RATINGS: 102   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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4.4
arojewski (72) - 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.

4.1
tillmac62 (759) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2013
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.

4
CaseyFig (2) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009 does not count
Love the First Snow Ale! Perfect hint of spices in a beer that will make you nice and cozy. My favorite seasonal!

4
CMcGraw (30) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Spicy aroma and taste. One of the best winter seasonal in my opinion. Hints of honey and cinnamon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 1, 2009
murky orange/amber under a medium sized off-white head. aroma of peach, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, grapefruit, maybe some cinnamon. flavor has lots of nutmeg and fall spices. similar to a pumpkin beer but better because it’s not so sweet. great stuff.

3.8
Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Comes out of the tap a clear, darkish amber with an average head. Aroma is strong and spicy as well as somewhat malty; spice is mainly cinnamon and cloves. Flavor is fairly strong and malty, and the spicy component is mainly cloves and cinnamon. There is also just a hint of hops. Texture is fairly smooth and tingly, and nips at the tongue.

3.7
nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-amber color, nice frothy head. Big cinnamon-clove aroma. Pretty interesting in that it blends the think spiciness with a lighter, sessionable malt body. Not at all unlike a pumpkin beer, this is unapologetic in it’s overboard spicing. I can appreciate a unique winter beer, and this is certainly unique. Captures an almost creamy Belgian Golden Ale combined with the spicy characteristics of an American Pumpkin Ale. OK.

3.7
JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Appearance: like couldy melted butter; head is creamy, eggshell white with lingering lace. Aroma: honey, citrus, white grapes, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and molasses. Taste: very sweet--notes of honey, cinnamon and clove, with a hint of lime and candied, dried fruits; underlying all of it is a rich sweet malted grain flavor. Finish: lingering sweet tarts candy and warm spices, with a hint of toasted nuts. Notes: Very nice. Definitely a winter sipper, with a very nice creamy smooth palate. Tasted like liquid pannetone. Fittingly, had it during the first snow.


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