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Snow Cap - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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BA SCORE
80
good

769 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Deep mahogany in color, our full-bodied winter warmer is brewed in the spirit of British winter ales. Crafted with a flurry of roasted chocolate and caramel malts, and generously hopped, it delivers a smooth finish that makes this beer the perfect cold weather companion.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-11-2001)
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - from Total wine summerlin las vegas NV for 1.49$

Appearance - Clear reddish brown colour with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, raisins, apples

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and the taste is made up of caramel and malts mixed with dark fruits (grapes/raisins). There is also a touch of chocolate and a bit of all spice and a hint of smoke. It ends with a dark fruit and malt aftertaste with some light spiciness.

Overall - A pretty good winter warmer. This is my first beer from this brewer and I am looking forward to trying more of their line up. It seems well crafted and had a nice fruitiness to it.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 14:53:06 | More by spinrsx
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Poured from a 12 ounce stubby into a shaker pint. A moderate pour creates a one inch, creamy looking head that sticks to the sides of the glass. The beer is a ruddy, medium dark brown and looks pretty clear.

Very malty on the nose with subdued floral notes. The taste is also malt-forward, hinting strongly of molasses, gingerbread, dark bread, nuts, chocolate, and dark fruit. A tad bit of citrus is noticeable from the hops, along with a little orange peel bitterness on the finish. The aftertaste is maybe a bit astringent, a touch like unroasted acorns. However, pleasant bready flavors accentuate the burps, and an overall malt richness and smoothness balances the flavor out rather well. A long lasting creamy mouthfeel is apparent.

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Flavor: bready malt, raisin, plums, caramel, a bit of dark chocolate melds with earthy and citrus hops.
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Snow Cap from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.