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Somersault - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

974 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 974
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 56
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-11-2011)
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

leeo, Dec 09, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light creamy head with a bit of citrus and hops on the nose. Pale straw yellow color and clean appearance with steady flow of rising bubbles. Tight, sharp carbonation makes for great feel, also not to thin. Taste the same as the smell, slight hops with a citrus finish. A fairly drinkable beer, I'm sure I'll have it again.

plasma, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ROGUE16, Dec 08, 2011
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tbeq00, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TheSquire23, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

dexterk1, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of omnigrits
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a perfect pint.

A. Pale straw colour with an off-white head. Nice retention and sticky lace.

S. Sweet fruits and some grain. A little lemon too.

T. Taste is more full than a lot of blondes I've tried. More lemon and sweet summer fruit flavours, a malty graininess plus a peppery spice character. Maybe a hint of clove. The hops are muted, as they should be for this style, but lend an earthiness to the beer.

M. Light in the body with a prickly carbonation and a deliciously dry finish.

O. Pretty good. I don't often drink a blonde ale, it just doesn't appeal to my palate. But this one is worthwhile. Nicely done.

omnigrits, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

captainbearcat, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
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WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
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dankster, Nov 20, 2011
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Skycarp33, Nov 20, 2011
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darklord2011, Nov 18, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, best by 08/28/2011. I think this will be my first blonde ale. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 fingers of fairly dense white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a decent sized lacing cap that lasts. A nice amount of lacing clings around the glass as well. Aromas of big lemon, pepper, biscuit, grass, spiciness, and other light fruitiness. Some very nice aromas here with good strength as well. Taste of lemon, pepper, spices, bread, citrus, grass, and a bit of tart graininess. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, bread, and spices that last for a bit on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moutfeel that is a bit on the watery side, but not in a bad way. Drinks really easily as I would have expected for a beer brewed for the summer months. No alcohol presence at all as expected. Overall, some seriously great stuff here. Nice amount of well balanced flavors and super smooth drinking.

superspak, Nov 18, 2011
Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.