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New Belgium JR0805 (Single Speed)

New Belgium JR0805 (Single Speed)
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed with a single hop, New Zealand organic Hallertauer, and spiced with chamomile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
NB – Single Speed: I tried this a while ago, but I remember why I didn’t like it. It was similar to a witbier in color and palate but cloudier and tasted almost soapy. I guess that was the herbs and such. I don’t know what the deal was with the funky organic flavors but something was definitely slightly off. I think it had potential only it was too strange. The Mothership Wit, which came later, was definitely better. NB is kind of hit or miss with their experimental beers, although a few have been hard to decipher. This one, unfortunately, was a miss for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2006
I must admit this was quite tasty, and I am generally not a big fan of New Belgium in any way shape or form. This pours seriously like grapefruit juice, almost white, and very cloudy. Aroma is sweet and tea like, with some really nice background fruitiness, and that is followed by a very pungent hop aroma. Unfiltered and nicely hoppy iun the flavor, with just a hint of chamomile coming in the background. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Densely clouded, yellow appearance. Fairly clean fruity aroma. Sweet orange, tropical fruit flavor, herb tea, mildly spiced, light breadiness. Nice refreshing blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Had on tap at Hopyard in Pleasanton. Pour from tap was a hazy yellowish color with a nice head. I didn’t get much from the aroma. It has a medium mouthfeel. Flavor was sweet, little spice to it, malty with barely any hop profile. It was drinkable, refreshing in some ways.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Draft. Pale hazy yellow with a big white head. Yeasty aroma with lots of spice. Yeasty flavor - banana, clove and sweet malt. Drinkable with some complexity. It seemed like a cross between a wit and light abbey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 20, 2006
On draft @ Barclays on College. Murky yellow color with wit colored hues. Sizable white head. There was almost nothing in the aroma maybe slightly phenolic but nothing else. Slightly sweet, spicy flavor with the chamomile really coming out. Slight banana notes as well. Dry aftertaste with no hop presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
had this at the brewery in fort collins however they called it test beer jr0805.? yellow hazy beer with a white flat iron head. nose of citrus and spice. somehat like witt beer but with more of a hoppy afterglow. crisp and mellow. good. probably would be great on hot summer day. one of the brew staff filled up a glass with la folie and half of this...now that is what i’m talking about man. mix the two for a great fuckn beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Draught. Cloudy yellow color. Floral, somewhat resiny hop smell, with hints of honey, vanilla, biscuit, chamomile and various fruits. Very sweet on the palate, grainy in its malt composition, and quite hoppy, but in a strange, resiny way, not what I would expect from the hop Hallertauer. Notes of chamomile and fat free vanilla ice cream dominate the palate. A strange beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Draught at New Belgium. Pours cloudy yellow with a creamy medium white head, excellent lacing. Definitely looks like a wit. Fragrant aroma of chamomile, lemon zest and floral citrus hops with background yeast. Bitter citrus hop lemon flavor that finishes smooth, very drinkable. Light and clean, refreshing palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2005
I really enjoyed this and so, just had to rate it. Poured a whitish cloudy urine yellow with minimal though lingering head. Had a great spicy nose of fresh, crisp hops. Wonderfully crisp hop flavor (spicey:grassy-fresh hop leaves) light spice of chamomile. Bitter but well balanced. Simple and Good. Medium body and mouth feel, slightly astringent finish. Though some people thought it smelled/tasted soapy I disagreed. I really liked it.

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