Snow Melt Winter Ale | East End Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
eastendbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
SNOW MELT WINTER WARMER DEBUT:
The first day of Winter is December 21st, but we can start melting the frost sooner than that - time for the first East End Winter Warmer - or should I say AMERICAN Winter Warmer. SNOW MELT is a Mahogany-red ale with a unique malt character, and a bright pine-ey hop flavor, unusual for a beer of this style, but seasonally appropriate none the less.Clocking in at 7% and guaranteed to clear the fog from your glasses, this one's debuting at Growler Hours next week (Dec 14th), and you can keep an eye out for it around town shortly after that.

Added by WVbeergeek on 11-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,080
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
147
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark ruby pour with thin tan head. Heavy lacing. Aroma lacking. Slightly smoke malt flavor with chocolate malt. Hoppy on the end. Medium body with low carbonation. A bit oily. Not your normal warmer.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Super malty - elements of peat and smoked malt, a little boozey phenol finish, perhaps a little too unrefined on the follow through for me but otherwise solid beer

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Photo of 57md
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an earthy brown with ruby edges and a half finger of head. The nose is straight-up bread. The most prominent note in the flavor profile is maple syrup on toast. A touch of Christmas spice pokes out on the finish.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying the Snow Melt at Redbeards in Downtown Pittsburgh. It poured a hazy dark amber with off white head that is leaving some lace. The scent hints of toffee. The taste carried coffee and some semi sweet chocolate. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of rypkr
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kercnat21
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dszok
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manny1909
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mcwalkeramy1
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BobbyW1004
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trygelski1
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler purchased fresh today being drank out of a tulip glass:

Look: Pours an awesome dark brown/ruby red with about an inch of head with lacing present.

Smell: Chocolate, toffee, a slight aroma of hops, coffee, and roast also present.

Taste: Roastiness, chocolate, coffee, and hints of hops throughout.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is hands down my favorite winter warmer and favorite East End brew next to Joe Melt which is this very same beer but its infused with coffee. Nicknamed the jaeger of beers for a reason as the ABV sneaks up on you. East End went hoppy instead of the traditional spicy winter beers. This thing definitely warms you up! I recommend getting out there and grabbing a growler of this if you can!

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Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barflybastard
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robgage
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of slasich
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dogleg
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Snow Melt Winter Ale from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 147 ratings