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Snow Melt Winter Ale - East End Brewing Company

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Snow Melt Winter Ale
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89
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
SNOW MELT WINTER WARMER DEBUT:
The first day of Winter is December 21st, but we can start melting the frost sooner than that - time for the first East End Winter Warmer - or should I say AMERICAN Winter Warmer. SNOW MELT is a Mahogany-red ale with a unique malt character, and a bright pine-ey hop flavor, unusual for a beer of this style, but seasonally appropriate none the less.Clocking in at 7% and guaranteed to clear the fog from your glasses, this one's debuting at Growler Hours next week (Dec 14th), and you can keep an eye out for it around town shortly after that.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 11-03-2006)
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

kep49, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Jeremy0682, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

DCHritz, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

drew74, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

nkeckhar, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

bum732, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Vietmeier, Dec 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Waveoff, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dbauer78, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

dogma33, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

billab914, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

FlakyBiscuit, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

beatlefan56, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ncstateplaya, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler > Pint Glass

A - Ruby dark brown with tow fingers of a tan head, medium lacing.
S - Big roasty malts caramel and toffee, toasted grain and hazelnut, piney hops, dark choclate
T - Lovely rich roasted flavor, pine and grassy hop bite, cinnamon, a little bit of a coffee roast, bit toffee flavor too.
M - Rich, a little abrasive but decent.
O - Best winter warmer you could have, seriously.

Omnium, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

outoffocus, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
Photo of LordWhite
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A delicious winter warmer. A not too thick dark ale with a nice hoppy center with an xtra alcohol kick to warm you up when it is snowing in late March. And in the burgh...it is snowing in late March.

With it's lighter viscosity than a Guinness or other heavy porters and stouts,it can be an enjoyable brew for even those that steer away from the standard dark ale.

LordWhite, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

mrosenfeld32, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Tibi81, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of John_M
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On cask at the Piper pub the other day.

The beer pours fairly dark, reddish brown color with surprisingly good head retention and lacing. The nose is attraactive as well, as I pick up considerable sweet malt, toffee, tea, light smoke and hint of ginger. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this easy drinking, moderately sweet beer. Mouthfeel if medium bodied, with a soft, slightly creamy finish. I really think the cask conditioning works well with this beer. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and so drinkability is pretty high.

Really enjoyed this well made beer from East End.

John_M, Jan 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

JonSzakelyhidi, Jan 14, 2013
Snow Melt Winter Ale from East End Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.