Snow Day Winter Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Snow Day Winter AleSnow Day Winter Ale
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3.66/5
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Snow Day Winter AleSnow Day Winter Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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.

Added by NStLincoln on 10-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,172
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
1,503
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
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43
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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adam36
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/foamy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brewlover517
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Determined_021
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boomersooner656
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark pour with a little citrus, floral & fruit aroma. Very good initial hoppy bite and overall balanced hop proflie thats hard to describe exactly. Really is good for a snow day but I could see myself drinking this in almost any season, good beer and great brewery.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite being May, it was 39 in Chicago; so it was good I saved this Winter Ale past its "Best Buy" date.
As tasted before, I think this is a good take on the style... all around subtle.
It is very dark with good head retention and some sticky lace.
Aroma gives me mostly fruits and malts; seems like a good yeast strain from New Belgium.
Taste is balanced with modest hops (despite the label saying they piled them in.)
And the carbonation is relatively low, which suits me.
Overall, I like these guys. Their beers make small innovations on the style and they give their employees a cut in one of the largest and most successful craft brewers.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JulianBaughman
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Dark brown with finger tan head, fades slowly with coating lace. Citrus aroma with roasty malt. Similar taste with roasted chocolate and some char, plenty of hops, citrusy n floral in the finish. Thin smooth mouthfeel. Overall good brew.

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Photo of MichMike
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FitgerFanatic
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown, lots of clarity despite how dark it is, 1/2" white to off white head. Aroma was of dark malts, sweetness more than roast.

Hops are there, brown and chocolate malts, slight sweetness, thicker than most winter warmers, this had the edge in viscosity. Chewy. Bitter. This was like an imperial fat tire.

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Photo of godawgs
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sir-Buddly-Longfellow
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenNebulous
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,503 ratings