Snow Glare | Breckenridge Brewery

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Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of PA-hunter
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6% abv

Appearance- Dark yellow, Thin but course bubbled white head, Hazy.

Smell- Wheat, ample hops of a grapefruit aroma.

Taste- Wheat malt up front, grainy, shredded wheat. Becoming quite citrus tasting, grapefruit and orange notes. Bitter hop kick finish that is sharp, ending with a peppery bite.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- Wheat plus hops equals this beer. Combines both in a simple equation. Nothing complicated just the mix. Showcases a hoppy wheat ale well.

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Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Somewhat hazy with a nice white head, this beer looks nice. Hoppy with citrus and dank on the nose,this really has that IPA nose although billed as a hoppy wheat ale. The difference comes in the flavor which is hoppy but still retains a nice wheat ending and is quite clean. For me this type of wheat ale really works. It’s clean and easy to drink with nice medium carbonation. Not a lot of lingering bitterness. I may like this better than most, it’s pretty well put together.

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Photo of GroggyKindawild
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This Beer surprised me ! I was sampling a flight and this won hands down. I'm a hoppy kinda guy and this was a nice change to the typical piney IPAs.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Breckenridge Brewery "Snow Glare"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "05B25B18 0824"
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I poured this and walked away, and upon returning now I'm quite impressed with the head retention. I've still got a two-finger thick cap of rocky, and creamy, off-white foam and where it has dropped there's lots of thick, sticky lacing. The body is a hazy deep gold, and it looks a bit like a golden hefeweizen (think Weihenstephaner). The aroma is citrusy but not bold, nor particularly of any specific fruit. If I had to go with one I'd say orange. There's a hint of spice and some cracker-like malt as well. Let's see what the flavor brings... similar as expected. The citrus is soft and melds well with the sweetish and mildly wheaty malt. Again, it's not real distinct in terms of fruit, but I get the impression of orange, lemon, and perhaps a hint of grapefruit. The spice remains, and it's very subtle. I wonder what yeast they've used... am I getting some clove in there as well? It's not that bitter at all, just minimally, but that light spiciness helps to dry it in the finish. Overall I think it's quite nice. It's delicate but still flavorful, and very easy to drink. What's the ABV? Wow! 6%, I wasn't expecting that, it feels more like a 4.8 percenter with its light-medium body and gently crisp carbonation. That makes it a little bit dangerous. I'd gladly have another one of these but two might get me a little loopy. Or not, now that I think of it 6% ABV isn't that bad. My point is that it's bigger than it seems. Very nicely balanced and rounded, and well worth trying.

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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snow Glare brewed by Breckenridge Brewery, with an ABV of 6.00% This American Pale Wheat Ale pours out a semi Cloudy amber color with a nice thick white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, earthy grains and malts. You also pick up on hints of citrus in the smell as well. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with hop bitterness, and mild citrus sweetness. You also pick up on a nice amount of earthy grains and malts in the taste as well. The body is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in Snow Glare, it is just that smooth. This brew would go nice on a winter day or dinner. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Snow Glare a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Breckenridge Brewery, did a real nice job with American Pale Wheat Ale.

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Photo of arussolcsw
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Snow Glare from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 9 ratings