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Snow Cap - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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BA SCORE
80
good

774 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 774
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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onlymurderers

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-04-2014 02:28:01 | More by onlymurderers
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-21-2014 06:33:36 | More by Texasfan549
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g0mez3

Oregon

4/5  rDev +14%

02-20-2014 06:07:54 | More by g0mez3
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mikeg67

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 16:01:19 | More by mikeg67
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Josbor11

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

02-13-2014 21:16:12 | More by Josbor11
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Joshr101

Washington

4/5  rDev +14%

01-28-2014 03:40:09 | More by Joshr101
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bh123

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-27-2014 07:22:42 | More by bh123
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

01-26-2014 05:35:45 | More by DOCRW
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valkyre65

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-22-2014 01:52:56 | More by valkyre65
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -14.5%

01-21-2014 22:24:01 | More by threedaggers
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Swedgin

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-21-2014 15:11:00 | More by Swedgin
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-16-2014 00:20:36 | More by bigaddy
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DaveRinn

Washington

3/5  rDev -14.5%

01-11-2014 05:19:21 | More by DaveRinn
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev +14%

01-05-2014 01:42:38 | More by MikeRice1969
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, nice to see another Pyramid seasonal make it across the 49th parallel, that's not the Oktoberfest.

This beer pours a clear, medium-dark bronzed amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves some nice sudsy sea-spray lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of biscuity caramel malt, burnt toast, a hint of bittersweet chocolate, mildly metallic clove and ginger spice, a prune and dried cherry dark fruitiness, and a soft citrus-tinged leafy hoppiness. The taste is gritty bready and crackery caramel malt, an astringent, kind of sour orchard fruitiness, subtle mixed holiday spice, and moderately weak earthy, citrusy, and pine needle hops.

The carbonation is on the down low, the body a thin medium weight for the style, and a bit too tight from that metallic essence to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes on the dry side, the malt turning tail, while the muddled spice and now evidently flinty alcohol aiding and abetting.

A mildly disappointing winter ale, the spice-malt interplay overlooked for the most part, and that edgy metallic nature hard to deny from mid-game on. Simple, perhaps a little too much so, to the point where I'm starting to think about my search for something else now.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 05:03:55 | More by biboergosum
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KlayWey

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

12-31-2013 04:23:15 | More by KlayWey
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Amerikon

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-31-2013 04:22:22 | More by Amerikon
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Beerme5

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-30-2013 19:01:14 | More by Beerme5
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14%

12-29-2013 08:14:12 | More by schnarr84
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-29-2013 06:49:24 | More by jaydoc
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-28-2013 18:42:57 | More by bacher468
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acp21178

New York

4/5  rDev +14%

12-25-2013 22:37:44 | More by acp21178
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-25-2013 02:20:33 | More by kylehay2004
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new winter favorite of mine. I tried it this past winter during a snowstorm. The 7.0% abv gives the brew a warmth that is much appreciated after dealing with the ice and snow. The bitter, earthy flavor slows the drinker down a bit--that's a good thing because the flavor is too complex for quaffing. I sip on this beer much like one would a good wine or mead. Snow Cap satisfies maltheads and hopheads alike. Dedicated B/M/C drinkers should steer clear of this.

And that was what a review of mine looked like in 2002.
So...
Pours to a generous buff head and dark brown and clear color. Rich malty nose with molasses, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla and a hint of British hops. Flavor is rich and malty with roasty, nutty flavors and malt sweetness with a balance of hop bitterness. Long, warming finish. Just what you need on a cold night.

Eleven years later, still a winter favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:19:37 | More by EagleTalon
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-22-2013 20:44:41 | More by BillRoth
Snow Cap from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.