Snowshoe Red Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Settle in with Wisconsin's Snowshoe Ale. This beer is brewed with a blend of American and German malts. We also infuse generous amounts of hops from Slovenia and the Great Pacific Northwest to add a special note of warmth for your winter evening's enjoyment.

Expect this beer to be a beautiful copper-red, with a fruity ale body and a spiced hop finish. Then sit back and rejoice in the season because it's these Wisconsin winters that keep the whiners out.

Added by Winter on 03-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,023
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
482
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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20
Gots:
24
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Photo of leantom
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fine-looking beer. Here goes:

A: Clear brown - can see through the glass. Pours moderate head and lacing. Alright.

S: Best thing about the beer. Has a brown-ale quality. Caramel and brown sugar throughout - lightly-toasted malt really brings out the sweeter flavors.

T: A little watery, but lots of caramel and sugar regardless. Perhaps the ultra-light mouthfeel is negatively affecting the flavor somewhat. Still good, though.

F: Little on the light side, but still refreshing.

O: Good.

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Photo of hashmads
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSGCujo
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stoutlad
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McHenry
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Psualum94
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown copper body that shimmers when held to the light. A pillowy beige head settles into a ring around the glass with delicate lacing.
The aroma and the taste mesh perfectly together. Toasty, Caramel like malts with earthy, medicinal hops. The mouth feel is on the lighter side of medium with the perfect amount of carbonation. Very smooth and velvety. Perfectly balanced.

If I had a few cases of this to get through January I would be happy enough. Also, when September rolls around you could give this to me without showing me the label and trick me into thinking that is was one of the best American brewed Marzens ever.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Ruddy-brown colored ale with a towering creamy beige head that slowly falls. Malty aroma with caramel and toffee along with some spicy noble hops. Sweet and malty flavors with a nice winter spice added from the Slovenian hops; notes of sweet caramel & toffee, a bit of chocolate, earthy pine, and herbal hops. Medium body, smooth feel, finishing well balanced. Overall, nice malty red ale with some spicy and piney hops. Great for the season!

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Photo of Lucular
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: very little head mostly a slightly off white that disappears as fast as you pour it. Body is a red ruby copper color.

S: a lot of sweet doughy breads, light hints of cantaloupe linger in the end.

T: lots of sweet breadiness maybe a touch of fruit but not distinguishable as any type.

M: Lighter to medium bodied.

O: it’s not a bad beer, but it really isn’t distinct enough to set itself apart from anything.

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Photo of FBarber
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The hops don't stand out (at least to me) like the label implies, but it's a damn tasty red ale. Smooth, wonderful soft malt character that reminds me of the best Vienna lagers. And mild, lovely floral, hops blended into the barley. I rarely take notice of a red ale, but this is a great beer.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pweis909
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking beer, seems to me more of a brown ale or an altbier than an American red, but what do I know. This beer is about the clean malts in balance with bittering hops and a dry finish. A slight after taste of bread crumbs lingers. Welcome to another Wisconsin winter.

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Photo of WiscoHooligan
4.74/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes in like a red ale alright, red in color. 1/2" beige/off white colored small bubbled head. Aroma of red malts, earthen woodiness.

Taste is straightforward red malts traditional mild hopping. This is a real normal beer, kind of the red ale counterpart to their flagship spotted cow, its just a consistent if not kinda bland for them beer that keeps the lights on (sells in volume). I'd pretty much always recommend this to a friend who is a traditional red ale drinker. Where it excels I guess is that the mouthfeel tends to be a bit more appropriate (thicker) than some of the mass produced ones. Slight more hop mouthfeel too.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 482 ratings