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Snow Blind - Starr Hill Brewery

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mvanaskie13 on 11-16-2013)
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Photo of beerfinder
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdoggg
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear amber, small off white head, negligible lacing.

Aroma: Pretty intense bubblegum yeast character, which I enjoy, but I didn't expect it in a doppelbock. Some other sweeter, dark fruit malt character.

Flavor: Malt forward, dark fruit, toast, melanoidin.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ body, sticky for a lager.

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPowell712
2.74/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Very bitter not a pleasant after taste. It was drinkable but for me it wasn't enjoyable. This is a one and done for me.

Photo of KTCamm
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/19...pours medium dark brown, very little foam and the finish is still. Stale malt nose, small dark fruit. Sweet cherry vanilla taste, sneaky carbonation and then a right turn to a toffee malt close. Rum raisin? Light bodied.

Photo of BigMike
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mrbseward
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good, warm, winter flavor and smell

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njtmayhem
4.36/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, enjoyed bottled and tapped. Too bad I can't get it all the time around me.

Photo of MarkSanchez
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertColianni
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curtis23666
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierleichen
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice deep caramel color with decent head and lacing. Aroma is of sweet caramel and malts, quite nice. Taste is good with hints of caramel and a good mix of malts. Overall, feels good going down and is a quite easily drinkable doppelbock. Nice Job !!

Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hozersr
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of jprivott
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mdnbba06
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

This beer had a somewhat divisive reception at the bottle tasting I attended. Some loved it and some really hated it.

Personally, I thought it was quite good. Different than the average doppelbock, there is less caramel and toffee flavors than is typical of the style. i know that this was brewed with a small percentage of chocolate malt. I think that flavor shines through, really making this beer unique and delightful. There's is also a touch of smoke to the flavor.

Good body, excellent head retention and lacing. Very soft mouthfeel, makes it very enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Snow Blind from Starr Hill Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.