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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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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
Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev 0%

mrosenfeld32, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Tibi81
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
Photo of JonSzakelyhidi
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

JonSzakelyhidi, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of chrismel
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

chrismel, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of AdamBear
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-dark brown with a thin cream colored head

S-faint scent of smoky malts and peppercorn. Really faint.

T-comes in with a flavor of hops, black peppercorn, dark malts, and some cocoa? It's an odd mix. After-taste is heavier on a chalky cocoa taste with some peppercorn. It's pretty good.

M-heavy chalky mouthfeel. I like it.

O-really unique winter warmer. I like it. I can always expect something good from East End. I really wish I had more access to their beers. This has a great mouthfeel to it, and the flavor profile seems to shift with every sip I take.

AdamBear, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of rwshelton2
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

rwshelton2, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev 0%

hinemk76, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

hollywood_15063, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not usually a big fan of this style; or just a fan at all. But this is good. Really great level of spices to it. Appropriate level of sweetness. Pretty smooth. Carbonation nips at the tongue a bit more than I like, but it just keeps things lively. Overall, this is really really good. Been quite some time since I've tried something from East End that I hadn't yet tried. This is a good one to get back into the mix with.

RblWthACoz, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Mark5252, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev 0%

reitzbrewing, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Snow Melt!

Very dark brown. Humble little lip of head. Looks a little thick.

Rich and roasty coffee notes with some sweet peatiness and a laydown of subtle earthy hops.

Rustic flavors of coffee, pecan, near-harsh roast, and an afterthought of pine. Almost meaty with malts. Tingling rings with light spiciness. Excellent.

Medium body seems almost right-on. Carbonation shows up in the finish as a spicy bite.

Tasty warmer with great headiness. Awesome local holiday brew.

thecheapies, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of IPAFrankieH
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

IPAFrankieH, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of brewsadedotcom
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a growler at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the strip

A: Poured into my Bogota Beer Company pint glass. Half inch of foam, good head retention. Deep chestnut brown color

S: Pleasant coffee aroma

T: Nice balance of roasted malt and coffee with a subtle hop finish

M: Moderate carbonation. Warming. Hop bitterness lingers

O: I really enjoyed this beer. When i think of a winter beer i usually think of something that is overspiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. This beer goes against those notions.

brewsadedotcom, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of tmars13
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

tmars13, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of irishevans
5/5  rDev +25%

irishevans, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of cmr5056
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

cmr5056, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewery

Interesting to see a winter warmer still available in late May. Dark mahogany brown pour, pretty hazy, topped with a foamy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma of spiced cake and caramel, noticeable hop scents. Taste of dark toasted malts, cinnamon and spice, but not at all heavy or overblown, dark sugar, finishing off with a bit of piney hops for a slightly bitter aftertaste. Pretty well-balanced, medium body, a nice drink overall.

Rifugium, May 21, 2012
Photo of kimbo33
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

kimbo33, May 16, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2/5  rDev -50%

ejimhof, May 15, 2012
Photo of beer256
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My cousin lives with in walking distance of the East End brewery, so we decided to walk over there an get some beer. After trying a few i decided on the Snow melt winter Ale.We grabbed a Growler an took it home and i thought it beer was great.the ABV is 7% an is well hidden,the beer wasn't to hoppy and it wasn't to bitter either.the taste was smooth and the beer had great lacing.The appearance of the beer was dark like a stout or porter.but on the EastEnd brewery website its supposed to be amber.without asking the owner I assumed the beer is unfiltered.this is a great beer, my cousin and i felt pretty good after 64oz of it too.

beer256, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

deapokid, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Kaydogg
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Kaydogg, Apr 10, 2012
Snow Melt Winter Ale from East End Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.