Snow - Night Shift Brewing
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4.14/5 rDev +27.4%
Poured from a bottle labeled batch #2 bottled 5/20/13 into a Baxter can-glass. Bought at the brewery.
A - Cream/white-orange color, hazy with a watery but firm head.
S - Nice coffee aroma smells like a bag of ground coffee. Earthy.
T - Sweet oatmeal with a cream and coffee taste. The head has a lighter flavor and provides depth to the beer. Blueberry, toffee, lime, and cranberry notes.
M - An aerated version of a stout. Not sticky which balances out nicely with the creamy texture.
O - A worthy idea to make a white stout. Low alcohol allows this beer to have lots of little flavors along with a big coffee overtone.
06-14-2013 19:03:25 | More by JordanPhraczek
3.96/5 rDev +21.8%
This beer is too unique to not review. Fresh 750ml bottle poured into Night Shift snifter.
A: Body is golden and gueuze-like, and it is very (assuming intentionally) murky and thick looking. Head is very white - you could even call it snow colored! Lacing decent. If I blindly looked at this beer, with the head I'd assume a tripel.
S: Here is where the senses go off the track. Coffee. Close my eyes and it smells like a coffee oatmeal stout. Some wheat lies underneath.
T: Coffee is the immediate and dominant flavor here, but the body holds strong with wheat and oatmeal. Very low alcohol, and thus a watery flavor mixed in. A bit of bitter astringency on the backend, and then the coffee aftertaste lingers in the mouth.
M: I wouldn't call it full bodied, but it's shockingly medium bodied for a 3.5% beer. Carb is spot on.
O: If you like coffee beers, this is well worth seeking out, especially if you are local.
Others may be interested in the novelty, as this is definitely something a bit different. At $10, it's hard to call this a session beer, but otherwise I could drink a few glasses of this in a night.
05-17-2013 00:59:00 | More by cbeer88
3.81/5 rDev +17.2%
I really liked this beer
Pours hazy yellow with a thick white head.
Smells like coffee. It was bizarre to get such a coffee taste from a beer that wasn't really a stout.
Taste- Coffee but with a hint of wheat. I was expecting more bitterness but the beer is really balanced.
MF-Carbonated and smooth at the same time. Loved the mouthfeel of this beer.
Overall- I have had 4-5 beers from this brewery and this has been my favorite by far. I would be nice if the ABV was a little higher but a great beer.
07-29-2013 05:01:46 | More by Brew_42
3.7/5 rDev +13.8%
Picked this up at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Less than a month old.
A - Pours a nice slightly cloudy golden hue with a nice two finger white head that fades to leave a thin wispy blanket and nice light lacing.
S - Heh, this is fun. I was expecting, and wanting more coffee. What I get though is deep fresh grounds. Not too roasted smelling, just fresh, almost bright green coffee grinds. Fun
T - Lots of wheat in this, almost unpleasantly so. I can understand the watery aspects of this. I do not have an issue with that, coffee seems a bit on the old side, and the wheat and it kinda clash on my pallet.
M- Mouthfeel is solid, given its low ABV. Spot on carbonation for a stout.
O - Overall, this was a weird beer, to be expected. I want to like it, I want to REALLY like it, but the wheat just throws me for a loop.
06-14-2013 00:50:38 | More by rudzud
3.65/5 rDev +12.3%
Batch 2, bottled 5-20-13, 3.4% ABV. Lowest ABV stout on the list?
A: Pours a completely cloudy pale golden orange. Almost exactly like a witbier. Big fluffy white head. Head fades away slowly, with just the lightest specks of lacing left behind. Good head retention.
S: Coffee beans and oatmeal. Wheaty, like a witbier. Unique is an understatement.
T: Coffee beans, wheat and oatmeal. It's like a coffee oatmeal witbier. A breakfast witbier? A little caramel in the middle, briefly. Sharp bitterness in the aftertaste from the coffee and maybe some hops? Hard to tell, just kind of an indistinct bitterness. Kinda metallic in fact.
M: Surprisingly medium bodied for 3.4% but still fairly light.
O: Another unique beer from night shift. I wonder where they dream this stuff up? Nice strength of flavors in this one for such a low ABV (again, only 3.4%, it's like bud light light). Only thing I didn't like was the strong acrid bitterness in the finish. Obviously there isn't much malt balancing it out so it's not surprising I guess. It would be really good without that odd bitterness though, I think.
06-14-2013 00:55:12 | More by Dope
Snow from Night Shift Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.