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Thunder Snow - MadTree Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lukass on 12-01-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Rick's Tavern & Grill in Fairfield, served in a shaker pint.

A: Arrived as a clear walnut wood-hued brew with a thin pale head that died to a ring pretty quickly. It left some lacing on the glass in sticky patches.

S: Bar with kitchen atmosphere always interferes with my detecting the aroma. What I was able to smell was an earthy toffee malt with hints of spice.

T: This drinks like a spiced Scotch ale, heavy on the earthen and peaty notes, which fight for dominance with the sweet toffee malt background. The spices present are subtle, skulking about the edges of the sweet-bitter skirmish as though looking for their time to strike - primarily cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, but all faint additions rather than showcase pieces. There's a bit of pine flavor to this as well, especially at the finish.

M: Thin bodied, sharply carbonated.

O: While I'm pleased to find one MadTree offering that is not "all hops, all the time, have more hops, whee hops", this still has enough of them to not be a favorite winter warmer.

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Thunder Snow from MadTree Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.