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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

1,359 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,359
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 28
Gots: 53 | 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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PossumMunsen31

Wisconsin

2.15/5  rDev -41.1%

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.

12-21-2011 20:56:20 | More by PossumMunsen31
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Elicoleman

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

08-28-2014 19:23:11 | More by Elicoleman
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

06-18-2012 19:14:27 | More by carteravebrew
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siddhartha

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

05-31-2012 01:09:51 | More by siddhartha
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RHB33

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

06-17-2014 21:58:49 | More by RHB33
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

11-25-2012 03:08:46 | More by andrewkgray91
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OverToad

Texas

2.33/5  rDev -36.2%

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.

11-19-2011 19:14:22 | More by OverToad
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scratch69

Missouri

2.4/5  rDev -34.2%

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.

11-15-2011 19:54:44 | More by scratch69
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

12-05-2013 20:21:40 | More by Mugenlude
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beerbrains

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

07-08-2012 04:48:42 | More by beerbrains
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rhino54

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-11-2012 05:24:17 | More by rhino54
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BeerCigar

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

02-05-2012 18:59:48 | More by BeerCigar
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

11-25-2012 05:45:24 | More by yankinwis
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mdp05

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

07-18-2013 04:36:22 | More by mdp05
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Goforth


2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

06-27-2012 02:28:50 | More by Goforth
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harrylee773

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

12-24-2011 02:58:21 | More by harrylee773
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simonmoyse

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

09-02-2012 22:07:44 | More by simonmoyse
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JustOneMorePlz

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

04-11-2013 03:57:56 | More by JustOneMorePlz
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olliegaff

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

09-13-2013 21:43:30 | More by olliegaff
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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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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

03-02-2012 06:51:55 | More by Zachtheporter
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schnay90

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-18-2012 16:15:21 | More by schnay90
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LambicKing

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

08-10-2013 22:58:59 | More by LambicKing
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Thullin187

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

12-20-2012 11:27:45 | More by Thullin187
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HoppedUp13

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-18-2012 08:13:56 | More by HoppedUp13
Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,359 ratings.