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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This delicately balanced Strong Ale starts with dark copper color mixed with slight reddish hues and a light tan head. Big malty aroma with a Munich character give way to a slight caramel & toffee mixed with spicy noble hop aroma, all wrapped together with a medium-bodied mouth feel. German malt flavor profile with slight roasty notes give Pray for Snow a subtle toffee sweetness balanced with spicy hop bitterness and slight alcohol warming. Served appropriately in a classic snifter.

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3.9
Cybercat (6439) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Taps barely translucent chocolate brown with a nice tan head. Aroma presents cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and toasted malt. Flavor adds bread and toffee tones, as well as some hoppy bitterness, for a spice-laden delight of an ale. Firm body offers strong fizz. Pray for snow - then stay home and crack open a bottle.

3.9
katrinaez (2412) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Really nice strong. Aroma is the only down fall. Not much to offer there. Color is perfect deep dark red. Taste is roasted malts, slight sweetness and a touch of hops. Mouth is full and covers the tongue. Tap

3.5
MetalNHopHead (2319) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2017
For me, this winter has been heavy on American Strong Ales. There’s really nothing to complain about in that regard. Pray for Snow has a coppery brown color. Aroma is definitely more malt-forward with toasted malt and caramel. Toffee, chocolate, and coffee malt flavors with some moderate hop bitterness near the finish. Medium feel in terms of carbonation and viscosity. Balance is rather nice, though a few extra hops wouldn’t hurt.

3.3
Kleg (464) - The Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Clear dark mahogany color with a large beige head and excellent retention. Great lacing. Strong alcohol-forward taste. 7.0 ABV is obvious. Semi-creamy mouthfeel and decent caramel malt flavor, just too strong.

3.4
ryanfolty (2659) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2016
December 27, 2016 - on tap at Beer House. Reddish brown pour with some head. Aroma and taste of sweet malt with some hops.

3.7
tnkw01 (1857) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Tap at the Opryland Hotel. Deep coppery brown with not much head because the way it was poured. Aroma is mocha with hints of hops. Taste is chocolate and coffee biter up front and in the middle, hoppy bitter in the finish.

3.3
DocLock (11236) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Secret Santa bottle. Pours clear chestnut colored with frothy, tan head. Nose is caramel malt heavy nuttiness, toffee. Tastes caramel malty, with notes of walnut hops, mild nutmeg. Well hidden alcohol.

3.4
Andrus86 (725) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2016
TAP. Nice amber pour, minimal oily beige head.. Malt forward nose with the herbal qualities a bit softer.. Warm malty beer, biscuit & light caramel body, finishes with with a solid hip bitter bite.. Sourced 10 barrel Portland

3
hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Caramel, chocolate, some roast, and some spiciness.

3
seymour (2126) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Shared at the Pole’s bonfire party, thanks David! Malty, burnt toast, plum and raisin notes. Nice roasty grain bitterness, fairly harsh hops, but thankfully not severely bitter. Medium body, strong carbonation, mushy mouthfeel, not-so-harmonious aftertaste. 7% alcohol wasn’t well-concealed, a bit too fusely. Overall, not great.


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