2° Below Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
ESB? Wha...? Anyways, I rarely look at the style listing on here anymore.
12 oz. bottle poured into my Unibroue goblet.
A: Stunningly beautiful. A bright copper that has zero cloudiness or haze: translucent if not transparent. Lots of big bubbles rise to a thin white lacing. This is just a gorgeous beer to look at.
S: New Belgium-y to be sure. Malt-forward, with some hard-to-pinpoint spice notes rolling about -- cinnamon? Cassia?
T: Basic, malty, yummy, good, but not outstanding. Malts still predominate, with some of that Fat Tire burnt/roasted note. Subtle but enjoyable hop bitterness rounds it out.
M: Fizzy, scrubbing-bubbles. Slight sweet note lingers.
O: Not my favorite from NB but it's harmless and enjoyable, especially if you're a fan of malt-forward or Scots styles (I still don't get the ESB labeling). Try this one with roasted almonds or maybe good Mexican food.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2009 23:33:17 | More by drperm
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2° Below Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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