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Snow Blind - Starr Hill Brewery

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

After tipping over a cornhole players beer i bought this for him. great flavor

keating603, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

JMUduke, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I am almost out of the Winter woods here at Chez Woody, but I still have a few from The Friendly Greek in bottle format that need to be reviewed before Spring can be sprung.

From the bottle: "The Gift of Great Beer [undersigned] Mark A Thompson Master Brewer".

A screw-top bottle made it easier for me to get started but I was startled when I got foam coming through the neck right afterwards. I quickly began the pour and I got some pseudo-cascading action as it generated some tawny head. Head retention was very low, however, and quickly turned into a skim of wisps atop the beer. Color was a dark-brown with ruby highlights (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was sugary malty sweet with an alcohol burn that tickled my nostrils. This may get me where I am going in one quick hurry! Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of caramel, anise, malt husks and of course, a little bit of alcohol burn for good measure. Man, but this was super sweet as compared to the AIPAs that I usually drink and I began to sweat as a result. Finish was sweet, no two ways about it and the alcohol burn was literally breathtaking in the throat. Phew! One of these at a time, please. No wonder the monks could be held over all day after one. Bro. Woody has spoken.

woodychandler, Jun 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

zdeck37, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

ilkelma, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

NYR_Rob, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BSuter, Mar 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

wollefdoogylloj, Mar 15, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

- dopplebock. pkg on 10/28/13. consumed 2/26/14.

A: Soapy thin capping overlays a brazilian cherry colored body. Short retention time, no legs on the vessel, with a moderate display of quick release carbonation.

S: Aroma was cola, rootbeer candy, with a hint of raisiny caramel sweetness.

T: Flavor was raisiny caramel, speciality grains, light chocolate, honey-munich toastedness, with some cola. A light woodsy-flowery hopping arrives late as well a light fade of dry alcohol.

M: Chewy raisiny-caramel body, decent carbonation factor.

O: Overall pretty decent flavor wise, nice finish, decent, and perhaps a few shades light of a good recommendation but nothing to get to finicky about.

beerthulhu, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

djrn2, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MrIncognito, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

abcramer, Feb 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ConradKenney, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Mantooth, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

PGVG, Feb 01, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- a nice deep, clear brown. A dark tan head pours out as well, but it has no retention at all.

S- mild, with some earthy hops and some light toffee aromas

M- non-descript maltiness with some mild earthy hops.

M- a decent thickness to it and fairly crisp

O-not terrible, but not nearly as full-flavored as its German originators.

delta490, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

aqualung23, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

LoveStout, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

acurtis, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

ShepardCommander, Jan 31, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice clear dark ruby with a small light tan head that doesn't linger long.

S: Aroma of dark fruits, raisin with a definitive maltiness. There's a bit of a spicy, earthy component that comes through with a nice rich caramel and bread crust backbone.

T: Nice full malt flavor with dark fruits and caramel with a bit of chocolate in the background. There are pleasant earthy, bready tones with a pronounced sweetness, although not cloying. A light alcohol flavor is detectable but not overpowering A medium low carbonation is present.

M: There's a medium/ full body to this brew with a bit of a pleasant silky mouthfeel.

O: I like this doppelbock. It lacks the complexity of say... a Celebrator but it's a very nice beer. I would like to see it a hair bit dryer but I would buy this again.

slusk, Jan 30, 2014
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Snow Blind from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.