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2° Below Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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2° Below Winter Ale2° Below Winter Ale

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82
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1,157 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 24
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005

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Ratings: 1,157 | Reviews: 569
Photo of williahd
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Used to drinking this in my college town basement bar whenever it would drop into town.

Photo of Ik_hou_van_bier
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boblee
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This beer has got the flavors I love in a beer, it has the toastiness of fat tire and the hop flavor of an APA, I wish I could get it year around!

Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Titanium147
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Csikic93
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeithE
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maz
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aklude
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IPA1978
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber nice head, weird malt flavors like fat tire and dirty earthy hops.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of netshark
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz purchased at Whole Foods for about $1.40... enjoyed from my FW tulip. Listening to John Kelley High Desert Soundsystem.

CRYSTAL clear orange lite amber.... very nice color... decent head but goes away quickly.

Very distinctive nose, I swear I could pick it out of a lineup. Toasted grains are all over the place ... still hops are there, but are definately not of the American varieties... noble hops all the way here ... they just don't work well together.

Flavor is aromatic and toasted malt (Victory??) ... clean very vibrant noble hop balance. The malt flavor is like chewing on a small teaspoon of brewers biscuit malt... the hops really muddy it up. Edit: The taste is also very earthy, like a cigar humidor, sorta reminds me of a fresh hop brew... I just can't put my finger/palate on it.

Wow.... this is a back and forth review... I have, would and will buy this beer again here and there just because it is soooo freaking different ... and damnit, I want to figure it out.

3.5/3.5/3.5/3.25/3.25

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rjmorris
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HaydenP
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stumac
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Secret beer in my New Belgium 12 pack

Photo of GMan
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lavonnq
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacQ32
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2° Below Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.