Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Love (Oscar - Young) | New Belgium Brewing

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by russwbeck on 03-27-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter, beer is brown, mild haze, thin broken large bubbled head, that sticks to the glass.

Aroma is sweet, mild lactic, a little vinegar but not much.

Beer is medium in body, leads off with this nice sweetness and finishes with this mild brightness and succinic sourness, almost tart, like a sweet version of La Folie.

 334 characters

Photo of russwbeck
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Churchkey for their La Folie Deconstruction. This is the one year old version of the base beer used to blend La Folie. The Mid and Oude are eventually blended with this to create the sour we all know and love.

A: The pour is much more hazy and dark than La Folie, without head save for a few bubbles resting on top. 3.5

S: The aroma is slightly sour, slightly sweet and malty. Much more focused on the malt. It smells pretty light. 3

T: Caramel dominates the taste surprisingly. Sadly, this surprise is bad. The sour part is really hidden, this really does just taste like a sour that needs to...sour. 3

MF: Heavier body than La Folie, medium overall, with a low carbonation. It's not really that drinkable because I want it to be La Folie and it just isn't. 3

O: This was $4.5 for the 4oz, which is only worth it to try the deconstruction. I see what this is going to become and I see what it is, I just don't think I'd get it again. 2.5

 963 characters

Love (Oscar - Young) from New Belgium Brewing
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe