New Belgium Skinny Dip Beer

New Belgium Brewing Company

USA

By and large, I'm not a big fan of light beers, and really don't buy into this "low carb" marketing schtick. Having said that, I have to also say New Belgium has done a pretty solid job of brewing a (relatively) low-cal beer that actually has flavor. Skinny Dip replaced Loft as their summer offering. It still has the Kaffir lime leaf in the mix, and uses wheat rather than exclusively barley. It clocks in at 110 calories, so hardly as low-cal as Miller Lite. This is a little lighter in flavor than Loft, but still pleasantly citrusy and hoppy. It's the darkest "light" beer I've ever seen, too. If you're looking for a thirst quencher for the depths of summer, but you also want something with flavor, this just might be for you.

Reviewed: September 09, 2006

Rating: 6/10

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