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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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1,396 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,396
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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Photo of PossumMunsen31
2.1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very bizarre first smell. Can't really even describe it. Under a half=inch head. Hard to distinguish which hop actually smells/tastes okay. Very strange mixture. It does taste better than it originally smells I will give it that. Otherwise, happy I purchased this with a mixer pack and will not get any more.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.35/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I really like New Belgium and love Fat Tire, Somersault and even liked 2 below. Can't wait to even try Dig.

I knew when I poured it in the glass with it being pitch black it was not for me but I had high hops.

This is in now way a Winter Warmer. It's way too hoppy and I like hoppy beers. Big disappointment by all aspects for me. I have the remaining 5 beers I can't drink.

Photo of scratch69
2.44/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Very dark almost black with a fingers worth of lingering head. Nice amount of lacing.

Smell- Strong aroma of piney hops.

Taste- Bitter hops which overpower any other flavors that might be present.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, medium bodied, and a slightly dry finish.

Overall- This is not what I expect from a winter ale, the hop presence is overpowering. I did not enjoy this beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,396 ratings.