Love (Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged) | New Belgium Brewing

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89
very good
56 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 07-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
6
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0
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4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Brick Store Pub, served in a baby globe glass.

A - deep semi translucent peach/brown. Off white dissipating head assorted with the glass etching. OK lacing.

S - Best I can describe is pickled fruit.

T - moderate acidity, assorted citrus fruit and great oak presence.

M - light, well carbed and refreshing.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
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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4.18/5  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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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11/11/11

Poured directly from an Okanagan French oak barrel into an oblong New Belgium glass at URGE. Per discussion with Jaime from New Belgium, Felix spent 2 years in an oak foeder and then a portion was aged one more year in peach whiskey barrels to give us this fine beverage, 100% barrel aged Peach Whiskey Love. Jaime was quite drunk, but he seemed to know what he was talking about. I was happy to catch this here after I missed it at Churchill's.

A: Very dark orange and opaque. The be appears to be flat.

S: Peach and whiskey notes waft from the glass. The whiskey is quite strong. I get a lot oak and a little vanilla. There's a light vinegar presence and very little acetone.

T: Mouth puckeringly tart with a pronounced peach flavor. There's a big lactic presence and an upper moderate sourness. Oak is light and whiskey notes are restrained. The finish displays a light acetic acidity. No alcohol is evident.

M: Medium in body with a smooth and sticky mouthfeel. There's a very low acidity.

Overall: Unique and really enjoyable. Worth seeking out if it comes to your area.

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Love (Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged) from New Belgium Brewing
4.2 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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