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Snow Cap - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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803 Ratings

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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 16
Gots: 23 | 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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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
Photo of Beermasterjarrett
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

onlymurderers, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Texasfan549, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of g0mez3
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
Photo of Josbor11
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Joshr101
4/5  rDev +14%

Joshr101, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

DOCRW, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of valkyre65
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

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

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

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

DaveRinn, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of MikeRice1969
4/5  rDev +14%

MikeRice1969, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of KlayWey
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

KlayWey, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Amerikon
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Amerikon, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Beerme5
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Beerme5, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +14%

schnarr84, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bacher468, Dec 28, 2013
Snow Cap from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.