Somersault | New Belgium Brewing

SomersaultSomersault
BA SCORE
3.77/5
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
Ranking:
#18,272
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
1,106
pDev:
14.06%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
118
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,106 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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 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 Localdrinklax
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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 MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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 Yancey82
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GTB
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of LukeGude
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of vkv822
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip snifter

Pours a clear golden with a foamy white head and nice lacing.

Light, malty biscuit notes with some grassy hops thrown in as well.

Lightly sweet biscuit malts with faint floral/grassy hops.

Medium body, with prickly carbonation.

Definitely a good warm weather beer. Easy drinking, with subtle, pleasant flavors.

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Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of brauseboof
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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