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Snow - Night Shift Brewing

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76
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 19.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
White Stout.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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Reviews by jaasen64:
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +11.7%

750ml bottle poured into 18oz Funky Buddha snifter. Batch #1, bottled 5/7/13 (two days ago), abv 3.5% hand written on bottle.

A- Pours a slightly hazy yellowish golden that has a bout a finger's worth of white bubbly head that recedes slightly faster then average pace. About average carbonation with nice consistency. Like the description this definitely looks more like a "pilsner" or lighter beer then an actual stout.

S- Coffee beans, some light vanilla beans, and a strong wheat grain-like background. Fairly aromatic.

T- Light watery coffee with some vanilla beans added and a strong wheat backbone, finishes more wheat and more of a coffee bean and presence that lingers on the palate for a little while. Interesting, definitely unique, I wasn't a huge fan of the original taste but the finish wasn't too bad- just a little bit unsual, which I don't mind.

M- Slightly watery as expected with the 3.5%, decent carbonation (maybe carbed just a little bit too much), very easy drinking.

O- This was definitely an unique brew that I enjoyed trying but I probably won't try again in the near future. It had interesting tastes, almost like an oatmeal stout without the chocolate mixed with lighter bodied beer. An interesting concept, but I'd probably take most stouts over this. Also I'd like to see them beef this up a little bit, as a 3.5% session beer it was a little bit on the watery side which I felt like didn't go with the coffee that well (who wants to session a coffee beer?).

05-09-2013 23:41:06 | More by jaasen64
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Batch #2, Bottled on 5-20-2013

Consumed on 8-06-2013. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Pours a murky light brown in color kind of like old dishwater...not the most appealing beer visually. Small white head at the top with minimal lacing. A bit funky on the nose, aroma is mostly mild with a hint of coffee and overripe fruit. While its hard to pick up the coffee by smell, the first thing I taste are the beans they've added. Unfortunately it tastes like old coffee grounds and maybe even cigarette smoke. Maybe it would have been better fresher. Although the beer is quite creamy, it also feels thin in body if that is possible. Perhaps it's just the mental perception of drinking a light colored beer calling itself a stout. Overall it's an interesting and creative concoction but that's not always a recipe for success. I'd be willing to try this again, only because this is the first mediocre offering I've had from Night Shift. Everything else has been outstanding.

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jlindros

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3.29/5  rDev +1.2%

Not quite sure what a white stout is, sounds like the oxymoron style name like black IPA. But I guess I'll find out. Batch #2, bottled on 5/20/13, abv on this batch was only 3.4%, that's crazy low.

Well it def pours out on the white side, a cloudy murky orange nectar wheat colored, looks just like a wheat beer, a pillowy fluffy 1 finger head that leaves soapy lacing all around.

Nose erupts with coffee, smells like a cold extracted coffee with a smooth more mild coffee roast but rich at the same time, as well as a very nutty slightly earthy coffee with a hint of a cocoa as well, I do get some of the wheat as well, a creamy wheat aroma, the coffee turns to fresh roasted espresso beans the more i go.

Taste brings more coffee and wheat, as well as a biscuity toasty malt flavor, and some flaked oats bring some of that toasty flavors as well as a light creamy feel, it gives a bit of a cream ale feel more than a stout feel or wheat even. Wheat is there, with a grassy hay like wheat character, cracked straw. Coffee is light than I expected from the nose, a cold extracted brew, with more nutty flavors, mild roast but a fresh ground coffee taste, mildly earthy. There are faint earthy floral hops on the back end bringing a hint of bitterness. Finish is very dry, a bit more coffee lingering, nutty, bit of wheat flavors as well.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, fairly creamy almost cream ale like, decent small bubbled carbonation.

Overall meh, not sure how they can even come close to calling this a stout... just because it has coffee in it? It's more like a hefe cream ale hybrid with coffee in it and very little bitterness. It's drinkable, not too bad and not many off flavors, but doesn't really do much for what I was expecting, and I think they completely missed what the definition of "stout" is, which means bold or strong version of something... so typically stout is referred to a strong or bold porter, and then traditionally gets a black color due to that. This has none of those, it's def not black, it doesn't really have any strong or bold characteristics, its more of a mild creamy low abv summer drinking beer with coffee. WTF guys, really?!

Side note, not sure how these guys got such a great reputation. Out of the 4 beers I've had, 3 of them pretty much sucked, and the only good one was the Berlinner Weisse, which actually was well done. I have one left, Viva Habanera, which I really hope isn't as bad as the rest. If you read this Night Shift, don't take it the wrong way, please accept it as criticism hoping you can improve the beers from feedback.

06-16-2013 20:57:59 | More by jlindros
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Snow from Night Shift Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.