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Snowshoe White - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 9.46%
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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Donkster46

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

08-10-2014 21:55:32 | More by Donkster46
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J_Dub

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

06-29-2014 21:24:11 | More by J_Dub
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-21-2014 03:49:14 | More by SitkaSteve
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-19-2013 21:01:38 | More by largadeer
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crob3888

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-22-2013 03:42:19 | More by crob3888
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-08-2013 19:16:56 | More by krome
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-10-2013 19:41:56 | More by Rochefort10nh
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WMEugene

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-15-2013 02:10:23 | More by WMEugene
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flagmantho

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

05-03-2014 21:09:57 | More by flagmantho
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AgentMunky

California

3.63/5  rDev +4%

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.

11-19-2013 02:53:38 | More by AgentMunky
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev +4%

Flown in from Anchorage, AK by a buddy that promised me AK beer and Copper River salmon. He made good on both. Poured from a 12oz can into my Eskimo Joe's Weizen glass.

Surprisingly, Snow Shoe pours a very pale and crystal clear straw color with a couple of fingers of pure white head which fizzles down pretty quickly. I was expecting a golden cloudy witbier. No lace to speak of. Not a looker.

Nose brings in very sweet and slightly spicey apple, malt, and grain. That Belgian yeast and corriander dominate.

Flavors ring with sweet sugary pale malt, wheat berries, straw, corriander, and faint orange. All pretty subdued.

This over-filtered witbier is a bit thin and watery when compared to most any in the same style. Carbonation it good. Very crisp.

High drinkability and low abv make Snow Shoe a good beer to "cool off" with after working outdoors in the sun or as a downshift after stronger full bodied brews. Not bad, but a bit lackluster even for this style.

11-27-2012 02:19:13 | More by DelMontiac
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.61/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

02-05-2014 11:37:15 | More by lordofthewiens
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

04-12-2014 19:58:40 | More by LiquidAmber
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev +0.6%

12oz Can. Pours hazy-golden with tall, foamy, white head. Aroma is of yeast, wheat malt, spices and citrus. Body is medium and creamy. Taste is of Belgian yeast, wheat malt, coriander and citrus. Finish is long and spicy. Nice, refreshing brew white ale.

09-05-2013 16:11:19 | More by mikeg67
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-13-2013 13:19:15 | More by DrinkSlurm
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funkel81

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-21-2014 02:28:57 | More by funkel81
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-19-2013 23:50:22 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-08-2013 02:03:41 | More by jera1350
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-07-2014 01:14:42 | More by paulish
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kojevergas

Texas

3.49/5  rDev 0%

12 IBUs. 4.8% ABV. 12 fl oz aluminum can acquired at a local SoCal beer store and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery. No freshness date. Brewed with orange peel and spices.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger white colour head of nice smooth cream, soft complexion, good thickness, and good (~4-5 minute) retention. Body colour is a cloudy lemon yellow. Nontransparent but translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing and inviting. I'm excited to try it. Right on the money for the style. Vibrant.

Sm: Fresh wheat. Clove from the yeast. Lemon peel. Zesty citrusy notes. Fresh and inviting. Alive. Smells as a witbier ought to, though it could use a bit more depth. An average strength aroma.

T: Mm. The wheat malt base supports the minimal floral hop character, fresh lemon peel, and yeasty clove notes nicely. Some spices - cumin in particular sticks out. Light juicy citrus is a highlight, but again depth of flavour is an issue. It's a simple yet efficient and pleasant witbier. Not horribly subtle. Refreshing, though, and very approachable. No alcohol comes through. Well balanced and built for the style. I like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Refreshing. Crisp. Clean. A bit overcarbonated. Too thick for the style, really compromising drinkability. Good body. Complements the flavour profile.

Dr: A drinkable wit that I'd have again, but not among the best in the style. The heavy thickness is the opposite of what a wit demands. Still, it's a damn solid effort, though, and I'd happily pick up a 6er for the right price and occasion. Well worth trying for fans of the style. A well-executed witbier. A tasty offering from Midnight Sun. Hides its (admittedly below average) ABV well.

High B-

05-16-2013 05:44:57 | More by kojevergas
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mactrail

Washington

3.44/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from the 12 oz can into a Saxo narrow tulip. Appealing cloudy appearance with the color more on the amber side like a Hefeweizen. Modest head but nice swirls of lacing and plenty of carbonation on the tongue.

Light bodied with a little more malt than you might expect. Hints of canned peaches and Shredded Wheat with some pencil shavings. There seems to be something different about the spices. It tastes more like lemongrass than orange. A pleasing wheaty beer but nothing special. The lemony flavor seems to accentuate the coriander. From the 12 oz can bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

07-17-2013 06:37:05 | More by mactrail
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

06-22-2014 19:49:49 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%

Very light golden color, hazy, with a fizzy white head that fades fast. It does leave some patchy lacing.

Grainy mostly, but with a wee nip of spice and a some malty sweetness, if you give it a swirl and look hard enough.

A little more going on than in the nose. It's still pretty grainy, but with a hint of citrus, a bit more spice than what is found in the nose, and some clearly identifiable Belgian yeasty character.

Good carbonation with a thin body, but not as thin as the 4.8% abv would suggest.

It's definitely better lawnmower beer than the macro lagers, no question. What is there is pretty well balanced, and it drinks easy like a lawnmower beer should. But it really doesn't do much for me, not being into beers this thin and light. But being a MSBC fan, I had to give it a try. I doubt I will be buying much of it, but it will likely be a big hit with the (relative) masses where it is distributed. And it is in cans, which is cool. I reckon this is what the brewery intended, and I am not the intended audience. It is definitely a clean, well made beer.

06-27-2012 02:42:36 | More by sprucetip
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.34/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

01-19-2014 04:36:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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civicm87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-30-2014 16:32:37 | More by civicm87
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Snowshoe White from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.