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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel 80L, Chocolate

Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings

OG: 17.3

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OrochimaruAk (1) - Douglas, Alaska, USA - OCT 3, 2005 does not count
My favorite single beer to date. Thick, strong, and lots of punch for your penny. Best on tap unless you save your early winter bottles untill late summer or fall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
deedub (1) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2003 does not count
What an excellent brew. Great creamy head and full of flavor. Truely the favorite of us Pacific Northwesteners. God, I love Snow Cap!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
This beer is a great winter brew. Its and easy call if its around January and you are in the beer aisle. Liquid goodness in a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Very deep red color, full malty aroma in start then a pleasant blast of hops, slight fruit in first intial flavor with complex malt flavors and hoppy taste. Very big palate, greta brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2001
Dark, almost deep brown with a reddish hue to it. Real smooth. Not a lot of hops, but the label says they’re using East Kent Goldings...no extra hoppy harshness, that’s for sure. Just enough balance to make this brew very warming, almost like wine. Kind of a hybrid between alt ale and barley wine. I’m not tasting added spices in this one, all of the complex flavors seem to be coming from the various malts and hops used in the process. I like it and I’ll bet it’ll cellar very well over a year’s time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2004
This is one of the best seasonal ale I ever had. Pours out deep ruby red with a nice head. Very rich, nice fruit flavor, nice hop spiceness. Very smooth. I loved it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2000
I really liked this beer. I didn’t realize it was intended to be a barley wine as the previous review states. I drank it as a holiday ale, and really enjoyed it. Very rich, dark, balanced, and just all around good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2001
What a great beer this is! Talk about a mouthful! You almost have to chew this stuff! Very malty with moderate hops. Maintains an intense dark roasted, semi-burnt malt flavor. Extremely rich and very smooth texture. Alcohol level is evident just at the right amount. Late palate is somewhat of a biscuity taste, followed by a very long bittersweet finish. This would never sell here in FL. It has too much flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jurgen (7) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2003 does not count
The first taste left me for the first time with a beer with tears in my eyes and memories of... what? A wonderful beer. Smooth,spicy, well-balanced, with a perfectly stated bitter aftertaste. One would have to be completely jaded, I think, not to appreciate this one. Next year I'll hunt it down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickS95 (36) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Received this beer from a friend in Oregon and it provided a wonderful drinking experience. Slow-forming, medium tan head. Cola in color, with hints of winter spices in the nose...cloves and allspice maybe. Great mouthfeel, probably due to the whisper of chocolate, good lacing. Slightly bitter in the finish before the warming of the 7% alcohol kicks in for the long lasting aftertaste. I poured this out of a 22-ounce bottle. It’s a great-looking, dark winter beer. Snow Cap would make a great beer to cook with or to enjoy with a nice hearty meal. Really a fantastic seasonal beer, really smooth.

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