Snow Beast Winter Ale
Kinkaider Brewing Co.

Snow Beast Winter AleSnow Beast Winter Ale
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Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #84
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,917
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 15.94%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
20
From:
Kinkaider Brewing Co.
 
Nebraska, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
85
Very Good
Snow Beast Winter AleSnow Beast Winter Ale
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Photo of Drak-Nib
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

They say vanilla, cinnamon, malt can be found lurking in the unexplored regions of this beer. Like other cryptids we’ve encountered, this brew tantalizes, with each flavor allowing itself to be briefly sensed before disappearing behind the next flavor. There’s an interesting point-counterpoint between the sweeter vanilla and harsher spice/malt flavors. Rather harsh finish, which ain’t good. I drank the second one from a glass, and the finish was much smoother. 2018/01/12

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Photo of Harrison8
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep bronze brown with a finger of off-white head. Head retention is okay with fair lacing. Aroma is spices, caramel, molasses, and toasted and nutty malts. Flavor profile is just as sweet and sugary with powerful notes of caramel, molasses, and toffee. Toasted and nutty malts present as well. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a smooth consistency. Overall, a flavorful sugar bomb of a winter warmer. Lots of sweet, winter goodness in the aroma and flavor profile, but it may be too focused on the sweet for some.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark caramel color with a 1 finger head.

Amazing nose of vanilla, gingerbread, maple, and circus peanut.

Flavor falls flat though, Kinkaider - they're getting better, but it's not quite there. Some of the nose is in the flavor, but faint enough that I can probably attribute that to the nose playing catch with the tastebuds. Caramel and soda water up the middle. A finish of nuttiness and stale barley.

Feel is pretty decent, but still rather thin for my liking.

Glad I didn't have to buy this one and someone offered it to me. Snow Beast is headed in the right direction, but Kinkaider still hasn't made a decent beer.

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Snow Beast Winter Ale from Kinkaider Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 20 ratings