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Somersault - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

958 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 958
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 55
Gots: 33 | 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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger head with nice lacing on a clear bright deep golden body.

S: i almost get a smokey note out of this one with slight lemon sweetness and mostly a plae malt/barley base.

T: lots of honey and herbal notes, tart citrus hops, musty grains and malts.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: this is certainly drinkable and different in good ways. Wouldnt say I love it but can appreciate is appeal.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 02:39:00 | More by kylehay2004
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-31-2012 19:45:24 | More by ste5venla
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-29-2012 15:24:03 | More by dunix
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Pammywham


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-27-2012 04:45:37 | More by Pammywham
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-27-2012 02:59:00 | More by Hacksaw34
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-26-2012 23:10:17 | More by Tiburon
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-26-2012 14:01:25 | More by WoodburyMN
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CousinSuzy

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-25-2012 04:42:16 | More by CousinSuzy
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-25-2012 03:35:41 | More by EdelweissDad
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stickboy1125

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-23-2012 21:26:59 | More by stickboy1125
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Buundy


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-21-2012 03:12:02 | More by Buundy
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Magic

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-19-2012 02:20:00 | More by Magic
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

10-18-2012 14:55:39 | More by Kyrojack
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Greenster

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-16-2012 05:57:51 | More by Greenster
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-16-2012 03:19:33 | More by bzach
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e23slack

Montana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-15-2012 18:24:20 | More by e23slack
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-12-2012 20:16:54 | More by Chucker17
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of a bright yellow appearance, slightly cloudy, tiny and thin white bubbles amass at the top in a small .25" kind of way on the top of the beer. Aroma was crisp, spring like, effervescent.

Taste, maybe Noble hops, high carbonation, really light body, miniscule tartness and a tiny amount of bitterness. I thought it was enjoyable in the summertime, I dunno how much I'd be down for this one in cold weather. Whatever the yeast presence brings, its light, dry and refreshing. Never a heavy aftertaste or flavor component that lingers. Dry grass, mild and tame lemon notes.

Perfect keep your edge stuff for disc golf, barbecues, tailgates etc. . .

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 23:52:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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tut2528

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pour is a yellowosh-gold, pours about 1/2 fingers worth of head formation that is very carbonated and thus dissipates quickly. carbonation is easily seen and the brew is mildly transparent.

S: smells of honey, lemon, hops, big apricot fruitiness, and slight grain.

A: more graininess here than in the nose but its not overwhelming. the fruitiness, mainly the apricots, as well as the hops help create more balance in this brew.

M: very light on the tongue, high carbonation, goes down very quickly. doesn't leave much on the palate.

O: i prefer more complex brews that have a bigger body. i was given this by a family member so I am very grateful to have tried it. It would be a nice brew for anyone first starting out in the micro/craft brew world. It provides a nice touch of simplicity, yet at the same time adds a few characters to help the palate grow.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 23:38:12 | More by tut2528
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Hebi

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-10-2012 14:47:04 | More by Hebi
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TheStashRide

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

10-08-2012 01:34:39 | More by TheStashRide
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BEERWOLF1951

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-07-2012 14:41:46 | More by BEERWOLF1951
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JonJSt

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-07-2012 03:11:25 | More by JonJSt
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MonkeyboyATL

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-06-2012 20:28:46 | More by MonkeyboyATL
Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 958 ratings.