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Old 08-24-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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I just finished off a 12pk of New Belgium's Skinny Dip. YUMMY! Makes me want to play around with kafir lime. Anyway, half of the bottles didn't have labels on them. They had a little bit of glue residue, but no labels. In a previous life that would have annoyed me just a little bit, but in my current incarnation as an aspiring homebrewer I found it very convenient. Must have been a bad day at the label machine!

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Old 08-24-2007, 01:09 AM   #2
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I just finished off a 12pk of New Belgium's Skinny Dip. YUMMY! Makes me want to play around with kafir lime. Anyway, half of the bottles didn't have labels on them. They had a little bit of glue residue, but no labels. In a previous life that would have annoyed me just a little bit, but in my current incarnation as an aspiring homebrewer I found it very convenient. Must have been a bad day at the label machine!
I had that once and wrote to them. They sent me free posters!!! I really didn't care either but why not get some free stuff
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:30 AM   #3
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What type of beer is the sknny dip?

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Old 08-24-2007, 01:31 AM   #4
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What type of beer is the sknny dip?
It's a panty dropper...
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They just released their new seasonal, called Mothership Wit, an organic belgian witbier, i'll try it soon.

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They just released their new seasonal, called Mothership Wit, an organic belgian witbier, i'll try it soon.
Can't wait to see it. I am waiting for the annual Tour De Fat bike festival they put on. Will be here in Tempe in October. Had a blast last year!! Maybe they will be serving that one up?
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:37 AM   #7
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I have about 20 cases of New Belgium bottles I use for all my homebrew. Great bottles - even use them for highly carbonated hefe's without issue. Hardest part was drinking all that beer inside them so they could be used for homebrew...

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I just bought a six of Mothership. It's not bad, but it pours REALLY clear for a wit, and it's probably the lightest colored beer I've ever seen. If you swirl the bottle at the end of the pour, as is usually recommended with a wit, you can get a bit of yeast into suspension and achieve a slight cloudiness. The aroma is definitely Belgian wit - yeasty with sweet citrus notes, but there is a slight stale note in the nose as well. The flavor kicks Blue Moon's ass (go figure), but the staleness from the aroma carries through just enough to make it only a good beer rather than a great one.

All in all, it's not bad. It's the best commercial wit from the US that I've had to date.

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Sadly Detroit is not fortunate enough to get good deliveries from them. I think they just broke the Chicago market right? I'll get some when I can and will have to lust after/try to copy till they do deliver on my side of town.

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I just bought a six of Mothership. It's not bad, but it pours REALLY clear for a wit, and it's probably the lightest colored beer I've ever seen. If you swirl the bottle at the end of the pour, as is usually recommended with a wit, you can get a bit of yeast into suspension and achieve a slight cloudiness. The aroma is definitely Belgian wit - yeasty with sweet citrus notes, but there is a slight stale note in the nose as well. The flavor kicks Blue Moon's ass (go figure), but the staleness from the aroma carries through just enough to make it only a good beer rather than a great one.

All in all, it's not bad. It's the best commercial wit from the US that I've had to date.
I bought myself a 6-pack finally. I don't get that stale smell...I have heard though that the farther you get from CO, the more variability there is in the freshness of the beer. I think that NBB distributes all their beer in CO, so they are guaranteed that it stays cold the whole time, and is taken care of. I get the feeling that once it leaves their hands for other distributors, there are problems.

It does pour very clear for a Wit (compared to Hoegaarden for example) but I get a nice fresh nose from it, definitely taste the coriander and orange peel but they are not overwhelming. I like it a lot, very refreshing and tasty. It is actually very similar to the Wit I brewed a few months ago, which ended up strangely as one of the clearest beers I have ever brewed, although it is much higher ABV than mothership wit.
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