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Pray For Snow - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 12-27-2010)
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
Photo of cbarrett4
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Portland Winter Ale Festival:

Good appearance: dark copper with decent head.

Aromas center on toffee, hops, and subtle spice.

Nice though light flavor profile in a German Dunkel vein.

Great texture and lots of roasted nuances on the finish. Nicely balanced and goes down nicely.

Not too light, not too heavy, but nothing really stands out all that much about this beer. Good but not great.

cbarrett4, Dec 27, 2010
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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Beer Mongers.

A finger of offwhite head, full, fine lace.

Not much nose here, some faintly sour malt.

Initial tang of faint citrus and tempered hops, barrel aging is otherwise subtle, but there's a faint brandy tang, I guess... I don't think it works that well.

Smooth, average texture.

I guess I was praying for snow and got freezing rain.

zaphodchak, Dec 31, 2011
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3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy copper colored body.
The aroma is grainy and a little lemon.
The taste is malty sweet balanced with a mild bitter finish. Straightforward but good.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
A smooth and drinkable beer.

Fatehunter, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

mikefuski17, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of tkelley
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from my Beer of the Every Other Month Club poured into a tulip glass.

A -- Dark amber body, pretty clear. Nice tan head pours about an inch and then settles down. Pillowy. Good lacing.

N -- Smells like a tree. Not a pine tree, but one of those trees from the forest with the snow. A cold tree. Figgy too. A little booze smell. An old smell.

T -- Little boozy. A little sweet. Kind of fruity. That same tree note from the nose is present here too. Spicy on the back end -- didnt expect that. Probably a little too harsh.

M -- Harsh, like I said above. Drinkable. Big gulps are possible if you want them.

O -- Not bad. I would drink this again but it didnt blow me away. Cheers!

tkelley, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Kurt92118, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Saxboy10, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Nage37, Mar 22, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -17.1%

JC271, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

fivetime, Jan 21, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark amber with two fingers of tan head. Moderate lacing.
Smell is dark smokey malts.
Taste is smokey molasses, piney hops. Well balanced. Some alcohol is evident but typical for the style.
Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation.
Overall one of the best Northwest winter warmers I've had this year. Well done 10 Barrel.

Spikester, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Hopmodium, Oct 17, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 picked up at the COOP I believe on Friday night... Paid I think $8ish... Poured into my slim tulip... tannish head sticks around for not too long.. the brew is a pretty standard deep amber.

Nose shows sorta expected PNW Winter Ale notes... but done pretty well. Toasty nose and some caramel... piney and citrus hoppiness battle with the medium malt profile.

Interesting piney hoppiness comes out front and quickly melts into the malts... caramel and light toffee... citrus zest hoppiness comes in on the finish.. lingers and melts with the malts... everything is surprisingly balanced.. nothing outweighs anything else...

Medium boned, but seemingly high ABV for a winter warmer... A nice sipper, but the hops make me want another sip... and another. Well done across the board.

3.5/3.5/4/3.5/4

JohnGalt1, Oct 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with a one finger light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and biscuit malt, hints of seasonal spices, slightly vegetal. Flavor is biscuit malt, dark dried fruit, dry winter spice and nuts. Finishes with malt and moderate grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with some pleasant creaminess. A nicely balanced winter ale with light but seasonally appropriate spices and a good malty body with dark fruit flavors. A well designed beer for long dark nights. This is definitely in the winter warmer category; the ABV has been slightly lowered to 7.0 for this year, according to the bottle.

LiquidAmber, Jan 25, 2014
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Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.