New Belgium Giddy Up!

New Belgium Giddy Up!

Rated 3.462 by BeerPals
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Brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company

Fort Collins, CO, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

6% Alcohol by Volume

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Ale brewed with Lemon Peel and infused with Espresso.

ID: 32517 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank3814
Overall Percentile91.7
Style Rank79 of 1202
Style Percentile93.4
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.600
Weighted Score3.462
Standard Deviation0.359

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  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A re-issue, revived, whatever.. Aromas of Mostly dark coffee, with some nutty undertones. The body is that of burnt bronze, the thin fizzy head didnt retain well or leave hardly any lace. Flavor mirrors that of the aroma with the espresso taking the lead, some roasted nuts, the flavor fades quickly but there is a slight lingering from the coffee.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    a weird one from old belgium .. light toffee and empty doffee mug aromas .. . some light coffee flavours with an alien backdrop .. . abv well hidden .. no citrus detected really .. . tasty but it needs direction .. more umph... good effort though, happy to have tried it .. .

  • ZYTHUM 289 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    12oz bottle from beerguy101. Thanks! pours a clear medium amber/brown color. has a small foamy head. 1st whiff is coffee. i'm not picking up the lemon here. flavor is coffee. as it warms, some fruit and a touch of sweetness. medium body, nice carbonation.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    12 oz bottle, best by April 3 2009. Pours a clear reddish amber with a creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

    The aroma is cold coffee and a little toffee and nuts.

    The flavor is coffee and roast with some nuts and fruit leading to a slightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

    Overall, it's pretty one dimensional with the coffee notes, but I enjoy it. It's interesting having a lighter coffee beer with some fruit notes.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 5

    Sampled from bottle. Giddy up! is a clear amber ale with a thin off-white head. Coffee and floral/citrus aroma. Well-balanced flavor that is dominated by coffee. Not roasted barley coffee flavor, this tastes like coffee grounds. There are some peripheral flavors, some nutty, toasted malt and citrus. Really weird, but I'm glad to have tried it once.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a beautiful, chestnut brown with good clarity and small, airy head. Aroma is lightly roasty with bright citrus topnotes. The flavor combines sweet toffee, earth, coffee, and lemon peel. Overall, I found the flavor a bit muddled, but I could still see drinking a couple of these sometime. Medium bodied; easy drinking.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on 12/27/2008. This spiced ale pours a medium amber color from a 120z bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is coffee and lemon peel. Some roasted malts and fruit. A medium bodied spiced beer. The malts are coffee and chocolate. The hops are earthy. Kind of an espresso mild, lots of rich coffee flavors, yet not overpowering. Kind of fruity and citrusy but I cannot taste the lemon peel. A very drinkable beer, it would be a good session beer if it were not 6%. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on tap at 1702, Tucson AZ; October 2008
    Arrives in the New Belgium Globe glass with a dark, brown color that shows a clear, rich, roasted red color when held up to the light. It is topped by a frothy, light tan colored head that has great staying power and never recedes past a full layer of froth. The aroma is so expressive of coffee, in fact this is the best expression of the coffee been that I have ever experienced in a beer; nutty, dark chocolate notes, even berry-like coffee derived notes are all noticeable and all distinctly derived from the roasted coffee bean. If you like coffee (especially something like a lighter city roast with a touch of roast), then the nose on this beer is just fantastic. It is quite one dimensional (you won't see me complaining about that though) and I don't even get a hint of any lemon zest.

    The flavor is not quite as coffee focused, or really intense, as the aroma was, but it is still dominated by the coffee notes; flavors of toasted nuts and cocoa definitely stand out here. This beer is lightly sweet, which accentuates the cocoa notes a bit. Light and quaffable, but with enough body to keep things interesting (just a hint of a viscous heft). The roast notes add some bitterness to the finish. As the beer warms some berry like fruitiness mixes in with the coffee notes, but I still can't pull out any citrus. Objectively, this beer has lots of roast character for a beer of this color, it is a very smooth roast character though. This was definitely enjoyable, I easily drank two pints of this, but the aroma is clearly heads and tails more appealing than the flavor to me.

  • CHEFTANA 21 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    First of all, I love dark beer, and dark beer that has espresso in it, yeah, that's right, it's even better! It poured dark, but had hints of Scorsese red throughout. It smelled of wonderful coffee and tasted of an espresso shot you'd get at any small town coffee shop. It finished slightly bitter as if you had bit into a dark coffee bean, but you eat it anyway because it's too good to pass up.

  • CHEFCHAD 542 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    I don't know how to describe this one. This beer is like...... Well..... Coffee beer that is not a stout or a porter. It is orange and cloudy in color. Nice white head that did last. A medium body that is not watery or over carbonated. Flavor is all espresso.....A slight bitter finish but not much... WIERD

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