Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4.35/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance – This beer pours a reddish black color with a dark tan head. The head retention is amazing throughout the drinking experience.
Smell – The beer has a heavy malt smell with the caramel and dark roast coming through. There is a hint of citrus and pine from the hops.
Taste – This beer has the distinctive New Belgium taste that is awesome. The malts really come through with the hops as a high note.
Mouthfeel – A dry beer with a medium body. Carbonation is excellent. Even though it has a higher than average alcohol content, there is no burn.
Overall – A solid beer. The dark coloring fools you into thinking about the normal chocolate/coffee note normally associated with a beer this dark. Due to the midnight wheat, these flavors are down played while the caramel notes come through. The hops are present but not overpowering. This is defiantly not a dark IPA which is a good thing.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2012 01:54:45 | More by pb9613
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Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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