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New Belgium's New Beer: Giddy Up!

I like the name, but the beer itself doesn't sound very good.

Giddy Up!

Ale brewed with Lemon Peel and infused with Espresso. Anyone tried this stuff?

Posted in General at Sep 16 2008, 09:43:48 AM MDT 16 Comments

I no longer want lunch now, thanks.

Posted by JoshDM on September 16, 2008 at 09:59 AM MDT #

Brrrrrr! I can understand Lemon in beer, if it's made of corn. But espresso???? I stick with the four basic ingredients:

Posted by Stephan Schwab on September 16, 2008 at 11:31 AM MDT #

I may not like it, but I will definitely try it at least once. Will probably take a week or two to track down though...

Posted by Dan Diephouse on September 16, 2008 at 02:40 PM MDT #

New Belgium? What's wrong with old Belgium? At least no-one here has ever put espresso in their beer.

Posted by Mwanji Ezana on September 16, 2008 at 04:25 PM MDT #

It's actually really good. It's a dark ale but all the espresso does is level out the bitter hoppy after-taste that most ales have. If you like ale and espresso, try one. You really don't taste the lemon peal at all.

Posted by Jon D. on September 18, 2008 at 07:12 PM MDT #

Possibly not bad, but I can't have a taste. Because I'm actually living in Belgium, and we don't make anything like that here.

Posted by Stefaan H. on September 21, 2008 at 03:59 PM MDT #

I tried it. It's my new favorite beer. You don't taste the lemon. It's like when you take a lemon peel twist and swirl it around an espresso to take out some of the bitterness. I think it's well balanced, rich without being heavy, and goes down smooth and easy.

Posted by Theron on September 24, 2008 at 06:10 PM MDT #

Tasted a bit last night. Doesn't sound too appealing, but was rather smooth. The Lemon eases the transition from delicious summer beers like Hefe's, Sam Adams Summer Ale, and New Belgiums Skinny Dip into the sunny but chilling autumn season. Then the espresso infusion brings that soothing warm comfort.

Posted by Wil John on October 02, 2008 at 09:49 PM MDT #

Didn't even know New Belgium had come out with this one until Friday when I was out with my wife and some friends. Sampled it just to see how it would taste, and I have to say, I'm hooked! Delicious aroma, and the way it lingers on the taste buds really hit a home run with me! Very comforting beer that has great, easy drinkability. To all those who are on the fence about trying it, I highly recommend getting a swig of this. If you're not a fan, no problem, just means more for the rest of us who do like it. Cheers!

Posted by Matt on October 12, 2008 at 11:51 AM MDT #

found it in the "folly pack" 12er here in Bozeman. tasty! very mellow coffee flavor (not like some mocha/expresso stout/porter's I've had), just a hint of lemon. more just a tasty ale than a strange flavor sensation as the ingredients suggest it might be. cheers

Posted by Evan on October 29, 2008 at 09:07 PM MDT #

I really like it. I get tired when I have a beer and had been saying to friends that we need more alcohol with caffeine. A local pub had it on draft in Albuquerque, New Mexico but they no longer were carrying it the last time I visited. My friend loved it also. Trying to figure out where to find it here in town. I've been telling everyone I know about it. Love the taste, the name and art work!

Posted by Sky on November 13, 2008 at 10:16 AM MST #

Very enjoyable beer for breakfast. Was wondering if anyone knew why the beer isn't up on the New Belgium site, or if i can get this in a 6 pack anywhere. The only time i've had giddy up was out of the folly pack.

Posted by Brandon on November 23, 2008 at 02:16 PM MST #

I'm in LOVE with this beer. It's like drinking a Fat Tire and having a nice refershing coffee flavor at the end. So damn good!!

Posted by Jason C on January 12, 2009 at 09:40 PM MST #

Sounds weird, but is tasty. My friend can't stop talking about it.

Posted by Tim R on January 22, 2009 at 06:02 PM MST #

I love this stuff. I actually had it for the first time last night, and I couldn't believe how much I liked it. It's most definitely my new favorite.

Posted by apat472 on March 03, 2009 at 08:01 PM MST #

Still looking for this beer. Found it in one of NB's Folly Packs, but Giddy Up wasn't on the box contents. Either way, the beer was great; can't add what others already wrote. Smooth beer, great flavor, nice counterbalance to the usual "tired" after-effects. @sky: Where was Giddy Up on tab in ABQ?

Posted by AC_abq on March 19, 2009 at 07:07 PM MDT #

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