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Skinny Dip - New Belgium Brewing

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543 Ratings
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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dreadnatty08 on 04-06-2006)
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.43/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Skinny Dip Beer by New Belgium Brewing pours a deep copper from a 12oz dark glass bottle with a pry off cap. Massive head went to well over three fingers with heavy lacing left on the sides of my glass and islands of foam on the surface of the brew as the foam receded.

Nose is a well received coriander spice, lemon citrus, and sweet barley malt. Palate is a light coriander spice at first that unfolds to wheat, barley malt, hops, and a citrus lemon.

To sum this up with one word... WOW!!! If this is Skinny Dipping, I’m going to try to get as much pool time as I can.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 07:01:19 | More by BeerBob
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3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "Best Before" date 11-16-14.

APPEARANCE: pours clear with dark gold color, one finger off-white head that dissipated slowly to a thin broken layer of bubbles, slightly above average carbonation, there was a good amount of lacing.

SMELL: sweet caramel, bread, very subtle.

TASTE: the taste mostly follows the nose, initially sweet caramel, a very mild hop profile and then the taste of bread.

PALATE: this has a slightly higher than average amount of carbonation, medium body.

OVERALL: this beer is simple and inoffensive, if you served to a wide range of guests no one would complain but, there are better more exciting beers to be had, I enjoyed this beer but will probably not buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

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Appearance:
Golden-amber color, clear. Some carbonation. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Spicy and herbal, a little lemony, some semi-sweet bread.

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Skinny Dip from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.