Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours out an impressive dark mahogany color with a tan head. There was something on the bottle about, midnight wheat malts. I have to say it looks pretty cool. Anyway, big bold hoppy smell, with a hint of sweet toasty malts. Also getting some big coriander like smells, I believe from some of the those hops. Almost a peppery, coriander-like smell, but not in a white ale sort of of way. It's weird. I have smelled it in other hoppy beers, is it the Goldings? Anyway, the taste is actually pretty toasty at first, some faint dark chocolate taste, followed up with a citric hop twang, and some of those spicey, coriander style hops. I mean, maybe it is their strain of yeast, they do call themselves New Belgium Brewing. The mouthfeel is fairly carbonated and not extremely smooth. I have had other beers I would put in the American Black Ale category but this one reminds me more of a dark, hoppy wheat beer. Overall a nice brew and I will try to grab another six pack this season.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2012 05:17:54 | More by Star80
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Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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