Snowshoe White | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Snowshoe WhiteSnowshoe White

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ccrida on 05-24-2012

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Donkster46
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of J_Dub
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of eire
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BltByKrmn
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Alright, so I've had this several times, think its time to say something on this one.
Many times out of a mug and many times out of a pint glass.
The appearance every time was a hazy golden to orange color with a thick soft one and a half finger white head. Lacing likes to speckle and smooth out after dissipation of the head.
The smell had a nice coriander spice with yeasty/bready notes. Light citrus comes in for a nice balance.
The taste was sweet citrus, light spice, light yeasty/breadiness all balanced into one.
The mouthfeel was slightly sharp over my tongue, sat fairly light on the body and carried a fairly decent breadiness to smooth things out a bit.
Overall, this one is a go-to witbier for me in Alaskan Summers. Though awesome in the Summer, MS probably could scale back the production of this during Autumn through Winter, just my opinion.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can to mug, the appearance was a murky pale light orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Light stringy foamy lace ran around the glass.
The aroma had some sweet wheat, coriander/maybe light clove, light vanilla and a sturdy citrusy pulpiness. Belgian yeasty/breadiness came about nicely.
The flavor was substantially sweet with a blend of the wheat to the citrus. Belgian yeastiness plays good part here, but somewhat fainter. Aftertaste was the Belgian yeast and coriander.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a pretty good sessionable sort of feel to it. Carbonation played lightly along my tongue. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, pretty nice witbier that I would have again if I could get it.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a weisse vase, the beer is a bright, hazy, straw coloring with a ton of carbonation bubbling clinging to the glass, and a tall, foamy, bubbly, white head. Nose of toasted grains, heavy coriander spice, ginger highlights, orange rind, banana, and some floral notes. Flavors are roasted and toasty forward, with a bready backbone supporting a solid spice blend of coriander, cinnamon, and nutmeg balancing with fruity notes of orange, apple, and banana. Effervesced, light bodied, with a fruit cake-like aftertaste. Light, crisp finish, with a decent spice linger. Good beer.

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Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of WMEugene
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: light gold hue with a touch of haze and a finger of frothy white foam with OK retention. Not too bad.

Smell: aroma is wheaty and floral, but overall not terribly complex. Decent, but I'd like a lot more.

Taste: wheaty malt flavor with lots of spicing; coriander and orange peel to the front. Actually, a touch of sourness would make this a pretty good gose, but as a witbier it is merely good and not great.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and very full creaminess. I love it.

Overall: tasty enough and quite drinkable; a perfectly serviceable witbier.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, Belgian yeast, some citrus, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some breadiness from flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of citrus and spices come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices within the style.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a half-pint glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: Hazy, bright yellow. White head.

S: Yeasty and delicious. Delicate. Some tart funk and wheaty citrus.

T: It's okay. Light, slightly spicy. Coriander? Aftertaste is brief, kinda bitter. Spicy but not dry. There's a kind of 'off' taste of plastic or artificiality that could be the spice.

M: Barely tart. Refreshing.

O: Good but not great. Would have again, infrequently.

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Photo of DelMontiac
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Flown in from Anchorage, AK by a buddy that promised me AK beer and Copper River salmon. He made good on both. Poured from a 12oz can into my Eskimo Joe's Weizen glass.

Surprisingly, Snow Shoe pours a very pale and crystal clear straw color with a couple of fingers of pure white head which fizzles down pretty quickly. I was expecting a golden cloudy witbier. No lace to speak of. Not a looker.

Nose brings in very sweet and slightly spicey apple, malt, and grain. That Belgian yeast and corriander dominate.

Flavors ring with sweet sugary pale malt, wheat berries, straw, corriander, and faint orange. All pretty subdued.

This over-filtered witbier is a bit thin and watery when compared to most any in the same style. Carbonation it good. Very crisp.

High drinkability and low abv make Snow Shoe a good beer to "cool off" with after working outdoors in the sun or as a downshift after stronger full bodied brews. Not bad, but a bit lackluster even for this style.

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Photo of itracy63
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly hazy straw amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patchy foam and ring around the glass. Aroma of bready wheat malt, light citrus, coriander and Belgian yeast; slightly tart. Flavor is semi-sweet wheat, coriander, mild Belgian yeast; finishes with very light wheat and coriander, light hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Hits all the witbier flavor notes, but the finish is somewhat abrupt and doesn't quite support the spicing. A satisfactory wit, but not quite up to other domestic versions.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass the beer was gold in color with a faint haze. There was a modest white head.

Aroma was outdoors, grassy. Faint citrus and faint spice.

A little more to the taste. Wheat, lemon, pepper, and coriander.

Light and refreshing.

A modest beer, neither overwhelming nor underwhelming.

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Photo of arvidkoval
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Hazy yellow-orange, no head at all.

S- Belgian yeast esters

T- More belgian yeast and a wheat flavor, hint of some orange pee.

F- Smooth mouthfeel.

O- Okay Wit, very drinkable.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeg67
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz Can. Pours hazy-golden with tall, foamy, white head. Aroma is of yeast, wheat malt, spices and citrus. Body is medium and creamy. Taste is of Belgian yeast, wheat malt, coriander and citrus. Finish is long and spicy. Nice, refreshing brew white ale.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Snowshoe White from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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