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Snowshoe White - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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78
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 05-24-2012)
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Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

twelveinches, Monday at 05:04 PM
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%

I never turn down a Belgian Wit. Thanks to Donkster46 for sending this from Washington! You rule, dude!

Serving style : 12 oz can poured into glass for appearance and taste

Appearance (4) : Mango-pineapple body with a near-perfect translucent depth. Sticky 2 finger head slowly recedes and leaves webs of lacing around the glass.

Smell (4.5) : Ahh. This is why I LOVE Wits. Orange spice and fresh orange with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clean water. A beautiful, fruity, lightly hopped aroma that I could whiff all day. So nice, so light, so fruity.

Taste (3.5) : The orange dream I thought I'd taste has somehow gone by the wayside and replaced with a thin wall of fizzy seltzer and medium-strength spice. An odd bitter taste accompanies it, like the taste on the back of your tongue after you've sucked an orange peel dry a half hour ago. The wheat is there and it's strong, but I'd almost be willing to call this a wheat beer with a little orange flavor. There's hints of banana, grapefruit, chopped pineapple, and bottom of the barrel coriander. I'm extremely disappointed. I wish there was more orange in this wit.

Mouthfeel (2.5) : Heavily carbonated to the point of being annoying. There's a slight smoothness underneath but make no mistake, this brew is fizzed.

Overall (3.38) : Pretty disappointed here. I was expecting greatness with the first two categories and then it took a brave dive off the highest cliff and faceplanted itself onto mediocre blvd. Towards the end it even gives off a medicinal flavor. I guess I don't really care if I have this one again.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.69/5  rDev +6%

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, Belgian yeast, some citrus, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some breadiness from flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of citrus and spices come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices within the style.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

NickThePyro, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Donkster46, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of civicm87
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

civicm87, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Latarnik, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

paulish, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of hansenm72
3/5  rDev -13.8%

hansenm72, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of J_Dub
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

J_Dub, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My rating is more of a reflection of value at cost. The first batch of cans in NY is selling at $16. It's a very refreshing beer. Greatly refreshing with lots of clean carbonation. Sensationally grabs you with a huge bite. A lemon creaminess can be sensed, but the beer retains a watery feel. Tart lemon acridity makes a very dry finish. Earthy yeasts there as well help dry the palate. Stereotypical beer at an astronomical price that lacks a WOW factor.

orcrist_cleaver, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of funkel81
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

funkel81, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of SitkaSteve
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Alright, so I've had this several times, think its time to say something on this one.
Many times out of a mug and many times out of a pint glass.
The appearance every time was a hazy golden to orange color with a thick soft one and a half finger white head. Lacing likes to speckle and smooth out after dissipation of the head.
The smell had a nice coriander spice with yeasty/bready notes. Light citrus comes in for a nice balance.
The taste was sweet citrus, light spice, light yeasty/breadiness all balanced into one.
The mouthfeel was slightly sharp over my tongue, sat fairly light on the body and carried a fairly decent breadiness to smooth things out a bit.
Overall, this one is a go-to witbier for me in Alaskan Summers. Though awesome in the Summer, MS probably could scale back the production of this during Autumn through Winter, just my opinion.

SitkaSteve, May 21, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: light gold hue with a touch of haze and a finger of frothy white foam with OK retention. Not too bad.

Smell: aroma is wheaty and floral, but overall not terribly complex. Decent, but I'd like a lot more.

Taste: wheaty malt flavor with lots of spicing; coriander and orange peel to the front. Actually, a touch of sourness would make this a pretty good gose, but as a witbier it is merely good and not great.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and very full creaminess. I love it.

Overall: tasty enough and quite drinkable; a perfectly serviceable witbier.

flagmantho, May 03, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly hazy straw amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patchy foam and ring around the glass. Aroma of bready wheat malt, light citrus, coriander and Belgian yeast; slightly tart. Flavor is semi-sweet wheat, coriander, mild Belgian yeast; finishes with very light wheat and coriander, light hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Hits all the witbier flavor notes, but the finish is somewhat abrupt and doesn't quite support the spicing. A satisfactory wit, but not quite up to other domestic versions.

LiquidAmber, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of unclekeith
3/5  rDev -13.8%

unclekeith, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass the beer was gold in color with a faint haze. There was a modest white head.

Aroma was outdoors, grassy. Faint citrus and faint spice.

A little more to the taste. Wheat, lemon, pepper, and coriander.

Light and refreshing.

A modest beer, neither overwhelming nor underwhelming.

lordofthewiens, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, chalk, and slight citrus and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is easy to drink but it's fairly bland all around.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of BrewViking
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours with little head, but nice lacing, and a beautiful sunny color. Mild citrus and spice smell. Very light, mild taste; "Notes of citrus, cumin and coriander" advertised on can, and I'd say it's certainly just notes, but they are there. Moderate carbonation, and smooth low-viscosity texture.

I'd compare it unfavorably to Allaghash White, due to its muted flavor.

BrewViking, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

crob3888, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

WMEugene, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a half-pint glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: Hazy, bright yellow. White head.

S: Yeasty and delicious. Delicate. Some tart funk and wheaty citrus.

T: It's okay. Light, slightly spicy. Coriander? Aftertaste is brief, kinda bitter. Spicy but not dry. There's a kind of 'off' taste of plastic or artificiality that could be the spice.

M: Barely tart. Refreshing.

O: Good but not great. Would have again, infrequently.

AgentMunky, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

GRG1313, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 20, 2013
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Snowshoe White from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.