Snow Beast Winter Ale
Kinkaider Brewing Co.

Snow Beast Winter AleSnow Beast Winter Ale
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From:
Kinkaider Brewing Co.
 
Nebraska, United States
Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #45
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,729
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 15.46%
Ratings:
21
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 12, 2021
Added:
Nov 23, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
SCORE
87
Very Good
Snow Beast Winter AleSnow Beast Winter Ale
Notes: None
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3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Savan from Minnesota

Faint smell of cinnamon and toasted malt, pours with week head that quickly dissipates leaving a gorgeous red-brown elixir. Med- light mouth feel. I'd be pleased even if I had paid for the beer.Not bad, Cheers!

Jan 12, 2021
 
2.71 by Try-em-all from Missouri on Dec 27, 2019
 
4.07 by Tbulling from Nebraska on Nov 12, 2019
 
3.92 by socon67 from New York on Nov 08, 2019
 
3.36 by Myboymi from Kansas on Oct 19, 2019
 
3.83 by Bear1964 from Nebraska on Nov 28, 2018
 
3.37 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota on Nov 25, 2018
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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Drak-Nib from Nebraska

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

Nov 19, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jimbob-gbr from Nebraska

Great winter beer. Malty sweet up front with vanilla and cinnamon to finish. Doesn't taste of 7.3 abv

Nov 11, 2018
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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Rtmfolife from Nebraska

This is one of the most best in its class 2018 is stronger 7.3 an more cinamon notes must try if you havent .

Oct 24, 2018
 
4.94 by BeerFire from Nebraska on Jan 23, 2018
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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Errk1987 from Nebraska

Delicious 7% that you cannot taste the alcohol. The vanilla and cinnamon notes reminded me of roasted marshmellows.

Jul 24, 2017
 
3.75 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Mar 31, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Harrison8 from Missouri

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.

Mar 19, 2017
 
4.48 by Aoyoc from Nebraska on Dec 22, 2016
 
3.81 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska on Dec 13, 2016
 
4.37 by RDW from Nebraska on Dec 10, 2016
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3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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.

Nov 28, 2016
 
4.16 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Nov 27, 2016
 
3.38 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Nov 27, 2016
 
3.75 by Miami66 from Nebraska on Nov 23, 2016
Snow Beast Winter Ale from Kinkaider Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 21 ratings