The First Snow Ale | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

The First Snow AleThe First Snow Ale
BA SCORE
3.61/5
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
Ranking:
#35,760
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
198
pDev:
13.57%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Mojo
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> World Market tulip.

This beer pours up a medium cloudy amber with a one finger off white head, some retention, and plenty of spotty lacing left behind. Smell is cinnamon, honey, and yeast. Taste is very dry with a kind of spicy finish and a yeasty taste. Mouthfeel is sort of unappealing. Not horrible, but not my type of beer either.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of hosehead83
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Murky orange/gold in color, with a decent head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Spicy orange note
Taste-Coriander, orange, honey, faint cinnamon and nutmeg as it warms. Refreshing and easy-drinking for a winter warmer. Would go nicely on a mild South Carolina winter day. Worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Damian74
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.
A- Pours a coppery amber color. 2 finger white head, little retention. Little lacing.

S- Light toasted malts aroma mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove

T- Toasted malts , cinnamon, caramel malt, clove and nutmeg.

M- Carbonation is good, Spices is what comes out of this beer.

O- Not a bad beer will have again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark orangish amber with a thin lacing of off white head that has little retention

S - pie spice, bread, nutmeg, cinnamon

T - nutmeg, cinnamon, bread, pie crust, all spice

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a decent brew. If there was a hint of pumpkin here it would make an excellent beer. There pie spices and crust-like bready notes are pretty damn good. I really liked this beer for it's drinkability and it's spice character. A few of these will definitely warm you up in the late autumn.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Daktah
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden/amber color with noticeable carbonation and a moderate head that left little lacing. First smell is grain mixed with a healthy dose of spices that are more common in fall seasonal/pumpkin beers. Still a nice smell, just more pronounced than I expected. Taste brings more of the same spice, plus a little hop bite and a touch of citrus sweetness. Very balanced and not overly sweet though. The mouthfeel in this one was interesting - overall I'd say medium-bodied, but it had a bit of grittiness to it that added some heft. This beer, like a lot of the RJ Rockers offerings, went done very easily - the combination of carbonation, mouthfeel, and overall balance makes these beers very smooth.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really well attenuated beer. Quite a tall head on a typicial pour, tall as in at least half the glass. Clear amber and decent carbonation.
Aroma is malty and spices.
Taste is pale malts with caramel sweetness. Spicey flavor similar to pumpkin spice. perhaps some ginger, perhaps some orange peel (that could be suggestive). The spice is more subdued then you would find in a pumpkin beer and balance well with the light malts.
Aside from the really tall head this is a pretty solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

The First Snow Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 198 ratings
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