philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2010
New Belgium Brewing Company--Giddy Up! Ale brewed with Lemon Peel and infused with Espresso. 2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.1 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Lemon--Rich lacy off white head dense head. Clear dark amber bronze hint color. Mild hop cacao toffee lemon peel hint front. Cloying mild creamy smooth bisquit toffee mild sweet espresso hint caramel cocao body. Zesty mild citrus hop hint refreshing end. Well Made. Sampled 10/24/2008. 6- Pack $6.49. Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Pours a clear, reddish gold, with a very small head. Light aroma is slightly sweet and slightly coffee, perhaps like a watered down flavored coffee drink. Flavor is about the same, some sweet malt notes with some bitter coffee accent to it, especially in the finish. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Big thanks to BelgianBeerGal for giving me my 30th New Belgium rating. Bottle (23Jan2009). Pours with a hazed ruby copper colored body and a large tan head. Aroma of coffee, light rum, caramel, sweet potato, dirt, ash, tobacco, lemon, and pepper. Taste is a bit mellow. Somewhere between tea with some lemon slices and coffee. Sweet tea like finish. Minimal bitterness. Sort of bubbly and thin. Not unpleasant in any way, very easy to drink. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle. Redish brown color with medium head. Aroma of coffee and citrus fruits with notes of cinnamon, caramel and very light chocolate. Taste is lightly bitter, also somewhat creamy, coffee really comes out. Nice tight finish. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle:   Reddish hued copper, on the pale side, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Weak coffee aroma... yup, thats about it.   On the tongue it seems like old Earl Gray tea mixed with some expresso beans.   Not all that pleasing I might add.   Some lemon sucrets that have barely started to disolve in my tea/coffee concoction are noticeable on the backside.   Who cares that this has a moderate body and mouthfeel, I just can’t think of any good reason to continue drinking this.   FAIL
stchloe (1112) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Seriously weird. I really didn’t care for this beer and I normally like experimental brews. But seriously no one puts a slice of lemon in their coffee, this is just an extension. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
12oz bottle, safely stored in the fridge for any number of months by my mother-in-law, who mistakenly thought this was mine. Thanks! Pours a slightly reddish-tinted, cola color; off-white head with good retention and tight, mixed-bubbled lacing; solid pour. Bitter chocolate, one-dimensional citrus acidity, and medium roast coffee in the aroma; bitter coffee takes the most prominent note, with a light caramel sweetness underneath. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: heavy amounts of bitter coffee with high acidity and citrus notes; well-balanced with a sweet malt core that prevents this from being overly bitter; the front end is a big dose of coffee, followed by caramel, followed by sugar and toasted malts; a drinkable, well-bodied coffee beer; high levels of carbonation with just a touch of abrasiveness. Well-handled. Lengthy finish of medium-roast coffee, citrus, and lasting caramel sweetness. Tasty. DialSquare (5131) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2009
from old rating note: got this at some point on pacific n.w. trip. deep copper pour with white head. fantastic smells of fresh roasted coffee and caramel. dry toasty coffee in the taste - with hint of lemon. thin to medium tingly texture. K6.5 DrnkMcDermott (3137) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2009
12 oz. bottle. I kept putting this off, worried that after my late night tasting sessions, I might not be able to sleep. Well, I’ve got a cranky 16 month-old baby to handle that for me. Interesting dark copper to nut brown color, thick spongy brownish head. Smell is of a Belgian wit, but with more caramel malts, and spices that are like the brewmaster just felt like emptying the pantry on brewday. So no obvious coffee smell. Coffee in the taste just builds slowly, letting the chewy malts and lemon get their say first. Halfway through, I’ve decided the coffee will never come to the fore, but with just feel like the aftertaste of an iced Americano. But that just helps set this apart from other coffee beers. I’m finding it pretty likable. Would like to see this offered in more of the places carrying other NB beers. Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Nice copper color that has a bubbly creamy light tan head. Smells of coffee, and true the lemon does come out a wee bit in the nose, but is definitely more prominent in the aftertaste. The espresso adds a nice character to the flavor and drinkability of this brew.
Part of the Folly pack I picked up when I was out on the Oregon Coast. Wasn’t sure what to make of it...but I knew I wouldn’t be let down by the other three offerings in the pack.
Seriously, I think I could really like or really hate this been depending on the day. Today, it falls into the I like side of the fence.
It’s akin to iced coffee, that someone snuck a lemon wedge into thinking it was iced tea.