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Pray For Snow - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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82
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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.