Snowshoe Red Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by DabblinWiscCraft:
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an inviting deep copper, with a 1/2 inch off-white head that falls to a lace and leaves a bit of cling. Plenty of visible carbonation in this very clear ale. Sweet caramel malt and bread notes in the nose. Just a touch of nuttiness and herbal notes, as well. Not an especially pronounced bouquet. There are very smooth and creamy-tasting malts up front. Some caramel sweetness and bread notes ensues, followed by a bit of clear alcohol, and concluding nicely with some earthy hop bitterness. Very well-balanced. Good movement of flavors on the palate. The feel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied. This is a creamy and smooth brew with substantial effervescence and a crisp, bright finish. Just a bit of grainy sensation with the hop finish.
This is a well-balanced and versatile beer that goes down about as smoothly as any red ale I've come across. While it's true that this one doesn't have as pronounced and engaging a nose and flavors as many other New Glarus offerings, the flavors that are there are smooth and rewarding. Probably not the kind of beer you hold onto as a treat--this one could become a part of your regular lineup, however.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2011 05:33:36 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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3.79/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Roy's Market - New Glarus
Snowshoe proudly displays a chestnut hued body with a touch of haze. When I step outside it shines like a penny fresh out the mint. A dirtied white head (nearly beige) sits atop, a robust finger in height. It eventually settles into a silky cap that leaves impressive lacing down the glass.
The nose is full of esters. Fruity off the bat with green apple and orange notes most noticeable. The hops are faint but add a touch of spiciness in the background. While this seems to be a yeast driven beer the malt profile is no slouch with nutty caramel and soda bread laying a solid foundation. The overall balance is superb.
Ester driven fruitiness is in full force on the palate. The malt profile comes across more toasty than the nose suggested but the nutty caramel and soda bread are still present in smaller amounts. Green apple and spiced orange lead the yeast charge while the finish is soft white pepper spicy, even a little grassy after the swallow. Nicely done.
The body lies right in the middle of the spectrum, weight wise. Supple carbonation adds a silky texture. There's a mild bite on the finish from the spicy hop profile while the finish dries out long after the swallow. Drinkability is high with this one.
Snowshoe isn't flashy, it isn't a showstopper. It is a comforting, well rounded, easy drinker. I like to come across a beer so well crafted. The yeast profile is unique and even handed while the hops add a touch of spice, and the malt body is an all around pleasure. I'll be picking this one up again in the future and it's not a style I usually reach for.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 17:17:47 | More by joe1510
4.36/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: A modest finger tall foam composed of fine, slightly off white bubbles that sustained for days. The beer is nearly crystal clear (in true NG fashion) with a mahogany to redish color. A constant stream of bubbles comes up from the bottom of the standard pint glass.
S: Mild to moderate toasty bready malt character (munich?) with a nice clean fermentation character that enhances the herbal, earthy, and nobel hop aroma.
T: Perfectly balanced but the malt and hop character are very distinct and flavourful. At first the hop character comes off very germanic, noble with the spicy and herbal bitterness, clean and moderate. The next comes the complex malt malt character, Bready, toast, bread crust and sweet pie crust. very nice. The finish comes through with the herbal hop character from the aroma. And a slight roast.
M: A medium bodied, clean mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. The complex malt feel makes it feel like a higher abv, big beer (not a bat thing) but its not.
O: I was very taken a back by this beer. Huge malt and hop character, nice balance great flavor overall. Cheers NG. I will definitely revisit this next year.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 05:20:22 | More by guityler83
Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.