Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This delicately balanced Strong Ale starts with dark copper color mixed with slight reddish hues and a light tan head. Big malty aroma with a Munich character give way to a slight caramel & toffee mixed with spicy noble hop aroma, all wrapped together with a medium-bodied mouth feel. German malt flavor profile with slight roasty notes give Pray for Snow a subtle toffee sweetness balanced with spicy hop bitterness and slight alcohol warming. Served appropriately in a classic snifter.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2013
COD grading - Dale. Bottle from Safeway Redmond Oregon. Foamy pour, deep red. Carmel, with plenty of hops. a little thick. pretty good for a winter beer... I’d take it over a jubal ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2016
Poured up on tap at AZ Strong Beer Fest 2016 where it exhibits a deep brown to amber colored body that supports a tan head of foam that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up kind of nutty, kind of a roasty malt bit and then kind of a vague slightly pine like hoppiness leading to a spicy black strap molasses note at the end of the draw. The taste delivers malt roastiness, a nutty sensation and then getting into spicy to almost pine like hops. It ends with a lingering dry roasted nuttiness. As it warms the spicy to pine hops and nuttiness grow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle poured a hazy brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of toffes, tobacco, cocoa and sdpice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, cocoa and spice with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (7166) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle from City Beer. Brownish with a small head. Sweet with malt, caramel and light fruit. Medium mouthfeel. An ok one although nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3476) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
@ best western americania 16-3-4: rätt enkel med söta toner av malt och socker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kespecial (201) - - FEB 29, 2016
Pours a reddish brown, foamy tan head. Nose is subdued for the abv: caramel, cocoa, toffee. Taste is quite bitter, both from hops and malt roast. Pleasant warming booze, more toffee. Nicely not sweet, but a little burnt tasting. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2016
12 oz single, bottled nearly 5 months ago, purchased at the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Deep, dark brown appearance with a fluffy, lingering tan head and patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel malt, toffee, roasted grain and light spices. Similar flavor, with more spices and a mild hop bitterness. Medium plus body with smooth, creamy feel and a bittersweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3984) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2016
22oz in Seattle. Thick caramel-toffee brown. Creamy head. Caramel amber. Good bittering, bitter chocolate. Dry finish, a touch astringent. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2514) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
a somewhat malty brew with some caramel and a bit of spice. tingly licorice in the malt and a touch of roastred cocoa. alcohol feels like a question. moderate to light in body it is refreshing and quenching for a winter brew. still some substance and nice looking brew dark with light mocha head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3729) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Cloudy brown,thick tan head.Medium bodied lightly sweet malt start. Mellow but vague mid Some light hops and alcohol in finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1201) - - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with with spicy hop, toffee and some roasty notes. Pours dark copper colored with a thin tan head with poor retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet toffee and caramel flavors with a bit of roast. Finishes quite dry with spicy hop bitterness that lingers on the palate with the roast and a bit of booze. Pretty good, but the finish wasn't overly desirable.

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