Dartagnan (13) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Discounting the souring taste that New Belgium is starting to get. The Skinny Dip in its first few years was a nice light summer ale with beautiful mineral water taste. It definitely used to make me feel like I was at the river.
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a beer where you get the hops and malts in equal favor and wonderful mixing of beer flavor.
nasmith003 (141) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light floral aroma and clear golden color. Bitterness shows up at the front and remains through the whole experience. Very light.
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Decent sessionable pale ale. Blonde colored. Light body with decent citrus hops, a minor kick of spice.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a two finger head of fizzy white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a grainy and grassy smell mixed with just a hint of a bready smell. Along with these there is a little bit of a sweet fruity and corn like smell.
Taste – The taste begins very crisp and clean with a bit of a grainy and somewhat cracker like taste. There is a hint of a fruitiness upfront which fades rather fast. As the sweet fades, a little bit of a grassy and floral hop taste greet the tongue, leaving one with a rather crisp and clean lager flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the light and crisp flavors of the beer the feel is spot on and makes for a very easy drinking brew.
Overall – A nice alternative to a bud light. It has a bit more flavor and a nicer hop hit. For the few extra calories (if you are looking out for your calorie count I think it is around 10 or so more), this is a fantastic alternative to the traditional light beer.
Jabah (145) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had low expectations of this, based on the last few seasonals that I tried from New Belgium...especially the spring/summer ones. This is actually one of the better ones from them. A blonde ale with a gold-amber appearance. Thought it was a lager....tastes sort of like a pilsner....listed as a blonde ale. Sounds about right. Bottles says brewed with pecan juice which gives it some extra flavor. Reminded me of a lighter version of Lazy Magnolias Southern Pecan. Sampled a single for now, but I’d get a 12-pack of this in the summer.
mikedR (1492) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not sure why this is called a Belgian. As a session APA, it’s wonderful. A bit watery, but for the low ABV, I’m ok with that.
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma and flavor consist of a clean, neutral malt profile, soft hop bitterness, light fruit notes, and faint yeast esters. Light and clean.
Cougfan95 (24) - - APR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle - light golden color with thin white head. Weak citrus notes on nose with mild citrus taste and vague mealtimes. Very simple summer beer.
Darwenus (603) - Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This smells like a watered-down version of a watered-down, nondescript Belgian ale. It doesn’t taste bad, but that’s because it hardly has any taste at all. On the exhale there’s a little hint of something, like maybe I had a Belgian ale several hours ago and noticed something on my own breath when I burped. I will never drink this again.
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"a fairly nice, light one trick pony. spicy citrus. pretty light and one dimensional, but a pretty nice brew. i don’t know that i’ll seek one out again, but i’ll take one when offered. 2013-good n fruity :)"