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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Editor’s note: in 2006, Skinny Dip replaced Loft as the name of New Belgium’s low-alcohol, low-calorie summer seasonal (only minor changes in recipe; i.e. still approximately 4% ABV and spiced with Kaffir lime leaf).

Skinny Dip Description: New Belgium’s Skinny Dip started out as a challenge from our founder Jeff to brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. Jeff was looking for a full-bodied, highly drinkable beer for after workouts - something a little lighter than the rest of the portfolio. Peter, a Belgian, responded: “Only in America would I be asked to brew a beer with no calories and less alcohol.” The challenge was to give the beer body and complexity not usually found in beers at the lighter end of the spectrum. The result is Skinny Dip, a full-bodied beer that happens to weigh in at a crisp 114 calories per 12-ounce serving. Cascade hops frolic with a hint of lime leaf, making Skinny Dip a bright, refreshing splash for the summer season.

Loft Description: In a category all its own, Loft delivers an uplifting zest, a taut line of hoppiness, and, from integrated wheat and barley malt, a mouthful as big as the sky. Spiced with Kaffir lime leaves.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3003) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
At Riva in LT with Kara. A standard summer beer. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Grass and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little malt backbone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (3237) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Draft in Aspen. Pours clear bright Amber with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like light grapefruit hops, nutty malt, dry toast, straw, grassy. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like some tropical fruits, grapefruit hops, nutty malt, toast, straw, and grass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2994) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pale golden body with a small cap. Bready / grainy aroma with a hint of fruit. A tad sweet with some biscuit notes. Light and easy drinking. Uneventful yet inoffensive.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
skatanarchy (130) - - JUL 14, 2015
뉴 벨지움 브루 - 스키니 딥 4.2% ABV 레이블에서 읽을 수 있듯 저칼로리, 저알콜 맥주.심심하기& 한 라이트 비어에 악센트를 주기위해 짠 레시피.밝고 화사한 가운데 자로 잰듯 단맛과 쓴맛이 반복 된다 벨지안 에일로 분류되어있지&# 라임잎이 첨가된 스파이스 맥주 계열이기도 한데, 인포메이션을 읽고 나니 다시 마시고 싶어진다. 밝고 화사한 기운의 정체란 라임잎이었단 말인가. 오스틴, 텍사스, 미국 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (658) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass Aroma- Lots of malt and citrus Appearance- this beer is a golden amber with a medium sized white head Taste- Just like the aroma. Lots of malt and citrus, I enjoyed the flavor Palate- A medium to light bodied beer with moderate carbonation Overall- A good summer session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1677) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2015
For abv and calories it isn’t bad. However they claim peach on this brew. Is it still the same abv. Very beer like. Light Toasty. Skip it but low abv easy to drink

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogre71 (45) - Utah, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Starts out a little bitter, but it doesn’t lingerer. Pours a nice golden color, easy to drink light and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Michaelrb (4) - Cornelius, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
I agree with the guys at New Belgium, they set out to brew a "lightly-attired" (not light beer) and they hit the mark. This is my favorite Summer offering.This comes from a brewery that knows it’s stuff. You get the bread notes, light body, slight hint of peach, with average carbonation, and a mild bitter taste at the end. It is a great addition to any Summer day. This proves you can go light without drinking a watered down light beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
I will have to say for a summery supposed to be light and minimally challenging it was pretty decent. Not insipid like some lighter ales. Serving: Bottle

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6570) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Enjoy by 18OCT15. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with fizzy eggshell head. Smells bready and mildly hoppy. Tastes like it smells with the hops falling on the bitter side. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied. A decent easy drinker.


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