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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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171 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of ThomasAWilson2
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of rramsey
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of hosehead83
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of bubseymour
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of Cane4Beer
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HazardousBrewer
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of PatDonovan130
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of strohme2
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Daktah
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of MonkeyboyATL
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of cackalacky
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of KevD
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Circleo12
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of bwgassman
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of dirtysanchez843
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.