1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Springboard - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
SpringboardSpringboard

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

318 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 318
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 01-13-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 318 | Reviews: 184 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 1whiskey:
Photo of 1whiskey
1whiskey

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours out a hazy straw color with a big snow white head, with very active carbonation.

Smells of typical yeast overtones for the style (the so-called "Belgian funk").
Otherwiswe it is quite mild and sweet, with grass notes and even the oats that the label speaks of.

Interesting flavors on the palate. There isn't anything that jumps out right away, but rather weave in and out to form a delicate, understated presence. There is a subtle sweetness that you notice first, then a bitterness iun the background that is different than any hop bitterness (presumably the wormwood). Some citrus is present (more lime than anything else), as well as the yeast esters you would expect in a BPA. It then comes full circle with that subtle sweetness finishing. This seems to be something of a cross between NBB's Saison and an American style wheat. All in all it's pretty tasty, although I'm not sure it's the kind of beer I want in January. I really think it would be better off as a summer beer.

Very light body, with a waterly mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall it's quite drinkable, but the sweet aftertaste and 6.4% ABV make it a borderline candidate for a session beer.

Definately worth trying, but get a single instead of a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2007 00:26:48 | More by 1whiskey
More User Reviews:
Photo of CraigTravor
CraigTravor

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-20-2014 06:23:16 | More by CraigTravor
Photo of backslide311
backslide311

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-22-2014 15:50:14 | More by backslide311
Photo of beerbrains
beerbrains

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

06-18-2014 07:17:35 | More by beerbrains
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-11-2014 21:37:03 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of RBuckley73
RBuckley73

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-29-2014 16:14:17 | More by RBuckley73
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-09-2014 05:01:33 | More by afsdan
Photo of ralerwen
ralerwen

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-20-2014 19:01:18 | More by ralerwen
Photo of kjo86
kjo86

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-17-2014 05:51:40 | More by kjo86
Photo of JaredGolia
JaredGolia

Washington

4/5  rDev +14%

03-11-2014 04:41:35 | More by JaredGolia
Photo of EF4
EF4

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-04-2014 14:48:14 | More by EF4
Photo of appetiteforparis
appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

02-22-2014 22:53:37 | More by appetiteforparis
Photo of Skunkdrool
Skunkdrool

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-18-2014 19:13:48 | More by Skunkdrool
Photo of mike_dawson
mike_dawson

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14%

02-12-2014 21:19:22 | More by mike_dawson
Photo of mattmarka1
mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

01-15-2014 05:14:48 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of ToddGingerich
ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

12-28-2013 19:20:26 | More by ToddGingerich
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-21-2013 20:45:23 | More by jaydoc
Photo of RancidAggro
RancidAggro

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-18-2013 03:30:52 | More by RancidAggro
Photo of Kroller86
Kroller86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

11-25-2013 02:19:02 | More by Kroller86
Photo of boku56
boku56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

11-15-2013 22:58:27 | More by boku56
Photo of chillin
chillin

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-07-2013 18:40:38 | More by chillin
Photo of Irrationalist
Irrationalist

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-29-2013 02:08:59 | More by Irrationalist
Photo of famous_mortimur
famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-29-2013 23:37:59 | More by famous_mortimur
Photo of Birdlegs
Birdlegs

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-18-2013 07:34:17 | More by Birdlegs
Photo of doublepneumonia
doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-24-2013 22:31:44 | More by doublepneumonia
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Springboard from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.