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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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Lewdd, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Hopsiam14, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

purppy, Feb 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

JellyJacket, Feb 16, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no date into pint glass

Look is a clear amber, slighly dark, small head with good lace. Smell is warm sugary malts, wheat, barley. Taste is wheaty, with some amber-tasting malts, some slight roasty flavor, touch of fishy hops at the end...

Second NG beer that has disappointed (cherry stout was the other). Still, not a bad beer (like cherry stout was).

jimmah120, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

BRD14, Feb 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Nachos4two, Feb 06, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Amber ale brings...and Amber color!! 2 full fingers of white head. dissipates slowly. Very nice lacing covers glass to top. Tiny little bubbles trickle from bottom. Head never completely dissipates.

S - Carmel and roasted nuts. Malt. Froth.

T - Frothy carmel. German hops. leaves a small bite of crispness. Carbonation hits the back of the throat at the very end.

M - Frothy but feels a bit thin.

O- Its alright. German hops are prominent. Smooth brew but a slight bite at the end. I dont think i would purchase this again tho.

weonfire, Feb 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

MooseBoose, Feb 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Hawkharvs, Jan 30, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle served in a Haymarket Goblet. Thanks to BeerMeFitz for the extra!

A: Pours a clear ruby color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a rocky collar that leaves some sticky, soapy lace.

S: Light caramel malt body with some light piney hops and some spiced Euro-style hops.

T: Light caramel malt. Some bready sweetness and some light fruity hops. A little spiced grassy hops reminiscent of German style hops as well with a sweet finish.

M: Medium to light bodied. Medium low carbonation with a sweet, malty finish.

O: I liked the addition of the European hops to this (Scandinavian after reading the label). I wished it was a little more malty, but overall it was nice.

Treebs, Jan 27, 2013
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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.

MattyG85, Jan 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a HUGE, off-white, frothy head with great persistence and a good amount of lacing. Soft, sweet malt with a touch of floral hops in the nose. Stunning ruby color. Starts with a surprising bitterness, then drops into a deep malt, which somehow intensifies and blends with a touch of floral hops for a truly epic finish.

Wow, this is great. It's like two malt finishes in one.

TheSSG, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.