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Snowball Saison Ale - To Øl

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88
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-05-2013

Ingredients: Water, Malt, Flaked Oats , Light Candy, Hops (Amarillo, Tettnanger, Simcoe, Hallertauer), Yeast and brettanomyces.
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Reviews by KevT:
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Clear amber with white, semi-densed, medium head. Medium lasting. Medium lacing. Aroma is spicy, yeasty with quite noticable malty aroma, but not so strong. Very fresh. You can also feel the citrus notes. Taste is heavy bitter with high acidity. No booze noticable at all. Very fresh and citrus, at the beginning some earthy flavours. Medium bodied, dry, medium carbonation, little alcohol warmth. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazed gold with a fluffy white head. Smells fairly clean with mostly citrus hops. Clean yeast and crackery malt. Taste: straightforward pils, pale malts, very mild spice from the clean yeast up front. Citrus and tropical fruit from the hops. Light to medium weight with buzzy carbonation. Excellent hop forwarded saison.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber with a fine three finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of citrus, apple, white grape, saison yeast, coriander, inviting. Flavor follows aroma, dry, but fruit forward with a complex mixture of light apple family, citrus, especially grapefruit, grassy hops, black pepper, grassy hops, just a hint of brett and mild saison yeast. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. I'm beginning to enjoy buying saison style ales because they are a real gamble for me. I do not enjoy the more sour and brett forward examples and each new bottle I get is interesting because it may be a near drain pour, or an interesting flavor experience. Snowball fell solidly into the latter category. Complex and semi-dry, with a hint of tartness mostly from citrus fruit and a nice touch of brett style yeast. I hard a really hard time describing the initial flavor, but black pepper and mixed fruit seems like the closest analog and I found it delicious. I will revisit this saison if I'm lucky enough to see it again. Nicely done.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has some hues of amber with no visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering both the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of acidic bacteria are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out a little acidic and has latter notes of spices and yeast towards the finish. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer feels a bit heavier compared to other saisons and seems to be more conducive to drinking during the winter months.

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap. Shaker glass. Bright brass color, chill haze appearance. Foam is white, crown is close & thick. Resins, herbs –mint- flowers & lactic notes to the nose. Malty upfront is sweep out by sharp hoppiness. Medium to full body. Moderate but sparkling carbonation. Oily texture & subtle spicy palate. Bitter fruit in the middle & piney sensation rounded by spiced notes, citric zest, grapefruit & slight tartar touch. Long sharp bitter finish. Dried & herbal aftertaste. Worth to try!!

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3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got it on tap in Budapest,HU.

A - Orange color,clear,one millimeter white foam,no bubbles.
S - Highly fruity smell,very close to IPA aroma of haze and honey. So nice and aromatic.
T/M - Huge bitterness,very refreshing,but maybe to sweet at the end. Fruits in the taste. Drinkable.

O - It is very similar as average good IPA beer. Very good and refreshing.

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Snowball Saison Ale from To Øl
88 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.