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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:
#34,742
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
465
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 465 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of Hopsiam14
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JellyJacket
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jimmah120
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no date into pint glass

Look is a clear amber, slighly dark, small head with good lace. Smell is warm sugary malts, wheat, barley. Taste is wheaty, with some amber-tasting malts, some slight roasty flavor, touch of fishy hops at the end...

Second NG beer that has disappointed (cherry stout was the other). Still, not a bad beer (like cherry stout was).

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Photo of BRD14
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Nachos4two
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of weonfire
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Amber ale brings...and Amber color!! 2 full fingers of white head. dissipates slowly. Very nice lacing covers glass to top. Tiny little bubbles trickle from bottom. Head never completely dissipates.

S - Carmel and roasted nuts. Malt. Froth.

T - Frothy carmel. German hops. leaves a small bite of crispness. Carbonation hits the back of the throat at the very end.

M - Frothy but feels a bit thin.

O- Its alright. German hops are prominent. Smooth brew but a slight bite at the end. I dont think i would purchase this again tho.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Hawkharvs
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Treebs
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle served in a Haymarket Goblet. Thanks to BeerMeFitz for the extra!

A: Pours a clear ruby color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a rocky collar that leaves some sticky, soapy lace.

S: Light caramel malt body with some light piney hops and some spiced Euro-style hops.

T: Light caramel malt. Some bready sweetness and some light fruity hops. A little spiced grassy hops reminiscent of German style hops as well with a sweet finish.

M: Medium to light bodied. Medium low carbonation with a sweet, malty finish.

O: I liked the addition of the European hops to this (Scandinavian after reading the label). I wished it was a little more malty, but overall it was nice.

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Photo of 1beerqueer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of cosine
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber with some ruby red. Lots of rising bubbles and about two fingers of off white head that slowly recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of creamy lacing on the glass.

Smell: A bready, toasty, and fairly sweet aroma with some floral hops. Toasted malts with a good hint of caramel, toffee, biscuit, yeast, toasted bread, and a slight hint of chocolate. Subtle apple and cherry fruit undertones. A little brown sugar scent. Hops are subdued but there is a earthy and floral scent. A solid red ale aroma.

Taste: Like the nose hints, a bready malt driven red ale taste with a solid backing of hops. Sweet toasted malts with a good taste of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, biscuit, yeast, and a slight note of cocoa. Some apple and cherry like fruit notes along with a bit of brown sugar sweetness. A decent balancing presence of floral and earthy hops rounds out the finish. A solid taste for the style.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sweet with a fairly drying finish. Creamy and very smooth.

Overall: A solid take on the style. Nicely bready and sweet but with a nice balance.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Tiburon
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheSSG
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a HUGE, off-white, frothy head with great persistence and a good amount of lacing. Soft, sweet malt with a touch of floral hops in the nose. Stunning ruby color. Starts with a surprising bitterness, then drops into a deep malt, which somehow intensifies and blends with a touch of floral hops for a truly epic finish.

Wow, this is great. It's like two malt finishes in one.

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Photo of knepper
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Kureiton84
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of birchstick
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful copper red color. Head is light tan, medium thick and really has a nice density. Light streams of carbonation throughout. Really a pretty brew.
Upfront I'm immediately hit with a whiff of Douglas fir, pine, ..making this a great winter ale. Toasted bread,musky oats, amber malt, hops to boot, pepper, toast and maybe a tea character in there as well..all things warming and great when its cold out like it is tonight.
Flavor is exceptional..full disclaimer I am not a fan of red ale by any stretch of the imagination. But this brew actually includes things I would(and do) like in a red ale..Spice, hoppy, bread, light caramel, spicy warming on the finish. Lots of flavors despite the low ABV.
Crisp, peppery, bready, nice balance of hops and body. Warming in a sense of the slightly spicy finish and good bready body...well done.
I think that some of the negative reviewers were expecting a super strong ale for winter, but when its super cold up here everyday for months on end ..you need something that is warming and comforting and is a daily drinker, much like the refreshing beers of summer..I think Mr. Carey achieved his goal in this brew.

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant amber with a dense one inch khaki head that dissipates slowly, leaving thick sheets of lacing.

Floral hops, toasted malt, and a light fruity character form the initial aroma. Bready caramel malt is more pronounced as it warms.

The fruity character is present throughout the flavor, somewhat reminiscent of artificial cherries and citrus, with toasted, bready malt forming the backbone, leading to a somewhat bitter finish. Floral hops surface in subsequent sips.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a noticeable alcohol warmth.

Overall, the fruity character dominates the aroma and flavor. Wish the malt was more bready. Becomes somewhat one note.

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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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