RateBeer
overall
66
93
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Somersault is a fun roll around on the tongue, while requiring only the minimum of palate gymnastics. This is the perfect summer lounge-around beer. Somersault tumbles out with citrus aroma from Centennial hops, a soft apricot fruitiness tucked into the flavor, a full mouthfeel from the addition of oats and a crisp, dry finish from the subtle addition of ginger.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Poured a very light golden color, with a small white head. Very straightforward, small amount of biscuit before finishing with a tiny dose of hops. A relatively dry finish overall. I enjoyed it with my dinner, nothing bad about it, just not much to it in general

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Golden in color and even with a slow pour this one has a huge white head. Aroma does indeed have some ginger with a bit of lemony citrus and bisquit. Mouthfeel is ok with medium carbonation and a malty body. Bisquit/bread malts with more of that strange lemon/ginger combo. Finish is a bitter with lingering bisquit. Not feeling it. Another rater mentioned that it had that "fat tire’ malt and I get that too... just like magic hat, every beer they make has the same malty characteristics. Not a fan of the bready/lemony/ginger combo but there is only so much you can do with a Blonde Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Draft at BBM. Clear golden, with a nice little head. Nose of citrus and caramel. Flavor is the same, with a peppery tinge. Slightly larger-than-light body is balanced, lightly tingly and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2011
12 oz bottle. Clear golden pour with a thick white head. Aroma of ginger, leafy hops, and biscuity/toasty fat tire malt. Some citrus in the aroma as well. Flavor has mild citrus hops with typical fat tire malt. Ugh I’m so tired of this malt in these beers. Ginger in the finish. This to me is a jumbling of weird flavors. The citrus and ginger don’t go well with the malt profile. There’s a fair amount of pale malt sweetness too. I feel if they dried this up a bit it might work better. Full mouthfeel. I’m just not digging this too much.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Poured a very pretty solid golden colour. Minimal head with decent lacing. Soft on the palate with a slight citrus twinge. I get no ginger though.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2011
This is a good beer for siting around the porch on a hot summer day. Light golden in color, nice lacing. Easy on the palate, the ginger at the end makes this beer. Clean dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2011
Clear gold pour - lively carbonation and a moderate ring of creamy lace - semi-tart nose, with notes of apricot, orange, lemon zest, ginger - very refreshing, summery aroma - moderately tingly carbonation - tart up front, with a bit of wheaty flavor and a touch of bitter hops - this is followed quickly by a light sweetness and flavors of lemon and tropical fruits - just a hint of ginger on the tail end, spicing things up for the dry finish - subtle, crisp and refreshing - a nice change of pace from your typical lawnmower beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2011
Not a bad summer beer from New Belgium, with a complexity of flavor that’s always welcome in hot-weather beer. Starts with a modest tartness that quickly slides into a grainy, slightly sweet center, before the Centennial hops provide minor bitterness on the finish. The oats give the brew a silky feel, although a little more carbonation wouldn’t hurt. Yeah, Somersault has apricots, but they don’t play enough of a role to put us in fruit beer territory. And the ginger adds a touch of spiciness that helps ease the pain from lack of hops. All in all, the bottle makes for a decent diversion on a hot day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arondee (544) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2011
Pours a clear yellow with a light white head and good carbonation. Lots of lacing as the head recedes. The aroma is corn, light hops, and sweet lemon. The taste is slightly sour lemon, grass, and light floral hops. A very average blond ale but its crisp like a lager or pilsner. It’s easy to drink but not something I really enjoy or would buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 On tap. Light golden yellow appearance with a small to medium white head. A touch piney, medium hoppy, pale malty nose. Golden malty, slightly creamy, medium earthy/piney hoppy flavor. Mildly hoppy aftertaste. A touch citrusy.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 30 31 32  33  34


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50