaches and a beer like Vlad the impaler would prolly be all about this. A little vanilla becomes noticeable on the tongue that was too obscured to tell in the aroma.

I wholeheartedly recommend this beer and would be super psyched if they ever decided to bottle this beer, I'd keep quite a few of 'em stocked in the cellar.

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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours peach, go figure, with a limited white head, though it shows up in the smaller glass. Some good lace there.

S: Peach cobbler with whipped cream. The vanilla is prevalent giving a dessert type nose.

T: Peach with some sweetish acetic acid. The fruit is quite noticable though the acid keeps it in check. Secondary flavours of vanilla, maple, and whiskey/booze.

M: Medium high acidity (acetic), quite a tart beer, medium-bodied overall.

O: Very well received by those around me, this was a fun sour to try since you don't see peach beers that often and peach being one of my favourite fruits. Good job by New Belgium.

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4.2/5  rDev +1%

Photo of denver10
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a firey ortange golden with a nice white head. Aroma is tart, whiskey barrel, some peaches hanging out there but not as strong as I had hoped for, and a nice finish of some peach skin and slight vanilla. Flavor pretty much followed suit. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, a great beer from New Belgium here. A nice reminder that these guys can put out some great stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured a gorgeous cloudy amber orange body with three fingers of nice fluffy white head that slowly receded and left nice lacing. A very good looking wild ale. Scents of peach, oak wood, light hints of orange flesh and peach, medium-light sugar-cookie like sweetness, moderate sour, funky wild yeast, light banana and medium-light levels of general fruity esters. Overall impression of aroma is of a nicely funky, fruity, fairly sweet and woody aroma. Complex, appealing and quite well executed. Flavor begins moderate-high in sourness, with notes of sour, funky yeast, oak, vanilla and lemon. This moves into a middle that is still sour and funky with further flavors of oak, light whiskey, light peach and sour lemon. Finish is dry and sour with notes of oak light whiskey and peach and sour, funky yeast. Aftertaste is oak, whiskey, light peach, light grainy, buttery malt and sour yeast. Overall impression of flavor is of a very sour, oak-heavy ale that has pleasant whiskey and peach notes mingling with the sourness. The malty and buttery flavors in the aftertaste are pleasant and add to the complexity. Very well done. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate-high, effervescent carbonation and a drying, puckering feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a nicely Quite nice and very refreshing. Overall this is another good sour ale from New Belgium. It is appealing and complex in aroma and flavor, nicely refreshing and sour, with good notes of oak, whiskey and peach complementing the sour ale. Mouthfeel aids the overall experience and makes the beer refreshing. This is an excellent barrel sour and well worth trying.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Love (Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged) from New Belgium Brewing
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