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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Winter Warmer. A rich, full-bodied winter warmer crafted in the British tradition of holiday beers. This deep mahogany colored brew balances complex fruit flavors with a refreshingly smooth texture.

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel 80L, Chocolate

Hops:
Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings

OG: 17.3


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (369) - - FEB 2, 2014
Brown color, big Brown head. Aroma Is spice, brown sugar. Thick feel. Taste is spicy,warm,malty. Not Bad. Go Hawks.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stevesie (316) - - JAN 31, 2014
From bottle. Pours a dark red with a touch of beige head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Muted nose with bits of roasted malts. Some bright piney hoppiness up front, giving way to a chocolate finish. Good kick. Solid winter seasonal.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a read brown with a pretty white head that dissipates into film. Aroma is simple and unappealing: caramel, grass, and dough. Palate is worse... heartburn city. Did not enjoy. Won’t buy again. Will not drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
11/15/2011. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with caramel, spices and dark fruit. Very nice for a cold day. Good seasonal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
COMRADEJOSH (291) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Deep dark chocolate malt on the palate with hints of coffee. Very warming with alcohol only mild bitterness kind of sweet and bitter at the same time like dark chocolate. A little bit of toffee notes as well.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
From bottle to glass. Massively over-carbonated on the pour! Caramel, dark fruit and wet cardboard aromas. Clear chestnut with massive taupe head. Poured like a gusher and took minutes to settle down. Deep fruit and malty sweet flavors with some slight oxidation. Some complexity in the flavor profile but it was hard to get passed the pour. As it warmed, it really took on an infected taste and i kept reducing the score throughout the pour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Reddish brown in the glass, full beige head with a creamy bead on top. Plentiful sticky lace. Malty nose, caramel toffee and chocolate and grain. Taste has toffee malts with a bit of roast and dark chocolate. Mild finishing bitterness. Drinks pretty easily, a typical English winter warmer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1058) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Spicy Aroma. Taste is bitter, spicy, and dry. Nothing special, but certainly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel and toffee, some bread, dark dried fruits, with mild spices. Smooth texture and surprisingly not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1163) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. It had an enjoy by date of 2/25/14 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: As advertise - a beautiful shade of deep, clear mahogany. Plenty of carbonation visible. Pours to an average-sized, ivory, frothy head which laces and retains excellently.

Smell: Fairly muted nose with hints of dark amber and chocolate malts.

Taste: Pyramid claims "Snow Cap" is a winter warmer, though it’s overtly lacking in spices you usually find in the style. It’s probably more accurately labeled as an English Strong Ale as it does have the basic characteristics of that style. Light notes of chocolate and toffee as well as a certain je na se quois factor of English well water brews (i.e. Samuel Smith’s). Not much in the way of bitterness or hop flavor, though. The palette here is surprisingly mild considering what it’s marketed as being. There’s a slight tanginess on the finish you often find in macro-brewed quasi-craft beers such as this. The taste is inoffensive and drinker-friendly, just not drinker-impressive.

Drinkability: I was quite surprised to see that Pyramid Snow Cap weighed in at 7% ABV. On one hand this is good since it makes it highly drinkable with its flat, thin mouthfeel and smooth, clean finish. On the other hand it’s disappointing that a brew this big is this mild and simplistic. A good beer for newbies, but veteran drinkers may be left unimpressed.


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