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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

144 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 10-12-2005)
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CJS5

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-19-2012 21:58:07 | More by CJS5
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I feel guilty for having amassed as much beer as I have in the last year or so, but I am now determined to get caught up. I do not mind drinking "seasonal" beers out of season, however, as I am not always a fan of some seasonals, especially Hefeweizens.

From the bottle: "This hearty American Pale Ale contians 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."; "Malt beverage brewed with honey and spices"; "Seasonal Beer".

As soon as I popped the cap, I began to get foam coming up through the neck. This precipitated the pour, but negated anything more than gentility. I was getting loads of foam as the result and it quickly became obvious that this one was going to be time-consuming. Pour, wait. Pour, wait. No problem, since the French Vanilla-colored head looked like the top of an ice cream cone, plus I can always open something else in the interim. The density and retention of the head was almost worth the price of admission in and of itself. The nose was quite strong, especially of cinnamon, but also perhaps nutmeg and the honey lent a dull, not cloying, sweetness. Color was a slightly hazy golden-yellow (SRM = > 7, < 9). The lacing that began to form in the interim was beautifully sticky. The taste was a bit sharp for my liking, as if they might have used too heavy a hand in the addition of the spices. Cinnamon was quite evident, to the point of being overwhelming. Finish was dry, very spicy and really more than I would want at any time of year.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 02:43:52 | More by woodychandler
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prozach21

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-16-2014 17:19:32 | More by prozach21
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-08-2014 07:20:25 | More by KevMo84
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-24-2014 18:23:34 | More by Latarnik
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ascags

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2014 16:31:45 | More by ascags
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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-07-2014 01:48:26 | More by DKHNOVA
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jwill303

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-04-2014 14:09:04 | More by jwill303
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-02-2014 23:35:14 | More by Knapp85
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-23-2014 22:41:29 | More by JArmour15
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-22-2014 03:44:23 | More by lupercmda
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SouthernBuckeye

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-21-2014 01:20:24 | More by SouthernBuckeye
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-31-2013 15:36:26 | More by nmann08
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GCQsOpus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-30-2013 22:28:55 | More by GCQsOpus
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +25%

12-29-2013 16:53:50 | More by rudabegga9
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salamiwagon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-28-2013 02:31:33 | More by salamiwagon
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

12-24-2013 18:17:17 | More by jjd315
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear medium amber pour with a slight red hue. Nose is of clove mostly, with hints of nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. Almost a light medium body with good carbonation. Nice balanced blend of spice flavor with nutmeg and cinnamon on the forefront, cardamom in the middle and with clove dominating the end. Clean finish with a bitter clove aftertaste. A bit of sweetness would improve the balance and contrast the spice. Still, this one is outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 21:24:47 | More by tillmac62
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-17-2013 18:31:11 | More by JohnK17
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Bernoulli

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a beer... or a cider (amber). Minuscule head. Smells like a cider without the apple.

Tastes like a winter beer (a hint of the pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg and all spice, nothing like a fall or a pumpkin, and they dominate any cinnamon flavor that might be there... that we didn't really taste). Spice up front and then the ale-i-ness following it up. Not overpowering... and even better as the glass goes on.

Very full mouth feel... maltiness and spice.

Some winter beers you have one and then it's off to sleep... this one, you'd happily have a second.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2013 23:06:14 | More by Bernoulli
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-13-2013 04:22:28 | More by tbryan5
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swtdixie91

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-12-2013 20:02:58 | More by swtdixie91
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-06-2013 01:42:00 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

R.J. Rockers The First Snow Ale has a thick, off-white, spongy head, a somewhat hazy, orange-gold appearance, lots of bubble streams, and moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is very much like a spiced candle- wax, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin?, and white bread. Taste is the same, with an overriding spiciness, which seems to be white pepper, but it's hard to say, really. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and R.J. Rockers The First Snow Ale finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and spicy. Overall, this is interesting and good.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 17:54:36 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Falcone

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-05-2013 01:28:24 | More by Falcone
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The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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