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Snowshoe Red Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 17
Gots: 9 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Thedrizzle, Jun 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

dtomes, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

beersdmf17, May 30, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a clear amber, with nice frothy head of slightly off-white bubbles. Attractive tree-line lace.

Nose is caramel malts and grains. Little more to say there.

Taste is malty up front, with plenty of toasty caramel notes. There's a hint of fruit and citrus in there, adding some brightness to the flavor. Followthrough is lightly bittered by the hops, but it's quite subtle.

Overall a pleasant and very enjoyable, even top-tier amber in my book.

secondtooth, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

vizzionman, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

larryarms847, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

robear, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

neckbracesub, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

dexterk1, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Dicers, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

ethanmc12, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

majorbase2, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ackeeper, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

OnWisconsin, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Riik3, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

stucat, Apr 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

CurtisLoew, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

tyleeis, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

carlmoberg, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Norseman, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Hendrick24, Apr 19, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -6.3%

12 oz bottle with a 0034 date....that would be January 3, 2014. Not super fresh, but I think it'll work just fine.

A: Poured into a pint glass. Deep brown/red, clear beer. Lots of bubbles coming up the middle form a toffee colored head that's approximately one finger. It's dense with good retention.

S: Lots of malts and dark fruit on the nose. Bit of alcohol and spicy hops present as well. Pretty luscious fruit, actually. Decent smell.

T: Roasty, nutty malt flavor up front. Pick up some of those dark fruits in the middle. Ends with a slightly spicy hop note along with a metallic twang.

M: Really smooth and easy drinking. Carbonation isn't as abrasive as it looks. Medium body.

O: Reminds me of Lagunitas Censored, but less fruity and a bit more spicy. Pretty average red ale.

TTAmod, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

boshog77, Apr 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Kyrojack, Apr 17, 2014
Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.