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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (593) - , Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2013
6’er picked up tonight at the COOP. Tannish head sticks around for not too long.. the brew is a pretty standard deep amber. Nose shows sorta expected PNW Winter Ale notes... but done pretty well. Toasty nose and some caramel... piney and citrus hoppiness battle with the medium malt profile. Interesting piney hoppiness comes out front and quickly melts into the malts... caramel and light toffee... citrus zest hoppiness comes in on the finish.. lingers and melts with the malts... everything is surprisingly balanced.. nothing outweighs anything else... Medium boned, but seemingly high ABV for a winter warmer... A nice sipper, but the hops make me want another sip... and another. Well done across the board.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (1862) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Brewfest. Brown with off white head and lace. Toasted caramel aroma with some woody spicy hops. Toasted caramel nuts and fruit sweetness with woody bitterness and lingering sticky sweetness. Medium full body. I still think seasonals should be special. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared at the Big Ass holiday tasting
Cloudy dark golden with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma and flavors of toasted malts, woody and smoky
Good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Starts off nice, but not very well balanced. Pours an absolutely beautiful ruby red with a thick tan head. Smells of fruit, vanilla, caramel, hops and pine. Taste starts with a bit of fruit and pine, but then is suddenly overwhelmed with a heavy bitterness that sticks around long after the sip. Would prefer a more balanced finish. Had in the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkyCrow (47) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Strong dark ale. A little bitter but mostly malty. A good strong ale for the winter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - 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 (35) - 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 (103) - 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 (6090) - 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 (761) - 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 (4710) - 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


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