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Snowshoe Red Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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465 Ratings
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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:
#34,795
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
465
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 465 |  Reviews: 173
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BeerDazed
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle was enjoyed this evening, on a very cold and blustery WI winter evening. Cool label. Digging the red snow shoes.

It poured a beautiful amber color, with a small foam head - and provided little lacing.

Smells of caramel and a hint of toasty malt. Not overwhelming by any means.

Solid carbonation, and medium bodied.

Heavy on the malts w/ caramel, fruity, toffee tastes on the front end. Finishing with definite hoppy character. Piney comes to mind with definite spice.

I have had many New Glarus beers that have been more memorable. This one was decent, but not one I would search out again on purpose.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, 347th day of 2013. Poured into a O'so snifter today, 2/15/2014.

App- Absolutely beautiful clear dark amber body. Nice 1 finger white head, good retention, nice thick white collar, good lacing

Smell- Floral hops, caramel, bread, biscuits. Smells a lot like an Oktoberfest, and smells very appealing.

Flavour- Caramel, bread. A little bit of banana, yeasty spices. Heavy on the malts. Not as interesting as it smells, but solid and not offensive at all.

Mouthfeel- Perfect carbonation, medium bodied. Aftertaste is the aforementioned faint yeasty spice. Very easy to drink.

Overall- Nice winter red ale, especially for its price and availability in Wisconsin. Nowhere near being Dan's best brews, but it's definitely a solid local red ale.

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3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange/reddish copper with a creamy off-white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of lightly roasted caramel, with some floral/tropical fruitiness.

The taste is sweet - towards caramel - roasty with slightly burnt notes weaving in and out. Juicy topical fruits add flavor without without becoming bitter.

It is a bit thin, but creamy. Alcohol warmth comes through.

A nice, warming, red ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JerUrbans
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear red amber color produces nice 1" cream colored head. Lots of tiny bubbles so it looks to have fairly good carbonation. Smell is very malty with spicy, floral backdrop. Good bread taste that has just hints of vanilla and a slight banana sweetness. This beer has good carbonation and leaves a little tang at the end, and is somewhat creamy.

Overall this not the typical style of beer I drink, but this would be a good way to convert me to the red ale style. Very impressed and was a fun drinking experience.

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Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 465 ratings
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