Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.33/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass, a dark brown with an amber tint. Light tan head that dissipates after a few sips. Pretty lacing left for an inch, none thereafter.
Smells of strong floral and citrusy hops with roasted and caramel malts present.
Caramel pushes through - a bit too much - with roasted, as well, making up an unbalanced malt backbone. Hop profile is bold and it works for me. A bit confused by the sweetness.
Mouthfeel is weak and thin, with a slight oily residue. Doesn't carry across the tongue well.
Not a fan of this. It seems like they were going for a sweet Black IPA, but the flavor and feel are a bit off. To a friend with a limited beer budget, I would suggest they pass this up.
Serving type: growler
11-14-2011 05:14:17 | More by quaybr
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Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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