Style: Golden Ale

ABV: 4.8 IBU: 13.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

New Belgium Brewing Dayblazer

What the brewers say

“A refreshing golden ale, brewed with the finest malts and hops, giving a sweet, crisp citrus finish with just a hint of honey. Winner of the silver medal in the American-Style Cream Ale category at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Like a fruit orchard in spring. There’s moderate bready malt with very light bread crust. Slight grassy, citrus, and herbal hops. Very clean.”

Flavor: “Simple but balanced. It starts off with moderately low sweetness and blossoms into a low hops bitterness but with a dry finish that’s crisp and refreshing. There’s a lot to like from citrus and melon hops, toasted malt, apple and pear esters, somewhat mineraly bitterness, and a mildly cloying sweet finish. Moderate carbonation gives it a bit of bite.”

Overall: “This is your classic summer refresher. Simple but very drinkable. Balance of light bready malt and Old School grassy and herbal hops. We’ll say it again: well-balanced and well-crafted.”

What our editors thought



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