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Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Snow Day Winter AleSnow Day Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,358 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,358
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 28
Gots: 52 | 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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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-30-2013 19:35:41 | More by Theniz
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-12-2011 09:29:06 | More by savagepm
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

A: This poured a clear black cherry with fluffy light tan head.
S: It smelled like orange and lemon zest, with some grapefruit and herbal hops, and a little honey and rye bread.
T: It tasted like orange and grapefruit, with more grapefruit and a little honey and roasted barley. It had a clean and bitter grapefruit aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a nice hoppy beer with great grapefruit character in the scent and taste. The body was good too, and the alcohol wasn't noticeable, so it was easy to drink. Not a revolutionary brew, but it was fully enjoyable and a good change of pace from most holiday beers.

01-27-2012 20:15:59 | More by Pencible
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-30-2012 18:50:35 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Jvcshad


4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-22-2012 03:19:36 | More by Jvcshad
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Plastikdust

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-22-2013 21:25:20 | More by Plastikdust
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-13-2012 14:50:08 | More by cbyrd4088
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CSFerrier

Kansas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-22-2012 04:44:19 | More by CSFerrier
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Scotthuller

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-02-2012 12:09:33 | More by Scotthuller
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odement

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-22-2012 01:24:36 | More by odement
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J10Jordan

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-03-2013 18:05:04 | More by J10Jordan
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-24-2011 06:35:06 | More by BeerNoobNC
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industrialswill

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.6%

The description of this beer that is found on the label is right on the money.
This is a very good beer to brighten the cold, damp, dreary days where the sun just barely rises above the hill tops.
Dark brown, brown head.
Dark roasted malt and NW hop aroma.
Tastes exactly as you would exspect it would from the look and smell. This style is a nice change of pace from the more "spectacular" IPAs.

12-12-2011 01:07:22 | More by industrialswill
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-22-2013 16:39:19 | More by SkinniePost
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eulerthegrape

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-03-2013 20:47:34 | More by eulerthegrape
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rheff

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-17-2013 03:38:09 | More by rheff
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MildlyConnfused


4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-21-2012 20:32:49 | More by MildlyConnfused
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-06-2011 04:41:31 | More by swooshjtb
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ponbon63

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-22-2011 21:41:05 | More by ponbon63
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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-17-2011 00:31:13 | More by mcphish22
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Tallon05

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-08-2012 20:40:39 | More by Tallon05
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +9.9%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I have had this beer a few times and really enjoyed it, but never gave it a review. Pours a ruby-tinted dark brownish black with good clarity. Small sheet of lace atop. The nose is full of fruity aromatics and freshly-ground up hops. Zing! That'll do. Fresh, potent, if not sinus-clearing.

Good clean feel with ample carbonation. Easy to sip, easier to gulp. The hoppy quality carries over to the flavor, but it doesn't take over as a nice dry graham cracker sweetness forces its way through. Bitterness isn't cutting at all, as the singe left on the palate, fleets away quickly, ready to be bombarded again.

A good beer. I wasn't even sure of what this style was, but that's okay. I approached this one with no misconceptions or prejudices. I'd gladly have this again.

01-11-2013 20:22:17 | More by Onenote81
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.01/5  rDev +9.9%

Dark brown, creamy khaki head - beautiful looking beer. Big hop-derived spiciness on the nose transitioning to a more malt-centric body. Roasted nuts, cola, carob, toffee, weak diner coffee, sourdough. Hop bitterness is balanced evenly. Pithy citrus with a punch of earthy spice describes the hop flavor. A nice beer to throw back on a late winter afternoon (with snow in the forecast). I was expecting something more akin to a Black IPA/CDA, instead this is more like a well-hopped American Brown.

02-24-2013 23:06:50 | More by bump8628
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tvv375ia

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-deep garnet to almost black with a 2 finger head that faded to a nice cap leaving lots of lacing on its way down

S-whe I first poured it there were lots of hops present but those faded leaving some dark chocolate cocoa hints

T-a little bit of hops but more of the chocolate come throught here and then the hops present themselves on the finish again

M-medium body with decent carbonation

O-nice flavors come through with a smell that changes over time leading to a little complexity in this that I didn't expect

01-04-2012 22:50:58 | More by tvv375ia
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Misfit138

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Very impressive very dark brown with a frothy tan head that left lacing

S- Sweet caramel malts with hints of roastiness

T- Smoky sweet caramel malts that gives into a grapefruit finish

M- Medium bodied with smooth carbonation

O- Certainly a beer I enjoy. The finish was something I didn't expect but this was a welcome surprise.

01-18-2012 03:07:07 | More by Misfit138
Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,358 ratings.