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The First Snow Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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The First Snow AleThe First Snow Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 10-12-2005

This hearty American pale ale contains a rich blend of spices that warms the soul on a cold winter's night. Chill the mug, stoke the fire, and savor this quality seasonal brew. Available only during the Winter season.
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Ratings: 175 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tlema1
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lite bodied, but a nice spice combo

Photo of Wizzle32
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcghost
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.77/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aroma of malt, spice, citrus, faint hops. Taste spicey cinnamon, nutmeg, bready malt. Harsh bitter hop and spice in the flavor. Couple dots and bits of lace. Medium body. Soft, kind of smooth carbonation of moderate strength. Ok!

Photo of ILuvBeer
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikestaf
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxwellyourtheman
1.59/5  rDev -56%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tastes like bad cough medicine.

Photo of scootny
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A holiday nose that features health spicing makes me draw back and admire the amber color and lovely head on this one. Nose showcases the spices while allowing a solid malt bill to underpin and hold court. Taste is an enjoyable pale ale holiday. Feel and flavor give a winter weightiness. Nice. An above averages take on the style that lends itself to session style rounds of drinking.

Photo of hophugger
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sd123
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium orange with a small half finger white head. Poor lacing and not really any head retention.

Aroma is heavily spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and apples. Almost cider-like.

The flavor is quite heavy with the spice as well, a bit too much i'm afraid, but it isn't completely awful. Loads of cinnamon and allspice with more of that spiced cider quality. Somewhat of a chalky mouthfeel with a mild bitterness to wrap things up.

Overall, a pretty standard winter warmer that could use a bit of cleaning up. It is totally drinkable, though, even if it is a bit rough around the edges.

Photo of Brentomaton
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of boazbeer
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of LouieBreschi
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of TaylorWhite
5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jaked12
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of AngusOg
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02/06/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Very nice spiced pale ale. If you like Southern Tier Pumpking or McKenzie's Seasonal Reserve cider, you'll probably like this. The spices are not as upfront but it all works out to a very pleasant experience.

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The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.