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Somersault | New Belgium Brewing

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3.77/5
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1,106 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#18,948
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
1,106
pDev:
14.06%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
118
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,106 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of Breen
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour/Appearance: Minimal head, quickly disappearing head, which left thick lacing. Very clear/clean and deep amber in color.

Smell: Yeast, citrus, and floral notes

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, not quite as smooth as expected, but this is not a complaint.

Taste: Lemon throughout and some grassy hops giving it a very slight bitterness.

Overall another great brew from New Belgium that's worth your time. I certainly won't fault the high rating the bros gave to this one.

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Photo of robertaddis
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mactrail
2.81/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Impeccably clean, brutally crisp. I mostly taste the lemon. A sourish flavor is the most noticeable trait. Very light and on the thin side. Really thin.

Clear pale golden color in the chalice. A slight head, but quite sudsy in the mouth. The mouthfeel is the opposite of "rich," whatever that is. I don't care for the sour feeling in my stomach as this goes down. Maybe it's a thirst-quencher, but not on an empty stomach. A hint of hops, but I only tasted them when I burped, sorry to admit. I am just not getting any aromas.

I suppose this is a matter of preference, whether you like the sharp and tart flavor. It doesn't relate very well to the Blonde category. More like a malt-free Wit with an overdose of citrus. From the 12 oz bottle. "Best before" 19 Aug 2012.

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Photo of ggourde
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of HipHopinHooligan13
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of JefferyDean
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Giovacchini
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a light gold color with a thin white head.

S- lemon, pepper, floral hops, and a little yeastiness.

T- pepper, lemon, some tropical fruits, poppy seed, and bread.

M- mild carbonation and a nice dry finish and a subtle bitterness.

O- This a great blond from NB. It's a great summer beer and I look forward to drinking this on a nice hot summer day.

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Mdog
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Yellow-gold, good head.

Smell: Mild citrus, hint of grass.

Taste: Very lemony, almost artificially lemony. There is a hint of black pepper in there and a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light as it should be. If you can deal with the lemon it is pretty drinkable.

I'm not a big blonde ale fan, this has more flavor than many, but that flavor is an artificial-tasting lemon. Not offensive, but not really what I am looking for in a beer.

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Photo of CTraft
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a 2-finger head, which stays for a little while, has a dark, cloudy yellow appearance. I did not detect much of an aroma in this one.

Taste: strong, yeasty, but tasty! with a yeasty finish

Mouthfeel: strong, tangy, carbonated, goes down easy

Overall: a great sipping beer for a warm, summer day

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of OtsegoHive
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of javi10653
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tizride
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of falconxman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Dave121275
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of sebenatar
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mattafett
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,106 ratings
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