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East End Snow Melt
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich malty, ruby-red, lightly spiced winter ale, best used for frost removal, holiday toasting, and guaranteed to clear the fog off your glasses. Look for a release right around the first day or Winter.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
On tap. Poured a deeper and cloudy/muddy borwnish color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of pine/spruce, spices, and caramel. Tastes of caramel (stronger than the aroma), spices, and a tough of pine.Thinner body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pint at Jean Bonnet Tavern. Dark sludgy brown. Nose of spiced roast, chocolate malt, toast, and light wood and char. Seems like a hybrid stout-winter warmer. Chewy chunky weizen bock texture, gritty and pasty. A strange beer, OK at first but by the end of the glass I was sick of it,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Deep brownish pour with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, cinnamon, some chocolate, and hops. The taste seemed a bit muted, with elements of roasty caramel malt, chocolate, Christmas spices, and hops. The palate was creamy and pretty rich initially, but seemed to thin out over time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Growler courtesy of MrChopin. Pours dark brown wit a thin off white head. Smells of dark fruit, brown sugar, nutty, earthy. Tastes lightly bitter with some chocolatey hints, molasses, dark fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5900) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2009
On tap at the brewpub during the Pittsburgh tasting which was during a massive snow storm. Pours a dark brown with a medium light brown head. A really interesting nose; sweet funky marijuana-like notes of simcoe hops, rich toasted notes as well. A rich complex flavor; sweet brown ale aspects, toasted malts, but a funky strong citrus and herbal hop bite. This works. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2009 Draught: Aroma of coffee, dark malts, molasses, and a hint of hops. Poured extremely dark brown in color with a small tan head that diminished quickly. Opaque. Good lacing. Heavily sweet flavor. Tastes of malts, coffee, sugar, powdered sugar, and some chocolate. Medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Sweet coffee finish. Too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Sampled on cask at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a cloudy dark brown with a large light brown head. The aroma was light floral hops with an undertone of roasty malts. The flavor was lightly bitter with fruity hops and roasty malts that blended into a rather deep and complex swirl of flavors with a hint of chocolate in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy. The alcohol was very well hidden. A rather interesting and complex brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4758) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4oz pour at the Pittsburgh Public Market. Pours a fairly dark, deep brown with some thin, white head. Nice nose, nutty, lightly toasted bread, some lemon, a little hop pellet. Flavor was very nice as well, some hop bitterness, pine, lemon zest, crunchy cereal grains, toasted bread, very light coffee grounds. Extremely well balanced flavor. Full bodied, dry finish. A great take on a Winter beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2007
On tap at a Capone’s tasting. Pours a hazy deep brown with some orange and a very small off white head. Aroma of toasted almost smokey malts, chocolate, kind of earthy, nutty and some pine. Flavor of cocoa, coffee, very dry, some Belgian yeast spiciness (not sure what yeast they used) along with some honey and some pine. Really a lot going on in aroma and flavor. Just not sure exactly what I thought about how it all came together.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Aroma of malt and faint spices. Appears to have a medium cloudy brown hue. Tastes like mild spices, very clean and crisp which hides the alcohol. Palate is full but not too thick. Good beer that i feel should be rated higher.


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