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Pray For Snow - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 12-27-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6-pack from Zupans in PDX for $7.99, I've been wanting to try this one and the price was right.

A> Beautiful looking beer, maybe the best retention I've ever seen in a beer. The lacing just hangs out all over the place. I poured this beer 45 minutes ago and there's still a lot of lacing.... wow.

S> Really strong hops up front, a subtle sourness perhaps from the overwhelming assertiveness of the hops, and a the malt peeks through just a bit. Nice boquet.

T> Dark fruits (think fig), brown sugar/carmel, a bit of wood/smokiness, and then of course the hops which taste lively and exhibit flavors of tangerine and citrus. The hops are strong and certainly aren't content to stand in the background. This one has quite a unique flavor.

M> This beer is a treat for the mouth, thick from malt and the excess of resins from the hops. It just feels right in your mouth.

O> A fine winter ale that is clearly for lovers of craft brew. Indeed this is perhaps the best representation of an Oregon winter ale that I've had this year. The brewers do not hold back for this brew, you can tell that their focus was to make an amazing brew first and then worry about the cost second. It's a refreshing change of pace that makes for a truly enjoyable beer.

alexrichman, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market, in S.Salem. $3.99. Alc. is 7.0% Pours a dark slightly murky ruby/amber, lovely thick,bubbly tan head ( about half an inch). Aroma is very malty..dark chocolate,figs,slightly smokey with some resinous hop. The taste is similar to the aroma,with the hops leaving a nice after taste. Nice smooth mouthfeel makes this a quite drinkable strong ale.

Reidrover, Nov 10, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a globed glass.

A- Poured a murky brown with soapy off-white head that dissipated instantly that left minimal lacing.

S- Strong and rich caramel malt, bready and toffee notes. Some alcohol in the nose. Slight hint of piney hops.

T- Very malt forward. Big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, sweetbread, and fig notes. Some dark cherry notes. Some floral and piney hops on the finish that leave a fair amount of bitterness on the finish.

M- Fuller bodied, soft carbonation, slightly sticky, and some alcohol warming. Drinks very easy and smooth for the ABV.

O- A very easy to drink American Strong Ale. Very malt forward with a nice hoppy finish and pretty complex.

Hoptometrist, Sep 25, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date evident. Received from Microbrew of the Month shipment courtesy of my sister Tami's generosity.

A: Ruby-brown with 1-finger of beige, foamy head with decent retention but spotty lacing.

S: Mild dark maltiness, some raisin and fig/date, medium and dark caramel crystal malts, and floral and light citrus/pine notes.

T: A very substantial and enjoyable beer -- reminds me of Avery Old Jubilation Ale but a little less old ale-ish. Excellent medium and dark crystal malt caramel notes with a little bit of a rum raisin and date profile. Hopping is pretty hefty but balanced with mostly floral but accents of pine, honeysuckle, and orange/grapefruit citrus. A little bit of yeast ester, nothing too much but a little fruity, and alcohol is well-hidden. Moderately bitter but well-balanced.

M: 10 Barrel does a nice job of keeping this beer smooth and drinkable, body is medium leaning toward medium-full, but it finishes very dry for a beer of its ABV without seeming watery. Carbonation is low-medium which also helps the drinkability.

O: I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer -- not a overspiced winter ale, just a solid higher than average ABV moderately hoppy ale. A really enjoyable beer.

argock, Mar 22, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
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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3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
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.
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