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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:
#34,402
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
471
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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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 BuckyNBeer
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I purchased a six pack of this from a Target store in the Madison area. This is a beer from New Glarus that I do not remember having in the past.

Snowshoe Red Ale pours a dark copper hue with a decent head and lacing.

The aroma is sweet and malty with some caramel undertones present.

The flavor is is also malty and sweet much like the aroma. There is some noticeable caramel but there is also a fruity aspect going on. The finish actually has a touch of spice to it.

This was a good beer overall. It is a more complex Amber ale than other beers I have tried in the style but it still seems to be one of New Glarus’s weaker offerings.

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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

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant copper tinted amber, smooth, fruity, rich, malty with some caramel notes. Medium body and carbonation. The hops are mild but it is full flavored and easy to drink.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reddish amber in color with excellent clarity. A fingernail of off white head covers the rim and half of the top. Aroma is of caramel and biscuity malt. The flavor is caramel and lightly sweet amber malt with a gentle bitterness from some German hops at the back of the palate. The mouth is dry and smooth.

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Photo of puftdank
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grules22
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edhizdeid
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 471 ratings
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