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RATINGS: 847   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


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vw86gti (3) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2004 does not count
One of my favorite winter brews. Smell is nice, not to overpowering, however, it is lacking. But take a swig and bam, what a taste. You feel carbonation as it hits your toungue and the roof of your mouth. Swallow and a fruity tang forms in your mouth. This beer leaves a wonderful bitter, nutty aftertaste that lingers for quite some time. Excellent brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerly There (20) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2004
One of the better winter seasonal brews produced in the Pacific Northwest. Nice dark mahogany color. Small white head. Spicy aroma. The taste is malty, somewhat spicy with (for this part of the world) understated hops. A good beer for a cold, rainy day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Dark brown with a ruby hue and a moderately thin, cream-colored head. Malty, chocolate-like, dark cherries, some raisins, some earthy hops, fudge, Christmas spice cake, and caramel aroma. Flavor is like a dark chocolate covered cherry with a spicy bite of cinnamon in the background. Good sweetness on the palate is balanced by a nice, underpinning and non-distractive acidity that extends the finish nicely and just a touch of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2006
2006/ Pours dark brown w/ a shallow spritzy froth. Aroma is sweet w/ malted molasses. Medium to full nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are very brown w/ a spicey roasted coffee bean essence. Malty w/ a defined hop character. I also picked up on some caramel apple. Perfect bittering. This is a nice brew. Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jezmez68 (401) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Nice winter ale. Doesnít come off as a stout with spices. Beautiful mahogany color. Flavor is strong, but not as overpowering as a stout. Very hoppy, nice spices.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Pyramid Ales--Snow Cap Ale--1997 12 & 22 oz. Bottles. 6.90% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Slightly Sweet, Very Rich, Touch of Spice. Pyramid Ales--Snow Cap Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Slightly Sweet, Very Rich, Touch of Spice. Fuggles Hops. Big and Easy. Sampled 10/15/1998. Pyramid Ales--Snow Cap Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Spicy floral Fuggles hop front. Rich clear black cherry burgundy color. Pours thick with no sediment. Richly roasted with spicy toffee accents and low sugar in tasty malty dry body. Balanced finish. Sampled 11/26/1999. Pyramid Ales--Snow Cap Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Rich dark red color. Roasted hoppy front. Smooth rich malty body with toasted fruit flavor and malty mild sweet spiciness. Ends with lingering hoppy malty spice notes. A favorite. Sampled 10/30/2000. Pyramid Ales--Snow Cap Ale--15th Anniversary--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Dark clear thin black cherry color. Light head. Rich roasted fruit hop front. Dry roasted rich fruit malt body. Tangy spicy flavor. Lingering sweet roasted end with hot hop profile. Good but needs aging. Sampled 11/2/2001. Pyramid Ales--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--New Block Logo 2002 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Clear dark burnt bronze color. Light head. Rich roasted spicy cinnamon hop front. Smooth crisp malty spicy roasted light cherry caramel dry sweet body. Spicy balanced mild East Kent Goldings hop end. Tasty. Sampled 10/14/2002. Pyramid Ales--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Clear dark bronze red black color. Light mild lace head. Roasted mild spice hop floral front. Thin dry sweet rich roasted tangy crisp body. Clean dry spicy hot mild hop balanced end. Cinnamon nutmeg spice notes. Sampled 10/22/2003. Pyramid Ales Breweries, Inc.--Snow Cap Ale--Seasonal Release 2004 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--45 IBUís? (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted Thin tan mild lace head. Clear dark mahogany red color. Spicy malty toasted floral hop front. Crisp creamy malty roasted burnt caramel spice body. Spicy clean crisp hot hop end. Sampled 10/12/2004. Pyramid Brewing Company--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--45 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Mild no lace head. Slightly hazy dark amber brown color. Tangy mild coriander roasted malt spice hop front. Mild dry sweet roasted crisp tangy spicy thin fully fermented body. Balanced mild cinnamon hop end. Sampled 10/22/2005. Pyramid Brewing Company--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--New Label--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--45+ IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted--Mild lace head. Clear thin burnt red color. Mild cinnamon malt hop spice front. Crisp dry sweet roasted caramel body. Spicy tangy flavor. Dry sweet mild hop winter spice end. Tangy crisp roasted Winter Brew. Sampled 11/16/2005. Pyramid Brewing Company--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--45+ IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted. Lacy tan head. Clear dark bronze black color. Burnt winter spice mild hop front. Crisp roasted sweet toffee nutmeg cinnamon spicy Spruce hint body. Roasted rich malt spice mild clean hop end. Sampled 10/8/2006. Pyramid Brewing Company--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--Full Bodied Winter Warmer--Red Seasonal Ale Dot--2007--12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--47 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted. 6-Pack $6.99. Mild lacy head. Clear dark bronze red color. Roasted malt spice nutmeg all spice hop front. Toasted burnt dry sweet roasted toffee malt spice crisp mince meat body. Burnt citrus hop nutmeg spice end. Nice roasted Winter Ale. Sampled 10/21/2007. Pyramid Brewing Company--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--47 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted. 6 @ $2.49 Each. Mild lacy head. Clear deep dark cherry bronze red color. Rich roasted malt spice mild hop front. Rich mild sweet roasted toffee nutmeg hint body. Tangy malt spice mild hop mild hot end. Rich Winter Brew. Sampled 11/2/2007. Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--Full Bodied Winter Warmer--Orange Seasonal Ale Dot--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--47 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted--Mild lace tan head. Clear thin dark bright bronze red black color. Roasted crisp mild hop black cherry malt spice front. Dry sweet burnt toffee rich crusty cherry fruit hint body. Clean dry hop spice malt spice rich crisp end. Better With Age. Sampled 11/7/2008. 6-Pack $6.99. Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Snow Cap Seasonal Ale--Full Bodied Winter Warmer--Orange Seasonal Dot--No Bottle Neck Label--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--47 IBUís. (3.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted--Thin off white head. Clear thin dark bronze red color. Mild roasted floral fruit hop front. Roasted mild toffee black cherry fruit thin textured mild sweet body. Crisp dry mild hop malt spice end. Bland in this tasting. Sampled 11/15/2008. 3 @ $2.49 Each. Pyramid Brewing Company--Snow Cap Winter Warmer Seasonal Ale Pyramid--Winter Warmer--Breweries--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--47 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted--Lacy off white rich head. Clear bright rich dark bronze red color. Crisp toasted hop malt spice front. Thin dry sweet fully fermented burnt caramel mild fruit roasted winter malt spice clean body. Tasty clean hoppy dry citrus sweet lingering malt end. Sampled 10/19/2009. 6-Pack $7.79. Pyramid Brewing Company--Snow Cap Winter Warmer Seasonal Ale Pyramid--Winter Warmer--Breweries--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--47 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted--55 F Warm Tasting. Thin tan mild lace head. Clear dark bronze black color with red edges. Roasted mild hop front. Thin dry sweet burnt dry biscuit malt spice rich roasted malt body. Clean dry slightly bitter toasted hop spice end. Satisfying rich nourishing Winter Warmer. Sampled 10/31/2009. 4 @ $2.17 Each. Pyramid Brewing Company--Snow Cap--Winter Warmer--Seasonal Ale--Full-Bodied Winter Ale--Winter Seasonal --2010 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 55 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted. Thin bronze pour. Lacy light coffee head. Clear bright dark ruby thin brown color. Roasted burnt hop fruit hint front. Dry sweet thin textured burnt toffee hint mild fruit earthy spicy malt body. Lingering malt hop spice mildly hot dry crisp clean end. Smooth Sampled 9/29-30/210. 4 @ $2.50 each Purchased @ Kenís Market--Phinney Ridge 9/29/2010

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RMaschek (6) - USA - DEC 27, 2010 does not count
Pours a very dark , red-brown. Almost 3 finger head, light brown, which lingers for most of the beer. Hint of chocolate and very thick tasting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Pours dark mahogany with a small yellowish tan head. Smells like toasted bread, hints of caramel and toffee, and maybe caramelized or candied raisins. Taste is bitter up front and then moves to what is almost like a candied, rum soaked raisin and hints of toffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Pyramid Snow Cap Ale finishes with a bit of lingering bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
Miamibeachlira (3) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
Delicious ... So under rated it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3503) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Hearty aroma is mainly yeasty and fruity with a malty underpinning. It pours a clear, dark, bubbly chestnut with a very thick and frothy pale wheat head that sticks around for quite a while. Strong flavor has firm malty, hoppy and fruity notes plus yeasty and subtle spicy (mainly cloves) and woody tones. Very hearty, enjoyable and pleasing! Smooth texture has good body and fizz. Labeled a winter warmer, but fine any time of year.


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