Somersault - New Belgium Brewing
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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
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
Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.