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Snow Blind - Starr Hill Brewery

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mvanaskie13 on 11-16-2013)
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Reviews by obywan59:
Photo of obywan59
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber, but it's cherry red when held next to a bright light. A 2 finger tan head recedes quickly to mostly a ring around the glass.

Aroma of honey and toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Some light metallics very early.

Caramel, dark fruit and toasted malt in the flavor as well. Very sweet, especially at first, with a bit of cloy that quickly moderates. The bitterness seems just a bit harsh, but it also moderates somewhat as the beer warms. Alcohol is apparent.

Rather thick in feel. A bit sticky or syrupy. I didn't see any carbonation bubbles, but there is a definite bite. The alsohol probably contributes to that as well. There's a significant burn on the way down.

Not at the top of it's class, but a pretty good brew. There's enought going on to keep it interesting. I'd try it again.

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 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

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of mgernert
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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Snow Blind from Starr Hill Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.