Somersault | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,106 Ratings
SomersaultSomersault
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 04-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,106
Reviews:
286
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
14.02%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
118
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,106 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of donmonkey1
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Transparent golden color, decent carbonation, small white head that dissipates fast but laces nicely.

Smell: Nice floral hops with a slight metal smell.

Taste: Sweet lemony citrus floral hoppy drink.

It's interesting because it's different but it's almost too much like cider and not so much like beer. I wouldn't buy another one because it's too sweet and weird.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. . .

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe -- how appropriate!

Appears to be a light coppery and/or apricot color. The off-white head recedes to random chunks of bubbles and film. Sticky lacing.

Smells ... bright floral and hint of citrus.

Tastes of bright citrus peels, peach sweetness, subdued malts, dry finish.

Very dry mouthfeel.

Overall, liked it for the first 6 ounces. Then the more I drank of the six pack, the worse it became. Another average New Belgium beer. Good enough to drink the entire sixe, but not good enough to buy again.

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Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks are owed to Kegatron for gifting me up with a bottle of this months ago that got lost in my fridge. 12oz into a sensory glass, the brew pours a lightly hazed golden yellow color with a finger of white froth. Rising bubbles maintain a silky smooth layering atop that is less than a finger. Some strings of webby lace stick to the glass.

The aroma has a fresh grainy quality about it. Lots of citrus notes reminiscent of coriander fill out most of the profile with a very faint herbal hop and zesty inclusion. As the brew warms up and more smells are taken, the brew has a bit of a grassy quality that fits with the whole theme.

The taste has an oily coriander inclusion that is lemony and a bit herbal. Some sweet grain inclusion provides a bit of a wheat-like base. Mildly tart with the lemon flavor that is on the verge of being almost perfume-like. The alcohol while timid is felt in this brew with an accenting perfume quality and minor fusel tinge.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is easily drinking but with a bit of an exaggerated coriander and lemony feel that I just didnt dig all that much. For a summertime offering, yeah I could see throwing a few of these back without much effort. But it isn't something I would pick if I was given options.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: dark yellow, clear; thin head; good carbonation
S: sweet, fruity aroma; spritzy
T: sweet, almost a fruit beer it has so much berry and lemon in it; the aftertaste drops into seltzer-water territory, which isn't my palate's preferred destination, so I dock points for that; otherwise, a good choice for a hot-weather beer.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a golden amber hue with a slim fizzy head. Lacing is minor.

Smell -- The grist yields an aroma of damp malt, drupe-like fruitiness, and a modicum of malt sweetness. Additionally, there is an abundance of earthy/grassy hop character.

Taste -- Bready malt, damp graininess, apricot. Hop character is very earthy and grassy with floral overtones and sturdy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with crisp carbonation.

Overall -- An easy-drinker, but somehow doesn't hit the spot for me. The grassy hop bitterness grows tiresome over time.

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Photo of CBack465
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of icecube
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz Bottle poured into a warm glass

A: Yellow color

S: Nice light malty aroma

T: Very light and slightly sweet. Faintly bitter. Very crisp and refreshing. Great on nice warm day.

M: Very crisp, refreshing and smooth.

O: Something I would reach for one nice warm day when I looking to have a few beers. Good summer style.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of vvill
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TimMack
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Reappropriated
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of OtsegoHive
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mtparty37
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BeerAmbassador
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a decent fluffy head and a bit of lacing. Citrusy hops on the nose, cereal and a touch of apricot. Biscuity grain on the palate with a decent hop background and a bit of apricot, though not sweet. Also it has that dry biscuit finish that I associate with a lot of New Belgium beers and I assume might be from the particular strain of yeast that they use. Decent summer beer and one I like more than some of their other offerings.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The seasonal in the welve mixer. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Pours clear yellowish cloudy with 1/4 inch of white foam. Wheaty malt smell. Smooth taste, full of lemon with low carbonation. Strong lemon, very citrussy. Some oats at the finish round out the flavor. Very drinkable, good taste, likable.

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Photo of Moby
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beergelden
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mike_dawson
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sammo
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tarheels4life23
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,106 ratings.
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