The First Snow Ale | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
198 Ratings
The First Snow AleThe First Snow Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
rjrockers.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hearty American pale ale contains a rich blend of spices that warms the soul on a cold winter's night. Chill the mug, stoke the fire, and savor this quality seasonal brew. Available only during the Winter season.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 10-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.7%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Photo of maxwellyourtheman
1.59/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tastes like bad cough medicine.

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of StarSAELS
2.4/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I don't get it. Maybe I've been spoiled by other, stronger-tasting "winter" brews, but I find this offering boring (just like the Bell Ringer).

Color's nice -- and promising -- but the enjoyment takes a dive from there. I get a light carbonation tingle on the tongue, and the body's okay (light, I think). But the flavor's all nutmeg... maybe a little cinnamon. At least the alcohol is working. Another Rockers brew I'm mostly disappointed by.

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Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of drpimento
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Best part was the smell. Poured with a small to medium sized, fine, off white that settled down to a ring after a bit and no lace. Color is a hazy pumpkin pie amber (which is a nice coincidence the same spices used to brew with) with some bubble trails. Aroma is mainly those spices, beer, and later a little funk. Flavor is likewise, but without much malt to balance, which also proly leads to my view that the body is a bit light too although good carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of average length for a spice beer. I'm not finishing mine. Wish I had some cheese or something to neutralize my mouth.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of DaPan
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.77/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aroma of malt, spice, citrus, faint hops. Taste spicey cinnamon, nutmeg, bready malt. Harsh bitter hop and spice in the flavor. Couple dots and bits of lace. Medium body. Soft, kind of smooth carbonation of moderate strength. Ok!

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of kindestcut
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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