RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with Lemon Peel and infused with Espresso
Giddy Up is a delicious juxtaposition of coffee, sustainably grown in Brazil and espresso-roasted locally, pressed into an ale with the deep color of a copper cowboy kettle. First whiff is full of sweeet caramel, toffee, latte. Then, a hint of lemon scone flavor from the addition of lemon peel. Body is creamy, resonant of espresso, yet the finish is bright, even a bit frisky. An ale to git along with...

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Anareon (13) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
On tap at the Trainwreck Saloon in the St. Louis area. Starts light then the espresso takes over right before it finishes with a refreshing zest. Overall a good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. Poured dark and clear. Aroma of lemon, coffee, chocolate, malt. Almost like a tea, because of the lemon. Taste is similar with some spice. Overall, an interesting - maybe strange - brew. It gets points for being unique. Not something I would drink often. Mouth is a little thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
Draught at New Belgium Brewery. Clear dark brown - white head. Coffee, espresso, chocolate, caramel, nutty, citric. A bit simple but lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13161) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
on tap at flying saucer. Had a dark amber with a small frothy white head. The aroma is sweet malt with caramel and coffee. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is simmilar to the nose with a nice roasted malt. A very good spice brew from New Belgium.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Tap at Flying Saucer. Pours an average tea brown with a quickly fading head and sparse lacing. Aroma gives hints of what’s to come- sugar, coffe, and sweet vegetable- but lacks the aromatic fortitude necessary to truly entice the drinker. Flavor is coffee sweetened with vanilla and hazlenut, finishing with sugar-coated vegetables. Nice mouthfeel; the beer leaves a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Giddy Up reminds me of an earthy Sam Adams Longshot 1996 Hazlenut Porter. This dude will drink more of this tasty brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours a translucent brown with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and lemon peel. Flavor is primarily watered down espresso, with some sweetness and a little citrus adding sweetness and a lingering bitterness in the finish. Interesting brew, quite refreshing for a coffee beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3950) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Draft at the Freakin Frog completing a trade. Wow, was this nice. Huge coffee and citrus in the aroma. Honestly did not notice the creamy mouthfeel from the description. Seemed to be a really easy drinking coffee enhanced beer. Update in bottle. Prefer the draught because the coffee in the bottle seemed overly bitter and a little flat in the palate. Still good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On tap at Pizza Port. Hazy light brown with a fluffy head. An odd combinations of tastes, but not bad. Caramel, butter, and citrus tastes; I didn’t notice the coffee so much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
draft @ Najas - muddy yellow with thin white head; coffee aromas seem strange coming from such a light beer, but somehow it works; aromas of coffee, fruit, lemons and yeast; pretty tasty going down and i hope this heads to the PNW at some point

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (4015) - Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Sample draft at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City, Missouri. Pour is clearish orange golden (look for notes from others) without much head. Aroma of coffee peel and lemon citrus. Taste is the nose, pronounced coffee and lemon sharp citrus. Only a hint of tart sourness. Palate was medium, mouth coating, with the espresso coffee taste lingering. Interesting, but not all that enjoyable.


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