Snowshoe Red Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep amber with some ruby red. Lots of rising bubbles and about two fingers of off white head that slowly recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of creamy lacing on the glass.
Smell: A bready, toasty, and fairly sweet aroma with some floral hops. Toasted malts with a good hint of caramel, toffee, biscuit, yeast, toasted bread, and a slight hint of chocolate. Subtle apple and cherry fruit undertones. A little brown sugar scent. Hops are subdued but there is a earthy and floral scent. A solid red ale aroma.
Taste: Like the nose hints, a bready malt driven red ale taste with a solid backing of hops. Sweet toasted malts with a good taste of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, biscuit, yeast, and a slight note of cocoa. Some apple and cherry like fruit notes along with a bit of brown sugar sweetness. A decent balancing presence of floral and earthy hops rounds out the finish. A solid taste for the style.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sweet with a fairly drying finish. Creamy and very smooth.
Overall: A solid take on the style. Nicely bready and sweet but with a nice balance.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2013 07:37:17 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
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
Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.