Snow Cap
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States
Winter Warmer
3.51 | pDev: 14.25%
Mar 18, 2023
Nov 11, 2001
Notes: Deep mahogany in color, our full-bodied winter warmer is brewed in the spirit of British winter ales. Crafted with a flurry of roasted chocolate and caramel malts, and generously hopped, it delivers a smooth finish that makes this beer the perfect cold weather companion.
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Rated: 3.59 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by RedBalloon from Washington

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle dated 10/21/20 poured into a Teku on 11/28/20.

Pours a thin, less than .5" light tan head. Dark amber, mostly opaque with translucent edges.

Malty aromas reminiscent of a scotch ale: dried cherry, cola, and caramel.

Sweet cola, dried cherry, and slightly boozy flavors. Slightly leathery and metallic.

Sticky and thin mouthfeel. Not very effervescent, but not flat either. Light-bodied.

Not bad. The flavors and aromas are good, but nothing exceptional. A scotch ale would be a better choice, but it's worth trying.
Dec 13, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: Dark brown but ruby-red when held to light with a frothy off-white head that holds well and slowly recedes, leaving sticky lacing on the glass
Aroma: Freshly baked brown bread, toffee, dried dark fruit – prunes and raisins, some nutmeg, and earthy and spicy hop notes as well
Taste: Toffee, spices, and dried dark fruit up front and quickly joined by a huge bready malt presence. Earthy and spicy hops weave in and out of the picture as well and finally closes out with dark fruit and bread – almost a fruitcake-like taste
Mouthfeel: Full, fairly smooth outside of the hop notes, medium-high carbonation, and a little dryness on the finish
Overall: I dig it. A great tasting and balanced malty winter warmer that really hits the spot on a cold night (or day, we BA-ers don’t judge). I’ve been drinking this for years and it continues to be good and is always welcome in the beer fridge during its release. Malty, a little hoppy, and delicious
Dec 05, 2020
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Jul 24, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by ghasting from Washington

3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pleasant reddish brown color. Drinks fairly smoothly, slthough the finish does give an abrupt change to the hops flavor - this beer has a wide spread in the reviews this may be the reason. The malt flavor is a little sweet, to be expected with a dark malt. Definite chocolate overtones which were pleasant. ABV at 7.0% is a little high for me, but it is intended to be a "warmer."

All in all a good effort. Recommended.
Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 2.36 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 25, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

Jan 11, 2019
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
[Original rating 2012-11-03] Pours clear dark red with a tall tan head. Aroma is malty, cherry. Taste is pretty much hthe same with a little sweetness, some spicy hops in the finish. Palate is a little thin for the style.
Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 3.21 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by Dschamp from Oregon

Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by keng1343 from Colorado

Jan 07, 2017
Rated: 3.28 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

Jan 05, 2017
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle:

Pours slightly hazed mahogany with a lasting tan head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of caramel/toffee, with some chocolate and a subtle earthy spicing.

The taste is of caramel, some nuts. Some bread and dark fruit (raisins) grow as it approaches the finish. Warming alcohol in the malty, but balanced, finish.

It is on the fuller side of medium. Long. warming finish lasts on the palate.

A very nice example of a classic English winter warmer.
Jan 05, 2017
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