Reid (2133) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK first sighting of this classic NW winter brew!
Pretty nice warm malty aroma..can detect the EKG hops also but faint.
Most attractive looking beer. mahogany..but more like garnet when held to the light..small tan head..that didnt last long.
Nice smooth malty beer..thena pleasant bitter "kick" just before it goes down the throat..pleasant warming from the alcohol down to the stomach.
This is an excellent smooth winter beer on the palate..quite a drinkable beer for 7.0%..best thing Pyramid does IMO.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 Sweetish smell, little in the way of head. Lot of subtle, sweet malty flavor with a nice warming alchohol kick in the end. This stuff is really good, just give it a chance to warm up a little bit...
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2003 Christmas 2002 12oz. bottle. Picked up one of two 12packs left that had been sitting in a small local
drugstore's cooler for at least 6 months. I'm not a huge fan of pyramid beers, but I heard
great things about this one. Upon leaving the drugstore I had my reservations. But boy how was I wrong. I think the 10 months of mellowing did this beer
justice. This one pours a deep, rich auburn brown with a tight tan head that lingers nicely. Aromas are very
complex. Some of you would have a heyday describing the nose of this beer. Flavors are that of a fine English strong ale. Very well balanced and smooth with well hidden alcohol. Finishes clean
and somewhat dry. Very good beer.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red brown color with nice head and good lacing, medium bodied. Roasted malt the primary aroma, but nad hints of blackberries and honey. Good balance between the sweet malting and northeastern hops, nice twang during the aftertaste. Very nice.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium bodied ale with a light head. Slight fruity aroma with light fruit and malt flavors.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ack. Looks like a glass of Diet Rite. Very bitter and the alcohol is well-hidden. Extremely malty, though I wouldn't call it a barleywine. Lingering bitterness on the tongue that sticks around like a bad cold.
deedub (1) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an excellent brew. Great creamy head and full of flavor. Truely the favorite of us Pacific Northwesteners.
God, I love Snow Cap!
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Brewbandit for this bottle. Nice good refreshing winter beer. Nice combination of malt and spices.
Panzuriel (1556) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1997 bottle drank in 2000. Deep brown liquid with good head. Nice malty aroma with some spice hints. Smooth and not too thick texture. Good sweet flavor with a twinge of roast. Nice beer.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 Bottle: Nice creamy head with a burgundy coloring. An extremely nice hop/malt balanced finish as compared to the quite sweet overpwering maltiness at first. I am quite impressed with this beer. I bought it about five months ago and even in that time it has mellowed out so much, definitely not like last year's batch. Somewhat of a sugary aroma.