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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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Photo of Mojo
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%

12 ounce bottle -> World Market tulip.

This beer pours up a medium cloudy amber with a one finger off white head, some retention, and plenty of spotty lacing left behind. Smell is cinnamon, honey, and yeast. Taste is very dry with a kind of spicy finish and a yeasty taste. Mouthfeel is sort of unappealing. Not horrible, but not my type of beer either.

Mojo, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of ThomasAWilson2
4.5/5  rDev +25%

ThomasAWilson2, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of rramsey
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

rramsey, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

hosehead83, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of bubseymour
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

bubseymour, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

Damian74Shensky, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Cane4Beer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Cane4Beer, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of HazardousBrewer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

HazardousBrewer, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of PatDonovan130
4/5  rDev +11.1%

PatDonovan130, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of strohme2
3/5  rDev -16.7%

strohme2, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

tdm168, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ryanpj, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Daktah
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

Daktah, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

micromaniac129, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of MonkeyboyATL
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MonkeyboyATL, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

buckyp, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of cackalacky
4/5  rDev +11.1%

cackalacky, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of KevD
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

KevD, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Circleo12
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Circleo12, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of bwgassman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

bwgassman, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of dirtysanchez843
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

dirtysanchez843, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +11.1%

jaswilson2, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -16.7%

ROGUE16, Oct 11, 2012
The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.