Brewery: New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colorado
Serving: 12 oz bottle
Glassware: New Belgium globe glass
Information: 5.2% ABV, Serve at 7°C (45°F) in a New Belgium globe, Best By: 26Aug12
Style: American Blonde Ale
Price: $8.99 / 6-pack
Availability: Summer Seasonal
Cellaring: Not recommended for extended aging.
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Deep golden yellow in color with great clarity and a billowing white head, Somersault’s carbonation leaps toward the surface feeding the great retention. Sticky lace is left clinging all over the glass!
The playful aroma springs out with a citrus and earth blend that’s accompanied well by a hint of apricot fruitiness and notes of ginger spice. The hop profile is quite reminiscent of Fat Tire’s earthy, mulch-like aroma and gently overtakes the more subtle nuances of this beer.
The malt provides a good backbone and biscuit flavors for the lemon citrusy and earth-toned hops to spring-board off of while mild ginger spice and faint apricot fruit notes pull forward towards the end.
The crisp entry, abounding with carbonation, leads to a very oat-derived smooth, light body that still finishes clean and refreshing. Citrus, apricot, and ginger-like spiciness add a lively, lingering summer taste on the tongue.
A great summer beer from New Belgium, the playful fruit and spice complexities of Somersault give it distinctive flavor with a clean, soft finish for an all-around refreshing and enjoyable treat!
Score: 86 / 100 - Wonderful
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