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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 12-27-2010)
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Photo of Rifugium
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Beermongers, Portland, OR

Poured a darker bronze/copper color with a small white head that left some nice lacing on the glass. Subdued aroma, toasted malts and a hint of hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, German malts, notes of brown sugar, tobacco, and mild hops. Medium body, and pretty drinkable. Nothing extraordinary going on.

Rifugium, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

oriolesfan4, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

dmorgan310, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
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
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev +12.7%

HuskyinPDX, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of LiquidAmber
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
Photo of flagmantho
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: murky dark amber-brown hue with a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam. Not bad!

Smell: caramelly malt with a bit too much sweetness and a biscuity malt character. Kind of like a too-sweet amber ale; not my favorite.

Taste: sweet and caramelly with a bit of biscuity character. Bitterness toward the end is balanced. Flavor works a little bit better than the aroma, but in general it's not to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and an OK creaminess. Not outstanding, but it works well enough.

Overall: this beer definitely seems more like an amber ale or a winter warmer -- definitely not a strong ale in any sense of the term. Whatever the style, it's just a flavor profile of which I'm not a fan.

flagmantho, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Boone757, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

IPAchris, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

twelveinches, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kscaldef, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Reidrover
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
Photo of argock
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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

harrymel, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jbaker67, Dec 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

shelby415, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

CoryR, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

CuriousMonk, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Kopfschuss, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Hopmodium, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Chucker17, Feb 11, 2014
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Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.