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It’s starting to feel more and more like winter, which means the return of beloved cold-weather favorites from New Belgium Brewing. Their Accumulation White IPA and 2° Below Winter Ale can be found on shelves now, with Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale. Here’s what our beer guy had to say about them:

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Accumulation 

White IPA – Seasonal Release

Visual

Light in color and body a real surprise if you are used to Traditional IPA’s

Nose

A bright citrus hop nose as you would expect with a dry hopped IPA.

Taste

A bigger bitter bite upfront but mellows as it lingers on the palate.

Finish

Crisp clean finish that makes this beer easy to enjoy.

Recommendation

Grab a pint if you can find it. But definitely worth a try for those looking to expand into different types of IPA’s

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2° Below

Winter Ale – Seasonal Release

Visual

Nice crisp golden brown in color

Nose

Hoppy green nose with Light citrus notes and a bit of spice at the end.

Taste

Sweeter malt overtones with toffee flavors that give way to some hoppy bitterness and floral tones

Finish

Long lingering smooth aftertaste of malt transitioning to hops.

Recommendation

Grab a pitcher. This is a great consistent Winter beer to enjoy with friends and family.

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Frambozen

Raspberry Brown Ale – Seasonal Release

Visual

Ruby red with light brown tones.

Nose

Fruity sweetness with notes of caramel and cereal malts.

Taste

Tart rasberries dominate the initial taste but some of the caramel taste comes through.

Finish

Dry crisp finish

Recommendation

While this beer may not be for everyone (it’s almost a dessert beer), it’s definitely worth a try.

 

 

To find any of the New Belgium Brews near you go to: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx

 

 

By Matthew Phillips

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