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Snowstorm 2011 - August Schell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 10-27-2011)
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Reviews by enfield249:
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enfield249

Michigan

2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In stead of my normal ASTMO review, I am going to try to free form this.

I should like scotch ales, but for some reason I don't. I've had several, and it seems like the scotch ale yeast, or the general flavor profile, tastes some how, for lack of a better word, "funky". Almost Belgian like, and this beer is no different. It's crystal clear, dark red, almost like an old penny that has been shined up from a sweaty hand. Smells like a little roast, a little malt, and almost no hops. Tastes scottish funky, with a lot of sweetness and grainyness. Mouth feel is fine, if a little cloying. Overall, not bad for the style. Does not taste like it's 7%, and goes down pretty easy.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 01:05:51 | More by enfield249
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure who I got this bottle from but I pulled it out of the fridge tonight...

Sweet caramel malts dominate the nose along with small hints of dark fruit and a little smokiness... fairly straightforward...

Sweet maltiness with caramel leading the way... not sure this is deep or rich enough for a Wee Heavy... pleasant tasting for sure but not sure it fits the bill...

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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Pours a very deep red, pretty clear. Tan head < 1finger, mostly gone after a minute or two. No real big aromas, some hints of carmel, dried fruit, and spice. Flavor starts out sweet with carmel and molasses notes before earthy hops bitterness and alcohol predominate. Taste is quite good, very long interesting finish. The mouthfeel suits the taste well, carbonation level is great, doesn't seem too thin to me. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Probably my favorite SnowStorm of the past three or four years. I wouldn't mind if this brew found it's way into Shell's year round lineup.

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A: Pours a clear, deeply mineral stained reddish copper with an average light tan head. Lacing and retention are minimal.

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Snowstorm 2011 from August Schell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.