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Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,335 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,335
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 26
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pleasantly hoppy, Snow Day carries the subtle chocolate and caramel flavors of a new brewing malt known as Midnight Wheat. The Styrian Golding, Centennial and Cascade hops bring the backbone of hoppy bitterness to complement the roasty undertones. This beer is the deep garnet of a roasted walnut and presents a creamy tan head, floating artfully atop. Snow Day is bold and hoppy, drinkable and strong.

(Beer added by: NStLincoln on 10-14-2011)
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Star80

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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
83 out of 100 based on 1,335 ratings.