Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.

stchloe's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stchloe (896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Definitiely one of the best for winter ales. Deep copper body with plenty of caramel malt notes, spicy hop profile adds the right amount of winterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2252) - USA - JUL 3, 2015
This is a robust, sweet ale. It is a little like a hearty brown ale crossed with a light stout. I tasted some tobacco, molasses, and a sharp, astringent finish. The aroma is sweet and chocolatey. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from QFC, Seattle
Nice dark amber color with red hue, clean, and with small compact head. Aroma and flavor are caramel based, the aroma is also a bit oxidized, there are enough residual sugars, and it ends with a strong component of roasted nuts; although in the final there is a bit of chicory-like bitterness.
Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8448) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle - Grains and some dark sugary malts. Clear copper with a small beige head. Nice malty nots. Some plum and a nice malty finish. Nothing particularly interesting, but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
pours hazy/cloudy light brown, orange tint, with a creamy reviving light beige cap, some retention and lacing. caramel spicy maltiness, peppery toffee, nutmeg and cinnamon, roasted berries, earth, dirt and pine; booze, bit of sweetness - burnt sugars, grass, clean yeast. light carbonation - weak bubbles, medium body - oily; assertive if not slightly harsh citrusy-spicy-piney finish. o-k.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (661) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours copper brown, off white head. aroma is spices, clove, floral hop, plum. Flavor is sweet dark fruits, spiced grain, earthy hop. Med body, med sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Nice winter ale. Caramel notes into bits of plum and a nice hop rush with roast towards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bookseeb (132) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Appearance is a dark brown copper color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving patchy lace. Smell of dark specialty malts, dark fruits with a light sweetness. Taste has a rich flavor of the dark fruits, strong malt backbone with a touch of hops to offset the sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and slick. A very nice strong ale thats an easy sipper on the coldest days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
WABeerFiend (332) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 12.23.13. A: Slight head. Cloudy dark amber. S: Sweet malt, fruity. Maybe has raspberry. T: Black pepper, toast, bitter hops. Some fruit. O: The black pepper hits very hard along with a strong bitterness. A terrible burnt aftertaste then takes over. This one is not balanced at all. I thought that it might have been a bad bottle, but at 7% ABV, it should have held up. This went down the drain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from Walmart. Deep amber/brownish in color. Rich, slightly sweet malty nose. Quite rich and malty up front. Finish is strong on the grapefruit peel. Strong roasty ale with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and nutty, with hints of leather, caramel, and toast. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and crisp, and finishes creamy with a long bitterness.

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