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RATINGS: 759   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
very, very, very crystal clear copper straw colored, small off white head speads around. floral spongy nose and more bittering hops on the palate then expected with small amt of warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Had never heard of this brew and was expecting a winter warmer, but was more of the Bitter variety. Not aptly seasonal, but a solid ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2005
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of Chistmas spices, florals, and mild citrus. Falvor of cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, and mild hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6784) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2005
On tap at Toronado. This light amber ale poured with a short off-white head, eliciting a strong hoppy aroma. The flavor was rather flat, with a slightly bitter herbal finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Yuck! New Belgium’s belgian style beers have overtaken all the others they brew! The flavors from those beers have crept into all of the other beers they make. If this is an ESB than it’s the most belgian jockstrappy one I’ve ever tasted. Yerch! Sour thin malts. No hops and a woddy bark-like crappiness that makes me want to wretch! Bad beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2005
reminded me of a very nicely balanced IPA.nice and piney finish to this creamy bodied brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Pours a nice medium amber with a creamy white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and a subtle scent of spice. Flavor has a spruce like taste mixed well with the malts and a good hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Tap. Pours clear copper, thin head. Aroma is fresh, lemony hops. Taste is more lemon, leafy hops with appropriate spiciness. Malts are subdued but noticeable, caramel, nutty, little butter. Pretty much hop dominated, but very well balanced IMHO. Nice winter seasonal for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Pours a med-lite amber with a lasting white head. Aroma is spiced, don’t know why they don’t list it as such. Palate is med-light butfilling. Flavors are med. sweet with a nice hopped character of pine and grass as well as some nice lite wintery spices. Finish is moderately dry and pleasantly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Sampled on draft, Patton Alley Pub, MO. Pours clear copper with sheets of lacing and a lasting, creamy white head. Aroma is dominated by spice and floral hops. Flavor is hoppy (pepper and a bit of pine, especially in the finish), hard candy and toasted bread. Full-bodied and smooth. Quite enjoyable.


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