Skinny Dip

New Belgium Skinny DipSkinny Dip from New Belgium is their new summer seasonal that is apparently a low-carb beer, "perfect for the lightly attired summer months." Interesting beer. The site says there’s kaffir lime in there, lending it a citrusy character. I don’t know if I got that out of it, but there was something different about it.

Appearance: Poured crystal clear. Color is a (burnt?) copper.

Smell: Like a rich pilsner, with some funky Belgian overtones. Grassy, perhaps.

Taste: Steely, bitterish… like an American light lager with a hoppier bite. Seems a little green. Something different with the hops? (This was likely the lime.)

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Has a crisp, almost sharp bite to it.

Overall, worth a try, especially if you’re into low-carb beers, it’s not the typical lite fare.

It’s pretty new for BeerAdvocate even; only five reviews, all approve, with a collective score of 85 (out of 100). On RateBeer they’re still classifying it as Loft, New Belgium’s former summer seasonal. I’d take that with a grain of salt, it sounds like there’s enough difference between the beers to consider Skinny Dip a new offering.

2 Responses to Skinny Dip

  1. Susan Hathaway says:

    Where can I buy this beer (skinny dip) in a grocery store in the Portland area? I love it!
    Thanks,
    Susan

  2. Alicia Hassinger says:

    You can get it here- I just talked to them! Whole Foods Market
    1210 NW Couch St, Portland, OR
    (503) 525-4343