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Snow Blind - Starr Hill Brewery

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.17%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mvanaskie13 on 11-16-2013)
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
Photo of MusicaleMike
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

MusicaleMike, Jan 23, 2014
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- 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.

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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.

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Snow Blind from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.