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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

147 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
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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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Arch-Harris, Aug 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

jnice1984, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of StarSAELS
2.35/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I don't get it. Maybe I've been spoiled by other, stronger-tasting "winter" brews, but I find this offering boring (just like the Bell Ringer).

Color's nice -- and promising -- but the enjoyment takes a dive from there. I get a light carbonation tingle on the tongue, and the body's okay (light, I think). But the flavor's all nutmeg... maybe a little cinnamon. At least the alcohol is working. Another Rockers brew I'm mostly disappointed by.

StarSAELS, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

jaidenjb, Mar 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

rramsey, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of drpimento
2.55/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Best part was the smell. Poured with a small to medium sized, fine, off white that settled down to a ring after a bit and no lace. Color is a hazy pumpkin pie amber (which is a nice coincidence the same spices used to brew with) with some bubble trails. Aroma is mainly those spices, beer, and later a little funk. Flavor is likewise, but without much malt to balance, which also proly leads to my view that the body is a bit light too although good carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of average length for a spice beer. I'm not finishing mine. Wish I had some cheese or something to neutralize my mouth.

drpimento, Oct 14, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

jjd315, Dec 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Circleo12, Nov 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

DaPan, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Sipchue
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.

Sipchue, Dec 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

nicoga3000, May 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

ROGUE16, Oct 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Falcone, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

strohme2, Dec 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

AndrewMichael, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

RochefortChris, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Knapp85, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

swtdixie91, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

jophish17, Dec 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Shilt, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -16.7%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

kindestcut, May 12, 2013
Photo of matty
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange beer with a rapidlt fading head .Aroma is spices(smeels like those spice wafer cookies).Taste is the same holiday spices that you would find in an egg nog.Overall an average beer nothing less nothing more.I doubt I would recommend or purchase again.

matty, Dec 02, 2011
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The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.