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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
With three feet of powder closing the roads, a brewery is not a bad place to get snowed in. Given the unanticipated hall pass of a snow day, our brewers decided to experiment. Hmm…what about this dark caramel roasted Midnight Wheat braced with a serious load of Styrian Goldings, Centennial and Cascade hops? Shovel it in. What a deliciously unexpected way to spend a SNOW DAY!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep dark amber brown with a short off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine and citrus. Flavor was mellow with roasted malts, pine, citrus, chocolate and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle - Aroma - medium piney hop punch, chocolate graham crackers, very light roast notes Appearance - dark mahogany brown body, mostly clear with a 2-finger tan head, medium head retentio, light lacing Mouthfeel - medium carbonation, medium bodied Flavor - medium sweetness, notes of grapefruits and chocolate malts, nicely balanced Overall - after several recent misses from NB, this was very nice. Priced well and tasty. There are better black ales out there though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"more on the black side than the ipa side, if that makes any sense. like a robust porter or light stout with some pine and citrusy hops thrown in the mix. lots of roasted malt and a little chocolate, light-medium body, smooth. easy drinking nice new seasonal."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with khaki head. Spice, roasted malt, and a little hop grassiness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very nice winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
[Bottle] Very dark pour reminiscent of cola. Spicy hop aroma is herbal in nature. Also quite a bit of anise in the nose. Taste is similar, with spicy hops and dark roasted malt backbone. Piney bitterness rounds out the finish. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
Rated on 11-14-2011 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized fizzy beige head, dark brown transparent body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a generous amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel, roasted malt, pine and grapefruit hops. The taste is mildly bitter, caramel, roasted malt, pine hops, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is softly carbonated and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a nice hoppy aroma and flavor, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
From notes. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, bitter hops. Decent winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
My first experience with an American Black Ale. Enjoyed the mix of hoppy and roasty flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (409) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Well as I sit here enjoying a five day weekend courtesy of some unusually snowy weather in SC, I’m thinking back to how much I enjoyed this brew last winter and how I wish I had some now. From what I recall this was a deep brown almost black beer with some tan head, and a very enjoyable roasty and hoppy aroma. The taste was very bitter from a variety of strong hop flavors, but also allowed for the heavily roasted dark malt flavor to come through. Enjoyed the complexity and was refreshing for the winter season. Definitely was beyond my usual bitterness threshold, yet I really appreciated this brew, hope to find this one again sometime. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1463) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 New Belgium has proven to be decidedly eclectic in their creations. In fact, some of the resulting concoctions have defied categorization. Snow Day is one such beer. It baffles your palate. Is this a Black IPA with its roasted malts and big, bitter helping of hops? Is it a Black Ale with its light, low-carbonation body and midnight color? Or is it just another seasonal beer that can enjoy the catch-all title of Winter Warmer? Beats the shit out of me. But I don’t mind. Snow Day is a complex brew that is full of flavor and bite. Easily one of my favorite winter ales.

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