Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2002 bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (nutty, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly bitter, very unclean. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Now this is some foul stuff...horrible aftertaste, undrinkable...either this is a ruined batch or the rest of you are on drugs. Hmmmm...or maybe I’m on drugs. What I really want to know is how they got Mississippi River water all the way up to Washington. baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 Aroma of banana (esters?), caramel, hop twang, and hint of alcohol. Dark brown color w/ thin head. Flavors of Roasted malt, licorice, coffee, smoke, banana flavor (coming from malts + esters?) Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 I liked this. Nice and malty, with a warming taste about it. Appealing to the mouth. My only complaint is the bitterness in the finish, which is somewhat overpowering. Other than that, a good beer. Rerate: A little hit of dryness and skunkiness, not as good. sloth (2906) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Malty, spicey nose, ssome hops and yeastyness also?Clear brown color.Taste some chocolate and pears. Kind of an eraser flavored finish.Good drinkable winter brew.Dont even notice the 7% alc.Always enjoyable to me. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2002
(Best by 4/1/03) Snow Cap is one fine looking glass of beer, great color and an awesome lasting head. I do get a slight East Kent Goldings nose, but not much else. The palate is firm malty and fruity, the hops play a nice supporting role. I must admit as the beer warms the hops start coming on stronger. The finish is the long lingering hoppy/nutty type that is great for cooler weather. Snow Cap is well made and enjoyable.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Had on tap..came a dark brown with a thin white head that diminished quickly. A very mild malt aroma was followed by a pleasant malt flavor, with a very understated hop finish. I didnt really pick up on the fruity flavors in the commercial description. Good, but not my favorite winter brew. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Re-Rate 11/08/02: The pour a deep garnet to ruby brown color, the head majestic, spumous, light tan in color, with thick lace to coat the glass. Malt dominates the nose, light hits of caramel, clean and fresh. Start is mostly malt, lightly sweet, with a top that is middling in mouth feel. Big old hop spicy bite, the carbonation is tolerable, the aftertaste dry as a bone. Over all a decent drinking beer and as I like Pyramid, all the better. jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Tap. A brown ruby color. Malty and a little cherry and dark fruit flavors. Vineous. KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Nice, light aroma---malty sweet and estery, pleasantly medicinal...Color is a rich ruby-brown with a thin but busy head---trace fingers of lace...Flavor is a most interesting blend of sweet malts with burnt undertones, subtle bitter hoppy top-end and light spicy-dry finish that gently coats the tongue...Carbonation suitably light as well...Body is medium-full and nicely rounded...The sweet and bitter elements here contradict one another effectively, and its fullness and lively mouthfeel make this a very enjoyable offering indeed. Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
This beer was fairly good -- A little heavy with a slight spicy flavor. I feel like it has the pefect amount of hoppy bitterness.