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Pray For Snow | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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3.63/5
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236 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by cbarrett4 on 12-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,388
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
236
pDev:
12.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of DucksFan16
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, 01/27/2017.

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Photo of BB1313
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/16/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy and cloudy auburn with a big chunky tan head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and very sticky lacing. The aromas are very nice and malt forward. Tons of caramel and toffee. Hints of chocolate along with some dark fruits. Some black cherry is there. The malts shine. The flavors basically follow the nose with a hop bite. Not much hop flavor, but solid hop bitterness. Mild hints of pine and citrus in the mix. The malts still shine and steal the show. More caramel and toffee along with some chocolate. More cherry notes along with some raisins. Dark fruits are there. Bittersweet, but slightly on the sweeter side. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy and slightly creamy. Smooth stuff.

This is a very nice winter ale. It's similar to a scotch ale with a hop bite. It's still a malt bomb despite the hops. Very enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of Asics
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/30/2016. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red/brownish color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, citrus peel, pepper, and pine; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, cherry, herbal, floral, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt and moderate citrus/earthy/pine hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, citrus peel, pepper, and pine; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, cherry, herbal, floral, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light chocolate/cocoa, herbal, floral, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt and moderate citrus/earthy/pine hop flavors; with a nice malt bitterness balance; light lingering hop astringency after the finish, but not overwhelming. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, bready/grainy/creamy, and slightly chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden; a mild warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good american strong ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt and moderate citrus/earthy/pine hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the lingering hop astringency. Really aggressive/resinous on bitterness, but still has nice malt balance. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of JimPottNY
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap, east coast, so it may have traveled a bit. Doesn't make me think strong ale. Amber-dark, medium feel up front, little roast, good brown ale mid. Finish has some caramel/ almost chocolate.

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Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle:

Pours dark, slightly hazed copper with a fluffy tan lasting head. Frothy lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel/toffee with dark fruit (plum) and an earthy tone.

The taste is of sweet caramel/toffee (hint of chocolate?) sweetness balanced by a bitterness that almost clashes in the initial taste. I like the malt profile here and can appreciate the balance, though here it might be a bit much for what the brew is, and puts a bit of a dent in it. In-between scores for the taste, I'll go with the higher of the two scores I have in mind for it.

Although alcohol does show, it is malty smooth and holds a medium body.

The malt flavor is very good. I love hops and appreciate the balance to keep it from being too sweet, but here the bitter flavor detracts a bit. Still, it's a decent brew. It has some "winter" character. It's nice, but not a winter go-to brew for me.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
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 sposter4
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quesophresco
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pianoguy
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. No bottling info

Pours a nearly solid brown body that's slightly hazy.Off white head produced minimal retention with decent thin lacing.

Smell is malt forward and boozy. I'm getting, grain, booze, nuts, a tiny bit of hops. (in that order) There is also a slight butterscotch sweetness that increases as it warms.

Maybe a little more malt forward then the smell. Really benefits from warming !

Average to thin feel. Perhaps a little too thin for being so malt forward of an offering...

A decent winter ale. Although not my favorite I wouldn't kick it out of my glass. Really benefits from warming...

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Photo of greencovesteve
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly muddled crimson with a thin khaki head. Smells of sweet caramel malt and mulling spices. Tastes of fig and slightly burnt caramel malts and bread. Medium thin body with a sticky feel afterwards, and finishes a little too bitter for the style (for me). Overall, a decent winter warmer, but couldn't have multiples in one sitting. Cheers!

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Photo of ZAP
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L-Dark reddish brown

S-Fresh floral hops up front....light toffee

T-Pretty hop forward....piney/tart citrus blend of hop flavor and a malt bill strong on the burnt malts, raisins, and dates.

M-Medium bodied....bitter on the finish.

O-Not a huge fan of this one. It just seems too one sided on the bitterness and lacks enjoyable flavors for me.

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Photo of AD17
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with an almost yellowish head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor had caramel, burnt sugar, and plenty of spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom). Decent bite to it from spice. Full bodied and well carbonated. The spices grow to be a little intense, but only a little. Overall this is a decent spiced brew.

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Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 236 ratings
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