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2° Below Winter Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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2° Below Winter Ale2° Below Winter Ale
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1,223 Ratings
2° Below Winter Ale2° Below Winter Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#35,079
Reviews:
573
Ratings:
1,223
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker. Bright, new copper penny in color; clear with a slight, quickly receding white head.

My initial thought after smelling the strong piney aromas, was this is going to be a hop bomb.

There is noticeable hop bitterness but it is overtaken by caramel sweetness and an odd sour aftertaste. It is a unique flavor, but not always pleasant. As the ale warms. the flavors come into balance.

Somewhat thin mouthfeel for an ESB style with moderate carbonation. It is somewhat abrasive on the tongue with that faint sour aftertaste.

This is worth trying as a seasonal. It would not make my regular rotation. It drinks easily for 6.6 ABV.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got 2 bottles of 2 Below - 1 from whoneeds8, Thanks Maston! and 1 from thethrone, Thanks Adam!

12oz bottle served in a chalice.

L - clear orange color with a off-white head that thinned out leaving some lacing.

S - sweet malt with a hint of floral hop.

T - sweet taste upfront with a tea leaf-like floral hop bitterness bringing up the rear, dry finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation feel.

D - fairly easy to drink.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An excellent bitter. Perfect for the winter with solid malt bill

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2° Below Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,223 ratings
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