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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
I smell cherry prunes, fresh split wood, distant caramel. minimal off white head on reddish amber clarity. smooth & aromatic in the mouth. ctirus hops speak up among the fruit in the flavor department, dry among the sweet.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3763) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish dark amber color with a moderate tan head on there. I get a mix of bread and grass, with some boozy caramel notes in there. Taste is actually just a bit sweet up front, though with a crisp, slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mackRIS (32) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On nitro pours reddish brown. With great head and lacing from the nitro. Aroma is caramel, woody, vanilla, malt. Flavor is woody, alcohol, malt, caramel, toast, and a little harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewMstr (99) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Enjoyed at Snow Basin beer festival, unveiling of this winter ale. Slight aroma, dark amber color. Smokey mingled with spices and nutty, toffee, caramel notes. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
SOLID winter warmer. Malty and complex, the hearty aroma hits you right away. Roasted malts, hints of chocolate, bread, earth. Just enough hops to provide a little balance. Seemingly a beer that would lend itself very very well to barreling."

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (736) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12 oz bottle from a 10 Barrel variety pack, served in a tulip glass. A little early for a winter beer, but whatever. Pours hazy dark reddish caramel, with a medium thin lacy off-white cream colored head. Aroma is toffee and roasty caramel malt, just a bit of fragrant hops on the back. Taste is lightly sweet dark caramel malt, chewy thick roasted malt, light hop spice on the finish. Sweetness lingers throughout, but well-restrained along with the abv for a strong ale. None of the individual flavors jumps out to me, but I liked how this came together.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
This one poured a murky medium brown wtih a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, light alcohol, toast and dark fruits. Falvor was sweet caramel and toast and nuts. Ok, but nothnig special

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Roasty caramel/brown sugar malt aroma. Clear deep chestnut with a moderate beige head. Burnt sugar, black licorice, and bitter herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. I hate black licorice, so I realize this isn’t one of my most objective rates.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (1337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
A decent seasonal ale from 10 barrel super malty and heavy in flavor. Smells malty and pours a dark red brown in color. From my beer of the moth club. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleichter (31) - - APR 2, 2014
Strong winter ale with a very interesting flavor. Very nice malty aroma. I like the combo of the sweet toffee and slight hopiness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark copper brown with light off-white head. Aroma is very rich with dark fruits, malts, and whiskey. Taste is malty and a bit sweet up front but there is a bit of bitterness in the finish. Pretty good!


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