Snow Blind - Starr Hill Brewery

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: mvanaskie13 on 11-16-2013)
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
Photo of MusicaleMike
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served in a goblet. Attractive mahogany color with excellent clarity and a gorgeous ruby tinge. Moderate sized cream colored head that lasts for a while.

This has a faint aroma, with notes of baked bread, noble hops, and some cherry pit. Very reminiscent of true German doppelbocks.

The taste is also mild. A bit too mild in my opinion. Strong malt backbone, with flavors of toasted bread, crackers, and a supporting hop flavor up front, and a lightly bitter finish. Well-balanced, but could use a dial up.

Perfect carbonation, perfect body, not a thick beer, but not thin either. Very well balanced, with a slight sharpness up front that is followed by a smooth finish.

Good beer, true to style. A tad on the lighter side for doppelbocks, but they didn't skimp. Really thought this was a good approximation of the style. If you're a fan of the style, then you should check this beer out.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour one and a half bottles into a half liter stein a deep roasted chestnut color with a blooming light beige head atop.Caramel and toast in the nose with a light tinge of iron.Buttery caramel flavors with more of the toast,some dark fruit is detected in the finish.The finish is a little thin wich takes away from a pretty good flavor profile.Honestly not bad.

Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TBaldwin
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of OCain
4.72/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of Tgrizz_86
2.48/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Photo of John_Boat_J
4.91/5  rDev +36%

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 drinkern
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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 ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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 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 beerthulhu
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of mgernert
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Snow Blind from Starr Hill Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.