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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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hosehead83

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Murky orange/gold in color, with a decent head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Spicy orange note
Taste-Coriander, orange, honey, faint cinnamon and nutmeg as it warms. Refreshing and easy-drinking for a winter warmer. Would go nicely on a mild South Carolina winter day. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 16:02:28 | More by hosehead83
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-04-2013 00:26:00 | More by bubseymour
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.
A- Pours a coppery amber color. 2 finger white head, little retention. Little lacing.

S- Light toasted malts aroma mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove

T- Toasted malts , cinnamon, caramel malt, clove and nutmeg.

M- Carbonation is good, Spices is what comes out of this beer.

O- Not a bad beer will have again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 20:56:29 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Cane4Beer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-22-2012 14:02:19 | More by Cane4Beer
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HazardousBrewer

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-20-2012 01:11:26 | More by HazardousBrewer
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PatDonovan130

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-18-2012 03:12:28 | More by PatDonovan130
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strohme2

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-17-2012 02:18:53 | More by strohme2
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark orangish amber with a thin lacing of off white head that has little retention

S - pie spice, bread, nutmeg, cinnamon

T - nutmeg, cinnamon, bread, pie crust, all spice

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a decent brew. If there was a hint of pumpkin here it would make an excellent beer. There pie spices and crust-like bready notes are pretty damn good. I really liked this beer for it's drinkability and it's spice character. A few of these will definitely warm you up in the late autumn.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 01:14:34 | More by tdm168
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-15-2012 00:14:42 | More by ryanpj
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Daktah

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden/amber color with noticeable carbonation and a moderate head that left little lacing. First smell is grain mixed with a healthy dose of spices that are more common in fall seasonal/pumpkin beers. Still a nice smell, just more pronounced than I expected. Taste brings more of the same spice, plus a little hop bite and a touch of citrus sweetness. Very balanced and not overly sweet though. The mouthfeel in this one was interesting - overall I'd say medium-bodied, but it had a bit of grittiness to it that added some heft. This beer, like a lot of the RJ Rockers offerings, went done very easily - the combination of carbonation, mouthfeel, and overall balance makes these beers very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 14:46:28 | More by Daktah
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-09-2012 19:48:34 | More by sendbeer
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really well attenuated beer. Quite a tall head on a typicial pour, tall as in at least half the glass. Clear amber and decent carbonation.
Aroma is malty and spices.
Taste is pale malts with caramel sweetness. Spicey flavor similar to pumpkin spice. perhaps some ginger, perhaps some orange peel (that could be suggestive). The spice is more subdued then you would find in a pumpkin beer and balance well with the light malts.
Aside from the really tall head this is a pretty solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 12:17:17 | More by micromaniac129
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MonkeyboyATL

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2012 02:19:18 | More by MonkeyboyATL
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-21-2012 23:46:17 | More by buckyp
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sneaks2210

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

11-17-2012 17:11:23 | More by sneaks2210
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2012 01:45:35 | More by cackalacky
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KevD


3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-13-2012 00:46:16 | More by KevD
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Circleo12

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

11-12-2012 13:41:38 | More by Circleo12
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bwgassman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-11-2012 22:44:56 | More by bwgassman
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dirtysanchez843


4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

11-09-2012 06:13:04 | More by dirtysanchez843
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-03-2012 21:39:48 | More by jaswilson2
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-11-2012 00:10:27 | More by ROGUE16
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nickfl

Florida

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a huge, overcarbonated head of off white foam on top of a clear, cooler body. The head settles slowly and leaves good lace.

S - A spicy aroma of nutmeg, caramel, and allspice.

T - Sweet toasty malt and caramel up front. Some clove and nutmeg in the middle. Finishes with sweet toast, allspice, and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Not bad. After seeing the ridiculous level of carbonation I was afraid that it was infected, but it turned out to be clean. The spices are relatively well done, but it isn't anything special.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 02:46:23 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very large head on a clear golden with amber hues. nice lacing.

S: spices, gingerbread, hint of cinnamon. very much the seasonal spices heavy.

T: again heavily spiced. The base beer is hard to work out with this one. more gingerbread, lightly sweet and hints of peppermint

M: high carbonation and light to medium body.

Overall: definitely a nice beer for the season. This one tasted decent even after 9 months of storage. The base beer cant really be commented on.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 02:41:15 | More by kylehay2004
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-19-2012 22:33:52 | More by CoCambria
The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.