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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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1,397 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 34
Gots: 66 | 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:
Beer added by: NStLincoln on 10-14-2011

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a mug at cellar temperature.

L – Deep brown color with a 3-finger creamy, frothy cream-colored head. Really nice retention, but only some lacing.

S – Chocolate, toasted, and nutty malts as well as citrus and earthy hops. This really does have a grainy wheat aroma to it, too.

T – Chocolate and toasted malts with some bitter roasted barley characteristics, as well. Toward the finish, some earthy, pine, and subtly citrusy bitter hops come into play.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a smooth and crisp mouthfeel, and a slightly bitter finish.

O – This is a decent black ale. It’s pretty tasty but the flavors seem a bit weak (as in neither strongly malty or hoppy) and not very well-blended. The malty and the hoppy parts just seem sort of separated. Nevertheless, this is an easy drinker and a nice, different winter beer.

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3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks very dark, toasty amber highlights, creamy tan head. The 2-finger head has a a very appealing yeasty, bubbly, creamy look.

Tastes like double-dark roasted coffee. The initial taste is not a very strong one, but very oaty/nutty and toasted. The mouthfeel is VERY dry.

Our overall impression is that it's very pungent and overcooked.

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Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.