Springboard - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by 1whiskey:
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
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Springboard from New Belgium Brewing
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