Somersault | New Belgium Brewing

very good
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:
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Added by Todd on 04-11-2011

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, best by 08/28/2011. I think this will be my first blonde ale. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 fingers of fairly dense white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a decent sized lacing cap that lasts. A nice amount of lacing clings around the glass as well. Aromas of big lemon, pepper, biscuit, grass, spiciness, and other light fruitiness. Some very nice aromas here with good strength as well. Taste of lemon, pepper, spices, bread, citrus, grass, and a bit of tart graininess. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, bread, and spices that last for a bit on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moutfeel that is a bit on the watery side, but not in a bad way. Drinks really easily as I would have expected for a beer brewed for the summer months. No alcohol presence at all as expected. Overall, some seriously great stuff here. Nice amount of well balanced flavors and super smooth drinking.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

well, after having a bunch of beers with little to no head this one pours a very nice pillowy white head with sticky lacing, really makes me thirsty, well done. body is perfectly clear light golden color.
Aroma is biscuity and lemony, lofts nicely, impressive for a blonde ale i have to say.
Flavors are grainy up front with a light crisp body that makes the lemon and apricot flavors pop.

This is a well crafted beer, nice job New Belgium.

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