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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

975 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 975
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 12
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChrisCBeets on 09-23-2013)
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-07-2013 08:29:02 | More by BarryMFBurton
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-07-2013 03:30:17 | More by SalukiAlum
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minterro

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leftovers from a party we hosted. Hopeful this beer isn't as bad as it reputation labels it to be. Trying not to let this get to me, but it might factor in subconsciously (could benefit the beer though). Poured into a pint.

Freshness date March 2014.

Questionable move producing a white IPA as a winter beer but here we go...

A&S: Good head, pours about a finger and hangs around in a foamy half finger layer that has a nice cling in the thick lacing. Semi-lively transparent very pale yellow colored beer. Aroma consists: of spicy hops, bready pale malts, a slight lemongrass tone.

T&M: Spicy hops dominate the taste as well as they did in the smell. Midway through there is a pretty substantial boast of grapefruit tones accompanied by grassy tones. Pretty smooth, carbonation has a bite, but doesn't get too intense. Very easy to drink.

Overall: I have to say, not as bad as I expected it to. I still question the move by new belgium to release this beer as a winter seasonal, it seems to be more fitting as a spring time or very early summer beer. One of the more solid beers from new belgium, I still wish they didn't do away with snow day. Idk to each there own. Wouldn't buy this beer (unless on some-kind-of super sale), but wouldn't turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 02:25:05 | More by minterro
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-07-2013 01:10:26 | More by blbarnett3
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-06-2013 23:01:18 | More by lucasj82
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-06-2013 20:32:26 | More by jharris0624
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date February 24, 2014 printed on the label. A new seasonal beer from New Belgium Brewing. Expectations are slightly above average, based on my previous experiences with this brewery.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Pours a light cloudy lemon colored body with three fingers of big soapy bone white foam for a head. Nice uneven ribbons of lace. Light in color for an IPA, but it looks pretty nice.

S - Smells of tart fresh lemons, orange, pineapple, pine. A nice herbal citrus bitterness. Some clean bready malts keeping things in check there, also.

T - Taste is of fresh orange and lemon zest, bitter grapefruit, and some dry bready malt on the finish. A nicely balanced IPA.

M - Feel is light bodied with good carbonation. Finishes with a clean grapefruit hop bitterness lingering on the palate. An ideal end.

Overall, a nicely made, fresh tasting seasonal, but it is nothing particularly memorable, and I would like to see the reintroduction of some of the other New Belgium winter seasonals instead, as this feels like it was a quick way to capitalize on the success of Sierra Nevada Celebration. Either way, a nice beer, well worth picking up.

New Belgium Accumulation ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 19:44:15 | More by mfnmbvp
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-06-2013 08:18:44 | More by shelby415
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-06-2013 04:44:43 | More by jordanmckell
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Chiefy770

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very pale golden body with a fluffy white head. Moderate sticky white lacing throughout.

Smell: Hoppy. Good trace of herbs, not so much citrus as the label described.

Taste: Pretty mild hops for an IPA. Great herbal notes. A slight citrus note breaks through in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Rather light body, good carbonation.

Overall: New Belgium typically puts out decent to exceptional brews. You can really do no wrong with this brewery. This beer is certainly not overwhelming but it tastes good and I do not regret trying it. This IPA will not kick your butt with hops but it could definitely make a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 00:21:57 | More by Chiefy770
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DannyMac614

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-06-2013 00:16:34 | More by DannyMac614
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thehooksman

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This a Winter offering from New Belgium. I normally drink thick Belgians, Trappists, Porters, and stouts in colder weather rather than hoppy beers. This white IPA is a surprise though. The label says fruit and citrus, but when first poured the nose is very pine and spruce and the flavor backs this up nicely. When I think "Winter," I think cold, crisp, air and the aroma of evergreens. So to me this ale is like Winter, or Christmas even, in a glass. A good beer to drink while "decking the halls." This clear, white ale has a white head that lasts and there is lacing on the glass. As it sits, more of the citrus aromas come through.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 00:08:39 | More by thehooksman
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

New Belgium Accumulation has a thick, white head, with soapy bubbles at top, a semi-clear, yellow appearance, lots of bubble streams, and some lacing left behind on the class. The aroma is of citrus, hop oil, a little pine, and biscuit. Taste is of very bitter, lemony and grapefruit hops, sugar, and white bread. Mouthfeel is light and slick, and New Belgium Accumulation finishes dry and decently drinkable. Overall, this is good, and I think it’s worth checking out.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 22:23:55 | More by RonaldTheriot
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username

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

11-05-2013 20:53:19 | More by username
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-05-2013 17:26:21 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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1whiskey

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-05-2013 10:12:18 | More by 1whiskey
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CCInCharge

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-05-2013 06:05:01 | More by CCInCharge
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-05-2013 01:47:27 | More by cjgiant
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, from the grocery store across the road from my hotel in Denver during GABF 2013 last month. Since I shoveled about the same kind of snow yesterday as depicted on the label, I figure it's time to crack this one.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and silken eggshell white head, which leaves a decent array of Rand McNally lace around the glass as things duly recede.

It smells of musty orange, grapefruit, kiwi, and pineapple fruit rind, earthy yeast, and grassy, piney hops. The taste is generally yeasty in bearing - peppery and herbal, with more muddled, and subdued citrus pith bitterness, a sort of stale tropical fruit essence, some laid-back wheat and grainy malt, and further soft lemongrass and pinecone hop notes.

The bubbles are a bit overwrought in their assertiveness at first, but settle to a manageable din soon enough, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, the yeast always having to have its say. It finishes dry, the malt forgoing any further claim, while the complex hops and yup, yeast fully take up the reins.

Not sure why this is listed as an American IPA - the yeast, and somewhat elevated ABV seem worthy of a sidestep to Belgian IPA territory, no? You'd think with the slavish Low Countries attitude of this brewery, one might make that connection. At any rate, a way too yeasty IPA, yeah, I said it, with little to associate it with the winter season - the 'white' moniker being tenuous at best.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 01:42:18 | More by biboergosum
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mlhyatt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-05-2013 01:21:52 | More by mlhyatt
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twistwrist

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-04-2013 23:38:57 | More by twistwrist
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grubefresh

Arizona

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-04-2013 21:46:06 | More by grubefresh
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clemson14

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-04-2013 16:17:44 | More by clemson14
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vancean2

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

11-04-2013 15:31:28 | More by vancean2
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dcall384

Indiana

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-04-2013 14:34:52 | More by dcall384
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.