Somersault | New Belgium Brewing

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3.77 w/ 1,106 ratings

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,106 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of ajzy
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grittybrews
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale gold into a pint glass with two fingers of bright white head. Aroma of lemon with a little bread and tangerine.

Moderate carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Mildly sweet biscuity malt up front with plenty of lemon and a pleasant, subtle spicy hop character on the finish. Just a hint of bitterness melds well with the more fruit-forward hop qualities.

Really nice and very drinkable.

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Photo of Stillyman11
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tim007007
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tilley4
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An excellent summer selection here...

Grainy malt aromas tinged with slightly piney hops give way to a super uber refreshing crisp taste of piney hops and a slightly biscuity malt... The hops are much more prevalent than I would expect them to be here...

I could enjoy several of these on a hot summer day.. Super refreshing and delicious...

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Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of lucasj82
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Kunstman
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of benloho
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Wer34truh
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy amber color with a two finger thick head. A fairly passive looking beer with little carbonation activity.

As far as the taste goes, it's dominated by mild malt and a sweet fruitiness. Passion fruit comes to mind. The beer is very crisp, and incredibly drinkable. Carbonation is light, which suits my preference.

This is pretty damn close to a perfect summer ale. Despite the light feel, this has quite a lot of complexity. Kudos to New Belgium!

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells of bready pale malts and some floral hops.

Tastes of slightly sweet pale malts layered with some hop notes. Malts lead off and give some slight grainy sweetness and bread notes. Some light fruits come through as well. Hops add floral, grassy, and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is light with a slight crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, a very good blonde, and I can easily say it is one of the best for the style.

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Photo of neckbracesub
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bismarksays
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Coppery to pale golden, decent amount of head retention, clear

S- A bit of Belgian yeast...maybe citrus. Not much on the nose at all

T/M A touch of citurus, maybe a touch of pepper. Mouthfeel was thin and maybe even a touch watery.

Overall- I wanted to like this. I like blondes. It looked good. And while I went into it thinking that I should be comparing to session beers, not actual blondes, I still found myself bored and uninterested.

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Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GTB
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Somersault from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 61.9% out of 100 with 1,106 ratings
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