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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This hearty American pale ale contains a rich blend of spices that warms the soul on a cold winter’s night. Chill the mug, stoke the fire, and savor this quality seasonal brew. Available only during the Winter season, thusly, our featured beer.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
firemarshal (178) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Golden amber. Strong cinnamon aroma and even stronger cinnamon flavor. Not so great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ronaldtheriot (1336) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 5, 2013
R.J. Rockers The First Snow Ale has a thick, off-white, spongy head, a somewhat hazy, orange-gold appearance, lots of bubble streams, and moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is very much like a spiced candle- wax, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin?, and white bread. Taste is the same, with an overriding spiciness, which seems to be white pepper, but it’s hard to say, really. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and R.J. Rockers The First Snow Ale finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and spicy. Overall, this is interesting and good. RJT

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Cloudy amber with an average head. Medium bodied. Spicy with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Nutty.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Draught. This is not what I expected at all. Its got some alcohol warmth and lots of odd spice flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a light, translucent amber with a thick, white head that stays. Light aroma with little of note. Slightly effervescent mouthfeel. Mild, only slightly bitter flavor (especially light considering the claimed American Pale Ale style), with heavy spice notes. A rather odd combination. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a lightly-hazed tea hue into the glass, with a small soapy head that leaves light lacing. The nose is spiced, almost a bit perfumed... somewhat cloying. Flavors are drier, pie-spiced, a bit of sours intermingling. Light and somewhat thin on the palate. Meh, not the best representation of the style.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arojewski (50) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Perhaps one my new favorites. Had it on recommendation at an English style pub with a reuben (best sandwich ever, btw), and I fell in love. If I ever have a few extra bucks for beer during the winter season down south, I’ll be buying this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Oh no, no chilled mug! Bottle. Touch of nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread cookies, pours hazy orange with a creamy beige head. Taste nothing but spices and watery malt, the finish/aftertaste is however pleasantly of dark bread crusts before the pumpkin connotations come rushing back in.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhliesen (753) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle-poured a hazy, amber color with a small head. Aroma was spicey with some malt. To me, the aroma and taste was much more to a pumpkin ale as opposed to winter beer. Nice try, didn’t work. Bruisin Ales.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Aroma is spicy. Malty, nutty, earthy. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, other spices. Finish is a bit thin and watery.


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