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New Belgium “Hoptober”
New Belgium Brewing Company – Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Blonde Ale (ABV 6%)

[Best served In a Shaker glass}

Rating: 3/5

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 12/20

The pour was a hazy golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) frothy white head that diminished to just a little residue left floating on top after about five minutes or so, which created some really good sticky lacing.

The aroma was very mild of floral, grassy and pine hops with a grain malt and a soapy yeast and a note of citrus.

The taste was lightly bitter with a hint of grapefruit in the beginning and then became a tad more on the bitter side with a mild sweet orange citrus note at the end. The flavor lasted a really short time after the swallow and mostly consisted of a hoppy citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel was light in body and a bit watery in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a beer with a lot of different hops working very well together so not to overpower each other, or the rest of the flavors in this well rounded brew.

Sampled: 1/6/2012

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