Pray For Snow - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of Headgoober
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of ssteakley
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A winter warmer is a traditional malty-sweet English Strong Ale that is brewed in the winter months. It is usually quite dark, but not as dark as a stout, with a big malt presence. Sometimes, winter warmers have a few spices, especially in the United States, although spices are not necessarily a required ingredient in a winter warmer. The primary characteristic is strength; the average alcohol content by volume ranges from 6.0% to 8.0% ABV and some Winter Warmers reach 10% ABV or more. Christmas beer is another type of winter warmer, similarly strong in alcohol content and usually spiced.
The above is copied from Wikipedia, I use this as a starting place since this is my first Winter Ale. Pray for snow meets most of that...I will definitely ugly add Winter ales to the list to find the best of them.

Photo of Eisen
2.56/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a cloudy amber with thick white head that faded into mostly nothing. Smells of slight spice and booze. First taste was not good and border line awful. Second taste was better, and I was then, by the third taste, to decipher some hops, burnt malt, summertime fruit, and booze. Drinkability is not good. Mouthfeel is watery and alcoholy. Much better winter beers for cheeper.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.