Pray For Snow | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
10barrel.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cbarrett4 on 12-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Metal_N_Brew
4.92/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of NWbyNW_Brew
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wilfonzo
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFlern
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of BreePedersen
4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ordybill
4.48/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a dark brown amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is heavy malt with some biscuit and caramel thrown in for good measure. The taste is similar to the nose and has a nice sweet malt taste with some noticeable alcohol. An Outstanding beer

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Photo of MIrvine
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paoloboston
4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bookseeb
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a dark brown copper color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving patchy lace. Smell of dark specialty malts, dark fruits with a light sweetness. Taste has a rich flavor of the dark fruits, strong malt backbone with a touch of hops to offset the sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and slick. A very nice strong ale thats an easy sipper on the coldest days.

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Photo of claybob43
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rothobinide
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This "Winter Ale" is a solid seasonal entry - rich and flavorful with a decent bit of alcohol burn, despite not being terribly high ABV. Friend who shared it with me swore it was 11% but no, only 7%. Flavor bill could use some tweaking to mask that apparent alcohol burn.

Not the best I have ever had but I would definitely try it again.

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Photo of alexrichman
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6-pack from Zupans in PDX for $7.99, I've been wanting to try this one and the price was right.

A> Beautiful looking beer, maybe the best retention I've ever seen in a beer. The lacing just hangs out all over the place. I poured this beer 45 minutes ago and there's still a lot of lacing.... wow.

S> Really strong hops up front, a subtle sourness perhaps from the overwhelming assertiveness of the hops, and a the malt peeks through just a bit. Nice boquet.

T> Dark fruits (think fig), brown sugar/carmel, a bit of wood/smokiness, and then of course the hops which taste lively and exhibit flavors of tangerine and citrus. The hops are strong and certainly aren't content to stand in the background. This one has quite a unique flavor.

M> This beer is a treat for the mouth, thick from malt and the excess of resins from the hops. It just feels right in your mouth.

O> A fine winter ale that is clearly for lovers of craft brew. Indeed this is perhaps the best representation of an Oregon winter ale that I've had this year. The brewers do not hold back for this brew, you can tell that their focus was to make an amazing brew first and then worry about the cost second. It's a refreshing change of pace that makes for a truly enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Nage37
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of throwerbri
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of rybobales
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Sirwootalot
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Received as an anonymous christmas gift from someone wonderful in Oregon; I'll be reviewing the entirety of the magical bounty provided.

Poured into a big, thick bavarian Stein (too lazy to wash last night's 22 oz pilsner glass). It produces a robust and near-invincible head, with a strangely appealing "wet" aroma to it. Right away, you notice how chewy it is - an absolute cloying wallop of roasted toffee flavor deep-throats your mouth, followed by notes of burning alcohol, fresh-grated nutmeg, and apricot. The hops lend more to the aftertaste and the mouthfeel than they do the flavor; there's a slightly astringent, cottony note to them.

This bad boy goes down so dangerously easy, and while the utter lack of balance in the malt might put off some, it's kind of my favorite thing ever. Don't mind me, I'm just gonna keep this allllll to myself for now...

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Photo of MadeInOregon
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big two finger off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A bready and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with a scent of biscuit and caramel. Bready malt scent of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, toast, and nuts with some yeast. Subtle hints of earthy hops and dark fruit. A solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and sweet malt forward taste with notes of biscuit and caramel. Upfront bready malt notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, toast, and nuts along with yeast. Light earthy hop bitterness. Subtle undertones of dark fruit. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid Winter Warmer. Nice biscuit and caramel malt notes.

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Photo of Aerol
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BFCarr
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An almost stout IPA. Pours dark brown with a thick head. Smells of fruit and chocolate. Taste is blend of stout and ipa. Feel is smooth, less ipa harsh. Overall, worth a taste.

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Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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