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Somersault - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

997 Ratings

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Ratings: 997
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 69
Gots: 54 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-11-2011

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Ratings: 997 | Reviews: 272
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack from Publix $8.99.

A - From the bottle poured into a Tulip glass (I've been on a Tulip glass kick lately, regardless of whether it matches or not. Pours a super clear light Gold color. I've got lacing all the way down the glass and the head is still hanging around.

S - Not too much on the nose. Some hops, citrusy, and clean.

T - A little tart from the hops used. Malty finish, but not too sweet or creamy. Light bodied, but sturdy enough. Goes down easy. Hop bitterness is low, but still there. Nice and refreshing. I like this! Definitely a Summer beer.

O - I liked this. It was worth buying a sixer. The time I've been looking forward to trying this beer was worth it.

If I was to rank it from 0-100 I'd give it an 89.

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A: Light amber in color, white head that does not retain well or leave lacing.

S: A familiar smell that I found common in Belgian beers and a few of NB's beers which I believe to be malts. So malts, citrus hops, light and crisp taste.

T: Same Belgian malts, citrus hops, and lemon.

M: Crisp, refreashing, carbonation not a factor here.

D: Good session beer.

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A: Clear golden amber with minimal head

S: Lemony, biscuity, peppery with some maltiness.

T: Follows the nose. Lemon, pepper, fresh-cut grass. Light and clean.

M: Smooth, medium carb, dry finish.

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The smell is very light, slightly sweet with some very light hops. Pretty decent.

Flavor is light and bready with a slight citrus touch. Finishes very clean, with only a touch of hops. Very very good stuff.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, but it is still smooth. By now the carbonation is pretty much gone.

Overall, this is really excellently drinkable stuff. I will definitely get this again some other time.

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Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.