Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)
New Belgium Brewing Company

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 14.13%
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
349
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
82
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)
Notes: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream beer. This winter, dip into the fridge—not just the freezer—to find a dozen ways to sate your sweet tooth. Our newest collaboration with Ben & Jerry’s brings together two different types of pint-makers for one common goal: to fill your glass with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale.

To craft this confection, we dove into our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes for inspiration, and then whipped hefty doses of chocolate, brown sugar and vanilla into a dough-hued blonde ale base. The result is a full-bodied beer that seduces with a perfect balance of vanilla and chocolate, and finishes with just the right amount of sweetness. Put down the spoon, pick up a pint.

In celebration of this year's collaboration, New Belgium and Ben & Jerry's -- both B-Corps -- are once again joining forces with Protect Our Winters (POW) to create tangible ways to fight climate change just as they did a year ago.

Calling this campaign “100 Days to Change Our Ways," the three socially minded organizations want the new Administration to make climate change a priority during its first 100 days. To rally support, events will be held in 12 cities across the country with letter-writing stations, POW athletes speaking out about the dangers of climate change, raffles, and of course beer and ice cream.

12 IBU
Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 349 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Ferretferret:
Photo of Ferretferret
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

After the debacle that was the Pinnacle cookie dough vodka, I admit trepidation and excitement intermingled for this one. But, it really does taste like cookie dough! I took away some of the "feel" points because the brain really does rebel against the texture of this one, but... It's super sweet, silky smooth, and tastes like a cookie! You'll get what you pay for. I'd recommend getting one or two in a build-a-six pack, though. A six-pack would be a little hard to do.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soft, frothy white head. A sweet, doughy aroma. Clear, gold color. Starts with a chocolate-like front; not sweet (like I was expecting), slightly bitter. Then, a pleasant maltiness comes through, right before the chocolate notes come back. The finish is chocolate on top of biscuity malt sweetness.

This is 1,000 times less horrid than I was expecting; it's actually pretty decent. I was prepared for a sweet, over-the-top brew, but this is really pretty good - imagine a chocolate stout that used a pale malt instead.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fun.
OK.... bunches of fun... in a glass.
And it's for a good cause... to boot.
But, is this good beer ?
Probably not, but drinking "good" is not everything. Drinking interesting adds, well, interest.

The first interesting thing is a question: why a blonde?
Chocolate chips are not blonde nor are blondes sweet (unless they get their way.)
But, blond works. I actually don't think that Cookie Dough gets cloying as more than a few reviews claim. Being of blond malts actually helps cut through the sweet additions (or at least that is my theory.)

The second and even more important question is: can a beer stop global warming?
(I think we know that answer to that.)

So, what is our resolve ?
At least have fun.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Straw with a short head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Brown sugar, peanut, plantain, and yes, cookie dough.

Taste
Yeah, cookie dough. Brown sugar, nougat, and caramel. Nutty with milk chocolate chips, Surprising.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, sticky, and moderately sweet.

Overall
A golden Brown Ale sporting the flavors of cookie dough. Pretty spot on.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.7/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted at O'Toole's on December 3, 2016.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drbenderdo
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GOBLIN
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
4.77/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Intriguing to say the least, and honestly wasn't as bad or gimmicky as expected. The feel is a bit slimy for my taste, and the smell feature a sweet breadiness that feels incomplete. However the main goal, the taste, actually tastes like cookie dough and chocolate and isn't gross. So that is remarkable in a blond ale especially. Fun but no need to seek out

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Photo of TTripp725
4.48/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjb27
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scotty_Karate
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ClePaul
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satsuma
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a nice light golden color with a finger of white bubbly head. It recedes quickly but covers the rim most of the way.

S: Chocolate chip cookie dough.

T: Follows nose.

F: Light bodied, medium carbonation.

O: It is what it says it is. But just like chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, I like it in small doses. Still, not bad.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwkash
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 349 ratings