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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Pull on your wool socks and crack open a 2° Below Ale. This tasty winter warmer started life as a small batch beer brewed for the Al Johnson Uphill Downhill – a telemark ski race in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Uphill Downhill celebrates the exploits of Al Johnson, letter carrier extraordinaire, who delivered mail by ski in the late 1800’s. Dry hopping during fermentation creates a floral nose with a hint of pepper and spicy, subtle undertones. 2° Below provides a bright, hoppy palate and a cheery warm afterglow.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3085) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear dark golden color with a moderate white head on it. Nose actually has some grains in there and just a hint of pepper, but not much else for me. Taste is quite malty to me, slightly toasty and somewhat earthy. Almost just a bit of toffee, too. Not a bad drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Well balanced ESB. Toasty malts with a decent amount of floral, citrusy hops. Brown appearance.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. This is an ok brew but I don’t get the ESB feel from it. Good all the same.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
This is one of my favorite winter brews. On draft, it is spicy, and peppery, with a nice combination of sweet and hop at the end. I would drink this year round and anxiously await its winter arrival.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leo2x4us (64) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Light straw appearance with minimal head. Light beer with little bitterness. Taste like lemon with grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - A solid 2 finger off-white head rests on top of a brilliant amber hued body. Thick vertical strips of lacing. S - Huge cracker based malt, sesame seeds, pine nuts, toasted white bread, almonds, and berry fruit. T - Excellent cracker malt, with notes of toffee, Granny smith apple peels, butterscotch, and caramel. A slight tang of citrus plays with carbonation to add a zesty bite. Citrus blends with hints of pine to add a freshness. Some nuttiness pokes it’s head in. Finishes with a sweet caramel sweetness but has a spicy back to balance everything out. M - Medium body, perfect carbonation for the style. The malt is super complex with variations of breads, cracker, and simple caramel to make this beer a standout. The hops play their role but don’t get in the way of the excellent malts. This is a must try if you like ESB’s!...or any beer. I can’t say enough about the malt profile. Serving type: bottle 01-14-2011

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Orange-ish amber with a tall, frothy tan head. Aroma is spiced cola/caramel. Taste is fruit, pepper, and a nice floral bitter. Soft, tingly mouthfeel. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Great appearance and excellent name. I’m starting to think that rate beer should get rid of one of the useless categories.. Aroma? And replace it with name. Spicy smell. Typical mellow new belgian taste. How do they do it? I like this. Not too random. Pretty delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Dark mahogony.frothy off white contrasting head.Lacing froth. Very clear beautiful mahogony. Very hoppy nose clean fresh strong pungent herbal maybe some onion/garlic funk. Taste is very full bodied smooth creamy with chocolate,mild coffee roast,hoppy herbal but pungent and alot of what I like in hop aroma/flavor. I havent really enjoyed a beer this well in a while,it just has something about it,like alot of their beers that taste great, I really like this one.They did something right here. Very ,very tastey. Wow.Leaves a crapload of thick lacing.Awesome,way to go! Not what I was expecting alough alot of New Belgium beers are fantastic. I love Ranger some people hate it,every time I get it its pure fresh bliss. So, as is..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bs476 (80) - - NOV 27, 2012
Cigar box, mild smoke. Not too bitter. Coke-brown color. Enjoyable but would probably pass up for either a hoppy amber or a smokey stout.


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