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Pray For Snow - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 23
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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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kmos27
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

kmos27, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of TequilaTom
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

TequilaTom, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of GuyBabineau
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

GuyBabineau, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Nage37
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Nage37, Mar 22, 2014
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
Photo of mrjmann
3/5  rDev -15.5%

mrjmann, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of PaulD
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

PaulD, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

georgiaboy8686, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of searsclone
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into sam adams glass. Hazy, ice tea color with a thin tan head that leaves a nice lace.

Smell is sweet, dark fruits, plums and raisins, with roasted malt just barely coming through at the end of the swallow.

Taste brown sugar, molasses with faint spices at the end

Mouth feel is chewy and crispy all at once with a thin finish

Overall a decent beer that is worth a try.

searsclone, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Steamer
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Steamer, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

stevoj, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Boone757, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of BryanCarey
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown in color with a cloudy, murky body, this winter ale emits a surprisingly soft nose. It smells like sweet, malted cotton candy, but is actually quite subtle. The bubbles on this beer are small, tightly packed, and add a certain creaminess to the experience.

This winter ale offers flavors of caramel, nuts, and bread with a candy- like character showing its face with each sip. Some toffee flavors can be detected as well as dark fruits, molasses, and alcohol. The beer tends toward the sweet side with an aftertaste of bready malts, similar to a scotch ale.

Winter beers are a nice diversion and this winter ale from 10 Barrel seems like a good brew to drink when you want a stronger, warming ale to ward off the evils of winter while still praying for snow, as the beer’s name suggests. I’m not so sure I could drink very many of these, as the sweetness and other factors are a tad much. But I agree that this is a beer worthy of trying and certainly a good beer for its style.

BryanCarey, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of dextermcgurk
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

dextermcgurk, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Chucker17, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of switzer
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

switzer, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Amerikon, Jan 26, 2014
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 Headgoober
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Headgoober, Jan 24, 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
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

kierancarobine, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of johnmac
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

johnmac, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -15.5%

bernat1971, Jan 15, 2014
Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.