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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdnorthrop1 (9) - - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
This was my favorite seasonal from NB. It seemed to be a perfect mix of an IPA and a winter ale, love this beer. Wish they would bring this beer Back!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Copper color with some definite floral notes and some nice spice character. A nice winter brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Golden-amber pour, minimal head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Bitter, dry. Flavors of caramel and spice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (788) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2012
This is an interesting take on a winter seasonal. Typically you associate winter with rich porters and dark lagers but here comes this hoppy brew. It’s pretty good too. I typically drink hoppy brews more often in the spring and summer but this is nice change of pace in the winter months. A solid brew and well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (644) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
A nice winter ale. It is a bit more bitter than I like in my beers and I liked last year’s Snow Day better but tasty none-the-less.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2012
I bought a 6-pack of this brew from Shop ’n Save. Poured beer into a Pint glass and the rest is history. Appearance: Orangish look, with small amount of head. Disappeared quickly Smell: A ton of spice and hops and has a Fruit (orange) background Taste: Has a spicy taste with mild hops. Could enjoy this beer in a Ski Lodge or by the fire with some appetizers. Great! Mouthfeel: A medium bodied beer with a long finish Drinkability: Enjoyed this 6-pack with a friend, won’t be going to buy for a very long time but am always a fan of New Belgium and all they have to brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Nice malt and hint of bread make this brew a favorite. Perfect for chilly days. Just enough hop action to keep me interested. I liked that this brew wasnt watery thin also. A must have for me every cool season.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
The beer pours a solid copper color with a finger of white head that falls to a full coat over top. The clarity on this is fantastic and there are large bubbles forming at the bottom of my glass and cascading up to the top. The aroma is very earthy, with a strong toasted German malt character along with some biscuit-like qualities. Overall, this one is not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
This WAS a great beer. New Belgium announced they have discontinued making this beer. it was replaced by Snow Day.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Small offwhite head with fair retention.Dark amber in color. Seriously faint nose of malt and maybe some spices. Light bodied, lifeless, nobody home. Little caramel maltyness, dry, boring. Quick, bland finish. Bottle shared by my good friend Rick.


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