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Snowshoe Red Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 18
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: Winter on 03-31-2002

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a copper color with a relatively stable two finger head but poor lacing. Medium body and carbonation levels. Smells and tastes of a simple yet clean-cut combination of bready / caramel malts and a light floral garnish. Although it has the typical New Glarus stream-lined cleanliness, this approach backfires somewhat in the category of an amber ale, because it creates a typical, boring, average brew with nothing in particular to distinguish it from other offerings on the market.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe at Easter dinner, thanks! Beer served in a snifter.

Beer is amber / red and clear with small bubbles and a little lacing, off white / tan head, nice retention.

Aroma is weak but has all the classic hallmarks of a red ale, mild and sweet. A little malt, simple. No hops.

Beer is medium in body with a nice finish, overall this is a fine local red but there is nothing interesting or special about it at all. It is just a malty, unhoppy, sweet, medium beer with a clean finish. I'd have it again if I find myself in WI and it is on draft with nothing else to drink otherwise I think I'll just skip it.

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to BeerFMAndy for getting a box of New Glarus out to me. Served in a New Glarus taster glass.

Pours a nice reddish-amber with an off-white head. Pretty good retention but not much lace on the way down. The nose has some soft bready and amber malt with some light citrus hop notes coming through afterward. Flavor is fairly subdued, but easy-drinking, with a combination of bready malt and American hops. Medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

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3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is mostly clear, appearing honey orange colored. The aroma is mild, with only hints of lightly sweetened malt and perhaps a touch of fruity biscuits. The flavor is fruity and malty. Decent. Light bodied and fairly creamy. Overall, this was ok.

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Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.