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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

1,348 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,348
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 29
Gots: 50 | 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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Ratings: 1,348 | Reviews: 363 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rohkey

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-30-2013 16:16:37 | More by Rohkey
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2013 03:04:12 | More by jsanford
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Roger85

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-30-2013 00:30:26 | More by Roger85
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richeddi

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

01-29-2013 18:05:28 | More by richeddi
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle -

A: Dark brown with a good amount of head and lacing.

S: Roast, citrus, coffee, orange, resin, herbal, smooth malt, hint of wheat, hint of char.

T: Herbal, roast, char, citrus, orange again, resiny, with a hint of dark chocolate and caramel. Touch of spice as well to boot.

MF: Creamy body, with a medium (but lighter) mouthfeel and adequate carbonation.

O: Pleasant and a good shot at a hoppy winter brown/black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 17:07:31 | More by Scotchboy
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pjs234

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2013 14:35:01 | More by pjs234
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philmore213


4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has somewhat of a burnt taste to begin, but after a few more sips the flavour does set it i get the pine taste a hint of bitter, do not taste any cocoa flavor. Nice head, poured into tall glass traps a lot of smell in and makes taste stand out. Very easy to drink, was not used to the taste to start, but does grow on you very well.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 05:40:06 | More by philmore213
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2013 01:53:36 | More by Yesdog
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-26-2013 03:28:52 | More by cliff1066
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-26-2013 02:48:29 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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Tracker83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-25-2013 22:25:13 | More by Tracker83
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vkv822

Oregon

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz : tulip
Best Before March 10, 2013

Near black body with deep red highlights when held to light. Thick, creamy, craggy off white head with good retention.

Citric and piney hops transition to caramel malt notes.

Citric and pine hops again, with a really pleasant malty, cocoa backing. Very smooth transition in flavors.

Medium body, low foamy carbonation.

A very well done ABA. While there are definitely more bold, flavorful examples of the style, this has a complex, really enjoyable flavor profile while still being easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 09:06:21 | More by vkv822
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Smextongo

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-25-2013 03:57:48 | More by Smextongo
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Jayschool

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-24-2013 23:26:11 | More by Jayschool
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optimator705

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-24-2013 22:35:30 | More by optimator705
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jonbeer89

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2013 04:05:57 | More by jonbeer89
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TimMack

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2013 23:51:49 | More by TimMack
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-23-2013 18:01:55 | More by JakeDebus
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-22-2013 00:17:21 | More by DeekNayvuz
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Jameswoody

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-21-2013 23:11:40 | More by Jameswoody
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fivetime

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-21-2013 19:45:30 | More by fivetime
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leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-21-2013 18:48:14 | More by leedorham
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-20-2013 02:13:35 | More by LooseMoose1978
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DrewsBrews450

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Frist love the picture on the bottle, it just sets up wat the beer is all about. The beer is black/dark brown with ruby light through the bottem and a nice foam white maybe off white head. The smell is of hops and coco maybe fruit of some kind, smells really good. The taste is even better u get the hops for sure but not crazy u get a little roasted choclate really kind of simple but the beer just taste so good. The mouthfeel is maybe the only weak point of the beer it has a thin body with a medium body on the swallow, but im not gonna fault this beer at all for a small thing to me like mouthfeel. Overall all this beer is great I would deff say try this if u like hops but like somthing a little darker for the winter. Every beer i have had from there winter folly pack has been awsome go get one.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 00:28:27 | More by DrewsBrews450
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GRR

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-18-2013 18:51:53 | More by GRR
Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,348 ratings.