I wasn’t a fan of New Belgium’s “Fat Tire”… yes, I know I’ll get yelled at for that – but it just tasted a little “funky” to me. Honestly, I think most people in VA only loved it because we couldn’t get it here. This Snow Day, however, is a yummy treat!
I don’t give up on a brewery, just because I don’t like one or two of their brews – so I picked up New Belgium Brewery’s Winter Ale. I was expecting this beer to taste like most Winter Seasonal Ales, lots of spice and hints of coffee and chocolate. Snow Day, is certainly warm and inviting, but it’s not as sweet and spicy as I thought it would be. This rich brew tastes of bitter chocolate and a little more hop taste than most Winter beers. All in all, I really like it! It’s nice and bold and a little chocolaty!
November 20th, 2011 at 4:55 pm
I have this sitting in my fridge and I’m very excited. New Belgium hasn’t let me down yet (that’s me judging you for not liking Fat Tire) so I’m glad to hear others are enjoying it.
And fair warning, this will be showing up in a movie pairing in the near future. I promise I’m not stealing…sort of.
November 20th, 2011 at 7:26 pm
Fat Tire is big here too and it’s alright, but not one of my favorites. Will have to keep an eye out for this.
November 25th, 2011 at 2:37 pm
I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t like Fat Tire (I rather hate it, actually), but Snow Day was really good! New Belgium’s 1554 and Triple are really good, too. Fat Tire is an abberation in an otherwise really good lineup.
November 28th, 2011 at 9:36 pm
Kim – I totally agree … I really enjoy the Triple as well!
December 1st, 2011 at 2:20 am
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