This little tasting story starts with “The Belly” and his nose for news… I get a text the other day noting New Belgium Giddy Up! in their Folly Pack at Fred Meyer! So I stop there after work and sure enough, a new beer from what of our favorite little breweries in CO.
I still think the New Belgium Folly Pack is one of the best deals around, especially if you are looking for variety and I am guessing they are doing pretty good with it since they keep selling it… 🙂 So here you are with a review:
Giddy Up! has a mild espresso nose that might make a standard, run of the mill coffee beer, but the lemon gets in there and messes with it, creating a refreshing and less bitter beer than you might expect. In fact, I would through this in the realm of very smooth with just a tinge of bitter. You can taste the espresso right in the middle where it leads to a quick and clean finish. The lemon has its final revenge in the back corners and sides of the mouth where you can’t help but savor it.
Overall a great little showing from New Belgium and potentially the most balanced of the coffee beers I have had this year.
JBB6 Rating: For the Win