New Belgium Giddy Up

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New Belgium Giddy Up

Post by MaltnHopsrGood » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:29 pm

It's been awhile since anyone has reviewed a beer, so I figured, why not?

Poured a nice copper color with an off white head. Aroma was of slight lemon and coffee, with caramel.
Taste was very balanced with malt and hops and a bit forward with a slight coffee and a finish of lemon.
Mouthfeel was great, a little creamy on the texture with a nice finish. Not too dry, but not too sweet.
Overall this is a nice beer. Different as the lemon and coffee tend to clash, but then again, they work together. I know this doesn't make sense, but if you taste it , you'll understand.
Bottled: Nothing
Keg #1: Dark Chocolate Stout
Keg #2: Bourbon Barrel Stout
Keg #3: Nothing
Keg #4: Nothing
Fermenting: Pale Ale
Next On Deck: India Pale Ale
Brewed in 2017: 50 gallons

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Re: New Belgium Giddy Up

Post by turbo_ale » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:37 pm

I just bought their rotator 12 pack and that was the featured beer. For a amber beer with espresso in it, it is great and not over the top. I picked up on the creamy texture, clean finish, caramel, balanced overall. The lemon, I did not until I read the label, then I could detect a faint citrus flavor, otherwise I would have missed it.
I enjoyed the beer as an espresso amber beer, well made.
1. 1C
2. 4B
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Next: 5C

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Re: New Belgium Giddy Up

Post by hwasone » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:31 pm

I had this one years ago at the Autumn Brew Review at Grainbelt in Minneapolis. I remember it being surprisingly tasty.

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