Somersault
New Belgium Brewing Company

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Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 13.95%
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
1,109
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  116
Gots
  118
SCORE
85
Very Good
SomersaultSomersault
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Reviews: 286 | Ratings: 1,109
Reviews by ArmyATCBrewer:
Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pouren into a noic a dull lighter golder with athinner but well defined white head that left a few broken rings of lace as it settled.Like others have said the aromas are quite yeasty and toasty,caramel/biscuit lends a little sweetness.Somewhat dry and grainy on the palate,the big yeastiness again is a big component of the beer.Its a good summer brew,a little bigger than many with its full on yeast attack.

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Photo of mooselvlt
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into standard pint glass

A - Pours a clear golden color with a 2 finger off white head with little retention and slight lacing.

S - Not much in the nose, I'm struggling to come up with much. A little bit of citrus-hop but its faint.

T - Some malt, something earthy (like a grain), then a splash of citrus hops at the very end.

M - Pretty thin but for this style I'm sure its the norm. There's a little carbonation but again, not much.

O - Its a session beer and I can see where they were going with it. Its actually pretty refreshing I certainly could see drinking a couple of these on a summer day. Nothing though stands out in this one. But I can't say its not a decent beer either.

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Photo of jcartwright
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear bright yellow gold color with just a hint of orange. Had about an inch of bright white head which quickly gets out of your way.

The nose is faint: floral with a touch of lemon.

A very smooth beer. Very nice mouthfeel. Bright and crisp with the lemony citrus the aroma promised you. The finish is a slight hoppy bite that (like summer itself) fades quickly on the tongue and leaves you longing for more.

I will definitely be enjoying several Somersaults this summer.

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Photo of breedsimpsonville
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of CBack465
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BrewAskew
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out to a frothy white head, excellent lacing, golden color, clear. Aroma is a nice blend of fruitiness, spicy hops and soft grain. Flavors are light but interesting and complex with apricot, and a hint of "fat tire" biscuityness. Mouthfeel is light and the CO2 is generous. Overall, this beer takes the concept of a blonde ale in some interesting directions. I don't know if they actually put apricots in it, or what the purpose of the oats were, but it works.

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Photo of falconxman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of elujan83
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time I've had this beer it reminds me of Sunshine Wheat in that it was missing something...A orange or lemon slice and sad to say I didn't have either but I am happy to say a slice of grape fruit made this beer just right. If you get this beer I think a lemon slice would make it much better.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a lighter golden color with white head. Some bread, a little light fruit, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes fairly dry.

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Photo of Suds
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A clear golden beer, a bit grainy, with a fresh hop smell...the charcuterie is restrained. Simple and straightforward, this beer is mildly fruity...citrus and apricot, and has a mild peppery hop flavor as well. Light to medium in body. Average.

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Photo of scott2269
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigKrall
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of iKrystin
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Adam_Lifts
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerManDan
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color when poured was a golden yellow with medium foam and medium amount of lace. The smell of hops, citrus and a hint of apricot was evident and had a pleasant aroma. The taste had a fair amount of citrus flavor, with hops, peach and apricot. Also a fair amount of acidic citrus feel on the palate. All in all, a nice pleasant flavor and nicely balance of sweet/acidic/fruity flavor.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In honor of the Olympics? Nah, just good beer for the summer.

This poured a clear light golden yellow with a mountain of foam. Seriously!

There’s a delicate aroma of light orange and citrusy pollen that comes across, along with hints of lemon and lemon verbena. The aroma and the flavor are both very citrusy and very light. This is one easy drinker—the flavor has a defined, laid back citrus character with a rounded smoothness and some floral hints.

Enjoyable & easygoing.

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Photo of o19
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Light golden color.
S: Floral and delicate.
T: Very clean and refreshing.
M: The right amount of carbonation.
O: Delicious and thirst-quenching. Perfect for summer.

This beer reminds me of one of New Belgium's other terrific beers, Mighty Arrow.

The recipe is not revolutionary, but when something is done right it doesn't need to stand out.

Gotta' love the play on words.

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Photo of hellhammermario
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of RickyBell
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yemenmocha
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant golden hue with white head, thick at first, then retains a thin rim layer. Nice. Nose is on the light side, with some herbal notes & gentle funk in the background. Palate offers a pleasant spicy to herbal character, a little earthy/dirty, medium bodied (not too light!), and finishes herbal/spicy too. Enjoyable.

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Photo of WillyMac
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of AlexM
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of g_jenkins
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Somersault from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1109 ratings