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Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Snow Day Winter AleSnow Day Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,298 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1298
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%


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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pb9613

Michigan

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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