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Pray For Snow - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 12-27-2010

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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 29
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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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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.

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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.

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Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.