RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.1
gizmo_ber (190) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2013
It’s a little too seasoned, leaves an almost lemon type aftertaste and a bit of a cinnamon overload.

3.1
geologyguy (1650) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
UPDATED: APR 25, 2017 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 x2 smell is very Christmas time...Def not crystal clear this time...It is April now though...Also seems malty enough now

2.6
firemarshal (206) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Golden amber. Strong cinnamon aroma and even stronger cinnamon flavor. Not so great.

3
ronaldtheriot (1978) - 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
ads135 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Cloudy amber with an average head. Medium bodied. Spicy with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Nutty.

2.3
Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - 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
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
bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, 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
arojewski (58) - 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
ganache (6032) - 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.


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