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Old 11-30-2008, 08:10 AM   #1
Sep 2008
Lafayette, CO
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I usually really like the seasonal beers from New Belgium (Two below: Great! Frambozen: Delicious dessert treat!), but they recently replaced the Old Cherry in their sampler 12-pack with a new one called Giddy Up.

Coffee stouts can be great. Citrus-wheats are great. But this stuff is a rather odd coffee lemon monstrosity that I will not be buying again. It isn't awful, per-se, but it just ain't good.

The picture on the label has a rooster on the back of a horse, and the beer will henceforth be know as horse-cock ale. That about sums it up.

Anyone else had this stuff?
Kelpie Home Brewery, Lafayette Colorado
Primary: Creek Dog Stout x2, Two Dogs IPA, Grinning Kelpie Wheat
Secondary: empty :(
In Bottles: Belgian Wheat

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Old 11-30-2008, 08:39 AM   #2
May 2007
San Diego, CA
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I like this beer a lot. I've had a few glasses on tap at the local bar, and I was impressed. I made everyone I knew in the place at the time try it. It is certainly not a normal beer by any means, but it is a clean taste, and I can see what they were playing around with on this one. I really do think this beer is for a selective palate and not everyone will enjoy it, but I really thought it was nice.

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