Snowshoe Red Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by ommegoose:
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very clear and rather bright red. Head fizzled and came down right away, but the color and clarity are attractive.
Aroma is very bock-like. Fruity and malty, and light on hops. Cherry and plum notes. Sweet, and a bit of spice.
This is a really nicely balanced red ale with a lot of fruity notes and sweetness balanced with some spicy hops. The Goldings were a nice choice, adding flavor with little bitterness. Tastes a bit of red cherry, and other general berry flavors.
This feels rather light and juicy, but I think it works just fine for this beer.
Quite drinkable and tasty. The hops are done just right for a malt-forward beer like this one. If available I would drink this in the winter for sure. Probably the first New Glarus beer I've had that I would seek out more of in the future. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2011 03:17:48 | More by ommegoose
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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
Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.