The fall 1997 seasonal from New Belgium is the Porch Swing single malt ale. A clear dark straw color, its smooth malty flavor is matched with a medium body and creamy mouthfeel that finishes on the hoppy side. Great for the warm temperatures of summer and fall. In the summer of 2002 the winds of green power generated Loft Beer. The bottled version pours a clear, dark straw color with a dense white head. Aromas reveal a hoppy, slightly musty character. The well-carbonated, light-bodied brew offers a full mouthfeel with where an early hops flavor dominates the very light maltiness before finishing dryly. The stamped "best before" date showed another two months in the flavor window, but it didn't last that long in the fridge before being opened.
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - December 1997 & October 2002
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