JPDurden24 (1455) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with some definite floral notes and some nice spice character. A nice winter brew.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-amber pour, minimal head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Bitter, dry. Flavors of caramel and spice.
NeoHippie2 (742) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Concealer (567) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This WAS a great beer. New Belgium announced they have discontinued making this beer. it was replaced by Snow Day.
sloth (2380) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
deekyn (977) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours deep amber/copper color with high off white head that lingers. Some lacing.
S - aromas of bready yeasts, subtle caramel malts, and some spices, nutmeg? and cloves. Quite notes of floral and spicy hops.
M - medium body with lightly creamy feel.
T - a well balanced ESB, nice subtle bready sweet malts on the nose, with subtle floral hops on the palate. Light citrus notes as well. Subtle caramel malts with hints of fruits as well plums?
O - overall a good offering from NB, better than most of their standards.