Snowshoe Red Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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2.3/5 rDev -36.8%
Amber sunset red with off white lacing, some light yeast floating in the glass.
Aroma is really faint and muted, and the little scents coming through are of smooth malts.
The flavors have earthy spices and toffee malt as the major leaders. Enjoyable but lacking real depth.
Creamy smooth mouthfeel with low carbination.
One of the New Glarus brews i've enjoyed less then others. I love Daniels work overall, this one is mediocre.
03-25-2011 01:28:40 | More by ChadQuest
2.33/5 rDev -36%
Got this in a recent BIF. 12oz bottle...
A: Super deep dark cherry red. Almost like a deep red wine. Crystal clear with a 1/2 inch white head that fades at a decent pace. Very good.
S: Some very faint malts with mild cherry. Not much else.
T: A watery brew with some mild bready malt flavors blended in. Not much else. Eh.
M: Light body with a great carbonation. A watery finish. Ok.
O: All in all, this just kind of tastes like water. Need some more flavors in here. A good clean beer, but not enough flavors for me. Try is you like clean, watery, session brews.
04-24-2011 02:17:02 | More by steve8robin
2.6/5 rDev -28.6%
Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Medium, long lasting head on a dark amber body. Smell was unremarkable. The bitterness was a tad too strong for me. Something else odd in there, don't know what, but it didn't help. Overall, just unremarkable.
07-11-2008 20:21:07 | More by ibashmuck
2.8/5 rDev -23.1%
12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint. 2729 on neck, no other info.
Thanks to Beerwolf77 for this brew!
A - Pours a totally clear amber with a big off-white head of two-fingers that recedes with poor retention. Some lace is left on the glass though.
S - Snowshoe has a low aroma that's barely detectable save for a tiny bit of toasted malts back there with a little mineral nose to them.
T - The mineral nose comes out in the flavor with a vengeance. Slightly metallic too. The malts are far back and toasty while the hops are no where to be found.
M - Snowshoe is medium-light bodied with a sharp carbonation bite to the finish. Metallic and watery.
D - Disappointing. A New Glarus that fails to deliver and leaves me feeling ripped off. Totally lacking in every regard, I wonder whats wrong with this bottle as the consensus shows it's not as bad overall as I have experienced. It's drinkable just fine cause there really isn't much there besides a mineral taste with few malts. Meh.
12-09-2009 23:50:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
2.9/5 rDev -20.3%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear with a hue of hazelnut brown that shows a strong carbonation of big bubbles racing to the surface. There is a spongy light tan head that pushes up big bubbles before fading to a thin film.
S- This beer has a pretty cleans smell with soft notes of green noble hops coming through and a faint raw grain note at the finish.
T- This beer has a dry biscuit malt note at the beginning followed by a soft bitter noble hop finish with some pine hop qualities to it. There was a soft dry pale malt and sulfur note that lingered briefly after the finish.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a dry crisp texture.
D- The finish of this beer reminded me of a light American Lager and that got in the way of the biscuit malt and bitterness from the hops. Even those flavors were a bit one dimensional. This beer seemed out of place as a winter seasonal aswell.
03-13-2008 18:53:31 | More by rhoadsrage
3/5 rDev -17.6%
Appearance - Medium/dark reddish-brown. Appears clear. Short, but persistent off-white head.
Smell - Not very powerful, but what's there is pretty pleasant. Light caramel malt and faint hoppiness.
Taste - Opens with quite light caramel malt. Finishes with a heavy dose of hops. Hops too strongly outweighs the malt for my taste in this one. Lingering aftertaste not entirely pleasant.
Mouthfeel - Medium.
Drinkability - New Glarus is a good beer company that produces some great beers, but none I can recall that are as hoppy as this. Some might find that a nice change of pace. I don't much care for the taste of this one, though.
11-12-2009 04:59:21 | More by scaliasux
Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.