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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33550) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Mild fruity hops aroma, orange and light grassy note. Flavour is crisp hoppy, downplayed malt presence. Bitter and mild fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of hops and wheat. The flavor is wheaty with a dry end and a thin body. A boring beer - as it says on the label a mouthfull of air.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear, fully golden basically without head. A lightly citrusy nose. Rather thin body with vague citrusy notes. Almost no bitterness. A perfect quencher. 210906

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22212) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and liquorice with notes of yeast. Fruity flavour of caramel with notes of spices, liquorice and hops. Light watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
Draught at the Yardhouse, Las Vegas
Hazy golden color. It smells dirty water. Dry mouthfeel, light nutty caramel flavor, and the same feeling of dirty water. Unpleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Golden amber with thin white head, disappears rapidly. Aroma of peanuts and caramel. Taste is an odd combination of incompatible spice, not very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theis (14014) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle at NB - ølsymposium. Clear golden - white head. Roasted, cornflakes, sweetness, cookies, caramel, ligh spicy, dryness, fruity. Thin body and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2006
Bottle, 4.2%. Weak hop aroma, but spicy and sweet. The mouthfeel is thin, but the flavour is OK: sweet tea an pine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2005
Bright amber colour. Slightly floral aroma with hints of caramel and minerals. Fairly bland flavour. Accents are all vague - earth, floral notes. The finish is slightly tart. Eureka! It’s been done better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of malt, florals, and citrus. Medium body. Light flavor, but nothing too exciting.

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