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Snow Blind - Starr Hill Brewery

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173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 37 | 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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Ratings: 173 | Reviews: 35
Reviews by slusk:
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3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +3.3%

Photo of TBaldwin
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of OCain
4.72/5  rDev +30%

Photo of Tgrizz_86
2.48/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JMS1512
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany color, speckled with some reddish highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a few wispy clouds of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Tons of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread. I also get some aromas of brown sugar, black pepper, and some faint aromas of piney hops.

Taste: Nice and malty up front, in fact, this is a great malt bomb! Tons of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked and toasted dark bread, a little coffee and a little smoke. I also taste some brown sugar-like sweetness and a touch of licorice. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy and smooth as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 7.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I really, really like this beer. It’s a massive malt bomb, which I’m a fan of, nicely sweetened and flavorful. Highly recommended for fans of malt.

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Boat_J
4.91/5  rDev +35.3%

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drinkern
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of hophugger
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
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 -17.4%

Photo of KTCamm
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
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 +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biteme398
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Snow Blind from Starr Hill Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.