Snow Melt Winter Ale - East End Brewing Company
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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
09-16-2013 00:15:33 | More by Omnium
4.4/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
03-25-2013 05:18:56 | More by LordWhite
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
01-22-2013 18:36:58 | More by John_M
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
12-27-2012 23:59:42 | More by AdamBear
4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
12-12-2012 23:38:50 | More by RblWthACoz
3.93/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
11-26-2012 02:13:28 | More by thecheapies
4.23/5 rDev +6%
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.
11-11-2012 18:53:46 | More by brewsadedotcom
3.85/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
05-21-2012 12:12:11 | More by Rifugium
Snow Melt Winter Ale from East End Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.