Snow Day Winter Ale | New Belgium Brewing

1,502 Ratings
Snow Day Winter AleSnow Day Winter Ale

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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

Appearance- pours with finger and a half of frothy head with great retention, deep dark brown color

Smell- toasted maltiness with light caramel notes

Taste- bold roasted, bitter but hidden well by the malts. Very little hop noticed

Mouthfeel- medium/big feel, lingers on the mid-tounge

Overall- lives up to it's name, this robust brew is meant for staying indoors when the snow is out

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured into a small glass and was surprised by the dark color. When held up to the light, it had a dark ruby red note to the blackness. The head was thin with creme color and light lacing. The aromas was nice and hoppy, not quite as hoppy as New Belgium's Hoptober ale but still strong. A nice subtle caramel malt note crept in behind the hops. The taste started off as citrus and pine from the hops and faded to the caramel of the roasted malt in the after taste. The feel was full of carbonation and tickled the palate. Overall this was a better balanced beer than Hoptober. The roasted wheat malt made more of a nice compliment to the hops. While the use of only three hops, versus five in Hoptober, didn't over whelm the malt. New Belgium did good on this beer.

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Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.72 out of 5 based on 1,502 ratings.
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