2° Below Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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2.3/5 rDev -36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1
Bought a 12pk of this. I should've known better.
A: Exceptional. Very nice brilliant copper with a good foamy head. I was excited.
S: Well, it smells biscuity (go figure). There's something in the background lurking that's bothering me.
T: And there it is. Sweet corn. I'm not kidding, and it's awful. I read another review that mentioned a taste that felt like it came from adjunct grains, and I got that impression exactly (before reading the review, of course). I really wish this was as bitter as some have found it...I'll take too bitter over this any day.
M: Well, pretty good, but why would I really care at this point?
D: Since I bought a 12pk...ah screw it, it isn't drinkable, but I'll drink it anyway.
I gave it another shot (actually, this is it's other shot) while warmer, and, well, the sweet corn taste finally gives way to some bitterness, but I can still pick up a faint whiff of the aroma, and I know it's there in the taste, and it's distracting to me. Definitely don't drink this below cellar temp, but if you do, I would drink it close to freezing (as it suggests on the label...shoulda known).
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2009 13:32:07 | More by therealnod
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