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Snow Cap - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Snow CapSnow Cap

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786 Ratings

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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 16
Gots: 21 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

HoppySeb, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

sebaastionb, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of archyquaffer
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

I got a screaming deal on this beer, since we're a little past season (although Spring really hasn't gotten here yet). The beer doesn't taste like its past its prime- I would think it would have a long shelf life. I paid $4.99 a sixer and made sure I grabbed two. Purchased at Hennessey Market in Butte, Montana.

archyquaffer, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Foyle
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic glass.
Appearance: Pours a frothy off white head that recedes very slowly with lots of lacing. Color is reddish brown with some streaming carbonation evident.
Aroma: malt dominates, very bready with some caramel and chocolate, also some earthy hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, oily texture with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: bready malt, raisin, plums, caramel, a bit of dark chocolate melds with earthy and citrus hops.
Overall: very pleasant winter warmer. Enjoyed this sipper.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

TheDrunkenDeer, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

nwbear, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown ruby color with a thin beige head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of papaya, caramel malt, black fruits, apples and a light roasted background.
Quite unique flavor combination with notes of papaya, caramels, black and red fruits, some citrus, earthy hops, minerals, figs and a mild cocoa. It has an English touch that I can’t quite say what is the predominant source, hop or yeast. A bit tangy. But definitely hoped at American standards. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.0% abv is well hidden.
Interesting beer, not a heavy winter ale but with good complexity. Not extraordinary, but worth trying if you dig English beers with different twists.

FLima, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

British roots run deep with this beer. Biscuit, crystal malts, hints of vanilla, anise, and a moderate bitterness that comes off quite earthy. Overall it is a smooth, nutty, and somewhat musty winter warmer that unfortunately comes off a little thin.

TheBullsHorn, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

harpus, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Beermasterjarrett, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

onlymurderers, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Texasfan549, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

g0mez3, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of herbal, piney hops, spices, dark fruit, brown sugar, coffee and caramel malt. Body is full and tangy. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. It was a perfect brew to drink after shoveling snow.

mikeg67, Feb 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

Joshr101, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bh123, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

DOCRW, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

valkyre65, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

threedaggers, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Swedgin, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bigaddy, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

DaveRinn, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

MikeRice1969, Jan 05, 2014
Snow Cap from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.