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Kevin's Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GilGarp on 02-10-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of rye726
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap. Pours a clear straw color with a nice beige head. The nose has fruity malts, peppery yeast, and a subtle spices. Taste is a bit light for me, but is well balanced. Mostly powered by the wheat malts and tropical fruits. Light body drinks easy. A decent attempt at the style, but nothing special. A good session brew.

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Photo of klewis
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at the New Belgium Tap Room

A: Light golden with a white, porous head. Light lacing.

S: Light spice character with a mild graininess.

T: A strong mix of spices with a black pepper flavor standing out. A slight white wine character. Boozy and slightly astringent. Flavor is fleet and quick to dissipate from the palate.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A clean, dry finish.

D: A decent brew, but somewhat bland and lacking in character. Overall, a bit rough and unrefined, though there could be potential in this one.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the Lip's of Faith brews from New Belgium. Described as a Belgian strong pale ale brewed with ginger and grains of paradise.

Served on tap at the brewery tasting room. It has a pale golden yellow color and great clarity. The small amount of white head diminishes quickly but leaves some nice lacing behind.

The aroma has a slightly sweet fruity character but not much beyond that.

Flavor is sweet up front but finishes dry. Melon and white grapes are in the description and I pick up both in the taste. Good spicy notes from the ginger and possibly the Belgian yeast as well. It's similar to a spicy white wine, maybe chardonay. Grassy, almost earthy at times, and slightly sour, it would make a great summer sipper.

Mouthfeel is smooth with relatively low carbonation for the style, which I like. The alcohol is well hidden and it's surprisingly easy to drink given that the tap master said it was something like 8.3 percent ABV.

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Kevin's Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.69 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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