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Somersault - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

968 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 57
Gots: 37 | 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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dasmusik

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-02-2011 06:13:29 | More by dasmusik
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JimInTN

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-28-2011 21:34:53 | More by JimInTN
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akinsja

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-28-2011 16:14:07 | More by akinsja
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2011 03:59:32 | More by tbeq00
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AceMan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2011 01:29:38 | More by AceMan
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TheSquire23

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2011 01:06:14 | More by TheSquire23
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-27-2011 07:28:56 | More by dcevans
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2011 16:33:04 | More by joelBfrasier
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PunkFloyd

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-24-2011 08:06:04 | More by PunkFloyd
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dexterk1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-24-2011 03:40:03 | More by dexterk1
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omnigrits

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

11-23-2011 00:25:07 | More by omnigrits
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2011 16:13:25 | More by captainbearcat
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2011 03:51:59 | More by brandoman63
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WillyMac

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-21-2011 19:40:12 | More by WillyMac
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dankster

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-20-2011 20:07:44 | More by dankster
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Skycarp33

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-20-2011 18:18:13 | More by Skycarp33
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SatinRado

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-20-2011 00:04:41 | More by SatinRado
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darklord2011

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-18-2011 16:35:47 | More by darklord2011
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superspak

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

11-18-2011 03:45:46 | More by superspak
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cmannes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-17-2011 14:05:38 | More by cmannes
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LSUPT

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-17-2011 06:38:15 | More by LSUPT
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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-17-2011 06:23:40 | More by milwaukee512
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Jstark5150

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-17-2011 05:01:09 | More by Jstark5150
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-17-2011 00:41:54 | More by EasyReader
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-16-2011 23:07:45 | More by codynevels
Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.