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The First Snow Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

The First Snow AleThe First Snow Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%


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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Reviews by tvv375ia:
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got a six pack of these while pciking up some other beer and my local store a few weeks ago, evidentally they wanted to clear out some old inventory but I wont complain

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-cloudy apricot colored with about a 2 finger head

S-light spice and a int of orange

T-spices come through but are not overpowering like some others

M-good medium body

O-no complaints about this one, especially for free

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 14:06:07 | More by tvv375ia
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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

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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lupercmda

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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SouthernBuckeye

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of spices, cinnamon coming through strong. Taste is lighter than the smell, some spices, malts, a touch of honey, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not spectacular, is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 00:16:09 | More by tone77
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As a winter warmer, this falls short of my expectations for the style. Thin head with very little lacing. Smells nice and spicy, reminiscent of red cinnamon heart candy. Just out of the fridge, this tastes like a summertime beer with some cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg thrown into the pot for good measure. The ABV is not evident here. The flavor is tart, like a lemon zest (in the back of the tongue) sprinkled with cinnamon (in the front, sides and middle). Not at all the characteristics of warmers in my memory. As it warms, the flavors and aroma remain the same, but fuller and rounder than before. Five minutes after the last sip, I feel like I sucked on too many lemon balls and my breath is fresh. Interesting? Yes, but just kind of odd.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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TTripp725

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The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.