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Snowshoe Red Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 16
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Settle in with Wisconsin's Snowshoe Ale. This beer is brewed with a blend of American and German malts. We also infuse generous amounts of hops from Slovenia and the Great Pacific Northwest to add a special note of warmth for your winter evening's enjoyment.

Expect this beer to be a beautiful copper-red, with a fruity ale body and a spiced hop finish. Then sit back and rejoice in the season because it's these Wisconsin winters that keep the whiners out.

(Beer added by: Winter on 03-31-2002)
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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

BEERWOLF1951, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of ChadQuest
2.3/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

ChadQuest, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of steve8robin
2.33/5  rDev -36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

steve8robin, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of ibashmuck
2.6/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

ibashmuck, Jul 11, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

falconxman, Feb 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Nachos4two, Feb 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Hopstout, Mar 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

mfl620ks, Feb 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Satan70, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 09, 2009
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2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Mar 13, 2008
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of scaliasux
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

scaliasux, Nov 12, 2009
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Yellolab2010, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

derryd, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

drdiesel9483, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

BuckettOfBeer, Dec 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

smartassboiler, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

harrylee773, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

FullObs, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

TastyIsBeer, Mar 05, 2013
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Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.