Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4.45/5 rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Very dark blackish brown with a tint of amber orange at the bottom of the glass. Lots of rising bubbles and a huge six finger off white foam head with good retention. Lots of lacing around the glass.
Smell: Very hoppy upfront. A good aroma of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit and orange. Lots of pine resin. Also a very noticeable presence of dark roasted malts with some caramel and toffee. Pretty much what you expect from a black ale.
Taste: Like the nose leads, big hoppy kick up front with lots of citrus grapefruit and orange with a good amount of pine resin throughout. Midway comes the dark roasted malts providing a taste of burnt toast with hints of chocolate, coffee, and nuts.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Feels somewhat prickly and creamy. Finishes dry.
Overall: A very solid black ale. Hops are vibrant and the dark malts provide some nice toasty flavor.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2011 05:45:20 | More by MattyG85
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Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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