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Snowshoe Red Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Snowshoe Red AleSnowshoe Red Ale

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 18
Gots: 14 | 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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Ratings: 452 | Reviews: 168
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3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown longneck poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer is red/amber with a fairly thick beige head. It has pretty decent lacing.

It has an aroma of malts/grains and a bit of something vegetal.

Taste is slightly sweet with a caramel & biscuit notes from the malts. There is a bit of alcohol heat which surprises me as I can’t remember any NG beer having that. There is some red apple and crackers taste mid-glass.

The mouth is standard, with a bit substance.

Not a bad beer, but there are a lot of NG beers I like better. Reviewed while listing to Cow Girl in the Sand by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I think this beer is a little underrated by BA , and I think it is because the final product is definitely bigger/better than the sum of the parts. Definitely malt forward with just a enough bitterness to add some character and nice streak of hoppy fruitiness to be interesting and enjoyable. But the malt is the driver, toasty and heavier than that. It carries a nice winter vibe to it. Even a bit hearty for a milder and easier drinking beer. Bigger carbonation than typical gives is a beefier feel even though the base is lighter than moderate. Darker amber color moving towards browns. Tan head. Aroma is a tad of sweet water and glimmer of fresh green hops, but a base of toasted malt.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a New Glarus 20th Anniversary Pilsner glass.

The beer pours a nice red amber color, hues of copper and light brown, a little hazy but fairly clear with a soft, bone colored head that vanishes quickly and leaves no lace behind. The aroma is of soft malt, noble, earthy hops, a touch of brown sugar and caramel, but the soft grain really dominates. The flavors are in line with the nose, lots of soft grain, gentle hops, brown sugar but with less caramel, the grains take even more precedence. The body is bubbly, lively, good carbonation, coats the mouth well with a lightly dry finish that feels a bit out of place.

Verdict: A remarkably unremarkable beer from New Glarus. It's about as middle of the road as it comes, certainly quaffable, but nothing to write home about. It's gentle, it's simple, but unfortunately it's just a bit weak. It doesn't drum up any excitement for the season, nor provide any warming or boisterous qualities that a stout or barleywine might showcase during winter.

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A: Pours a clear amber with a nice off-white head.

S: Bready European malt and yeast in the nose. A hint of citrus and grassiness.

T: Doughy, muted caramel sweetness, mild leafiness, toasted grain.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A decent showcase of the malts used, but not much beyond that. Might as well drink Uff-da if you want something in the same vein but better.

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Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
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