2° Below Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.39/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Very light and see through that pours with lots and lots of carbination.
Smell - oaty and straw smell to this guy. some biscuit flavors as well
Taste - for the style the bitterness comes through with an oat and malty backbone.
Mouthfeel - leaves a nice bitter flavor on the tongue for sure.
Overall - i love that NB is bringing back their seasonals and this beer had a special place for me before every winter. Not a horrible beer, but there are lots of better winter beers.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 22:47:25 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for Folly variety 12-pack (w/ VONS card)
Purchased: Dec. 30, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 30, 2013
Misc.: Best before March 16, 2014
Poured a honey pale clear color with five fingers of frothy khaki white head. I had to stop my pour with the head almost pouring over. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Tons of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Great retention on the way top that stayed all the way down.
Smelled cherries, raspberries, faint Juniper berries, caramel, toffee and nutty malts.
Tasted nutty malts, vegetables, herb hops, Juniper berries and toffee. Lingering taste was bitter onions or radishes.
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
This beer was all over the place. I originally dug it, but it became too much like a toned-down Rampant Imperial Ale. I settled on a 3.75 overall rating, but it probably should have been a 3.50.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2013 05:29:34 | More by BucannonXC5
2° Below Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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