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Somersault - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

973 Ratings

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Ratings: 973
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 09, 2012
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fishguyac, Nov 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S - Tart notes of apricot, wheat, and bread with some peppery notes.

T - Smooth, bready malt up front with some fruity tartness. Apricot and coriander in the middle and a finish of stone fruit, wheat, and light herbal hops.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Not bad for what it is, though it is an odd one. The tartness is refreshing but the apricot flavor isn't to my liking.

nickfl, Nov 01, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

kylehay2004, Nov 01, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

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. . .

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

tut2528, Oct 11, 2012
Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 973 ratings.