Somersault - New Belgium Brewing
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4.15/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a coppery golden color with a finger of white head that fades within a minute or two. Small amounts of lacing on the glass. Slow, lazy bubbles come up from the laser etching on the bottom of the snifter.
S - Smells of sweet malt and honey as well as citrusy and floral hops. Like an IPA with a dollop of raw, spicy honey in it.
T - Honey sweetness and mild hop bitterness up front. This gives way to a very interesting mix of biscuit-like flavor mingled with hints of tropical fruits and citrus. Leaves a pleasant tang on the back of the tongue and is slightly dry but refreshing. Great summer beer!
M - Crisp carbonation. Medium-to-thin body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall, I have to say my expectations are far exceeded with this new offering from New Belgium. I think I may have found my summer beer! I love how drinkable it is and yet the flavor profile strays just far enough away from the generic light and sweet pale summer beers to keep things interesting.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2011 04:42:23 | More by rundocrun
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