Giddy Up! - New Belgium Brewing
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4.08/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
6% ABV, "Serve at 45°F", Best Before 26 JAN 14
A - Giddy Up! is a dark copper colored beer that has a fleeting off-white head which leaves little lace. It's dark color makes clarity difficult to see but when held up to the light, small carbonation bubbles can be seen fleeing to the surface.
S - Boisterous espresso evaporates into the nostrils with haste, gently balanced by a smooth touch of toffee and slightly overdone toast.
T - Like the aroma suggests, Giddy Up! is big on the espresso but, it's toasted malt base is light, not beefy like, say, a stout, so the lovely coffee flavor is there but not over the top. While lemon peel is devoid in the aroma, sweet lemon bar notes along with a touch of caramel traipse through the background.
M - Giddy Up!'s lighter body lends itself well to the bold flavor of the infused espresso as the dainty carbonation pours over the tongue, drying the palate out for a balanced finish that's neither bitter nor sweet.
O - It's not often you'll find coffee in a beer other than a porter or stout and, on the occasion you might, they can certainly be hit or miss. After all, pairing coffee's bold flavors with something other than the complimentary chocolaty profile of roasted malts can be tough. New Belgium's Giddy Up! pulls off a non-stout coffee beer wonderfully though! Espresso through and through, this lighter bodied, easier drinking toasted amber brew is just the thing to perk you up!
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 00:23:04 | More by BeerFMAndy
5/5 rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is my new favorite beer. Coffee + Delicious Beer = Heaven!
It taste amazing. I'm never reviewed a beer before but tasting it made me login so I can give this beer 5 stars.
I don't know why the review has to be 250 characters. This is too long. Go buy this beer!
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 03:25:12 | More by Austin1000
Giddy Up! from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.