2° Below Winter Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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2° Below Winter Ale2° Below Winter Ale
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3.64/5
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2° Below Winter Ale2° Below Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,375
Reviews:
574
Ratings:
1,224
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
121
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,224 |  Reviews: 574
Photo of akolb
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrchip
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear, light copper with uniform off-white head of medium retention and decent lacing. Smells like dough in the bottle, bread, caramel, almost raisiny in the glass, no hops to speak of. Aromas are a little too estery. Palate has a caramel, bran-like backbone. Goes well with the apricot fruitiness throughout. Hops are herbal, leafy to almost rindy. Slightly soapy aftertaste, peppercorn on the breath. Medium in body. Effervescent, still fairly crisp. Paired well with some red-wine salami and two gourmet white cheeses (Pierre Robert Triple Creme and Tellagio).

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Photo of Muny
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dankabier1
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RickyBell
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Determined_021
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbuijs
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorreg
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Used to drinking this in my college town basement bar whenever it would drop into town.

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Photo of Ik_hou_van_bier
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boblemo
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This beer has got the flavors I love in a beer, it has the toastiness of fat tire and the hop flavor of an APA, I wish I could get it year around!

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2° Below Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,224 ratings