Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.13/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from their 12oz bottle...
Appearance - Poured 2 fingers of light tan head, body is a deep translucent garnet when held to the light, otherwise looks nearly brown mahogany in a glass, keeps nearly a finger of cap throughout the session, nice foamy lacing left at the end of the session.
Smell - Slight grapefruit and pine, roasted malt, light coffee and toffee
Taste - combined flavors of roasted malts, grapefruit rind, light burnt toffee, slight floral hops, touch of anise, finishes bitter grapefruit rind and pith, touch of pine, black licorice, and maybe a coffee ground or two.
Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium, pretty thin actually, carb is higher side of medium with lots of edges, almost feels sharp at the back of the tongue - and this somewhat affects/detracts from its drinkability.
Overall - There are some good flavors here, but at times the combination almost gives a cough syrup kind of flavor, including the slight alcohol warmth - sorta nyquil-ish. I like alot of the flavors I've mentioned above but here they don't seem to mesh all that well. Try this one for yourself, it's just not my cup of tea...er uh glass of beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2013 04:40:59 | More by blackcompg
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