BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Pours a light amber almost orange with a small off white head. The head settles quick to a ring that leaves a light lace. The aroma is very spiceful and you can tell they brew with a very similar spice blend as their pumpkin seasonal. The tast is a punch of pumpkin spice up front including mostly nutmeg with some cinnamon and clove in the background. The spice fades to a slight malty taste with a little caramel, but this falls fast...the beer leaves you wanting more on the back end, which is somewhat disappointing. Decent overall, good on those cold nights
stevoj (1598) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super fluffy, rocky head, on hazy orange/gold body. Mild sweet, spicy aroma, gingerbread, fruitcake, etc. Taste is more of the same with a lean towards the sweet side. Slippery mouthfeel. Getting too close to spring to enjoy this style.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Party Town. Shared with b3shine. 2nd pour is mostly hazy amber orange colored. Thin off-white head. Interesting kind of citrusy fruity nose... Harsher bittering hop and spice in the flavor. Couple dots and bits of lace. Medium body. Soft, kind of smooth carbonation of moderate strength. Moderate bitter, lightly spicy, light to moderate sweet taste. From the taste I suspect that this was either brewed in early last fall or the fall before. Tastes like a distinctly older pale with spices added, which doesn’t work well. Not a fan of this. Kind of musty. Code on back of the bottle was 4297.
b3shine (4135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a mostly transparent orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells odd; the hops and winter spices seem to fight rather than marry. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Eh.
dfinney23 (1368) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lots of spices but not much else going on. Needs a more assertive ale to stand up to the spices.
tillmac62 (114) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear medium amber pour with a slight red hue. Nose is of clove mostly, with hints of nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. Almost a light medium body with good carbonation. Nice balanced blend of spice flavor with nutmeg and cinnamon on the forefront, cardamom in the middle and with clove dominating the end. Clean finish with a bitter clove aftertaste. A bit of sweetness would improve the balance and contrast the spice. Still, this one is outstanding.
gizmo_ber (150) - - DEC 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It’s a little too seasoned, leaves an almost lemon type aftertaste and a bit of a cinnamon overload.
geologyguy (547) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice sweet and spicy smell...taste is of ginger but smooth and mellow...crystal clear with crisp-ish finish! Wish it was a bit maltier though
firemarshal (104) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into shaker. Golden amber. Strong cinnamon aroma and even stronger cinnamon flavor. Not so great.
ronaldtheriot (1059) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber with an average head. Medium bodied. Spicy with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Nutty.