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
Ratings:
459
Reviews:
171
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 459 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of Smidged
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront Brewery pint glass

Appearance- A tea like color with 1 finger of off white head that mostly dissipates and leaves a very tiny amount of spotty lacing.

Smell- Just the slightest tart hop and carmel smell.

Taste- Nothing to special, just a bit of a tart flavor with not much else going on.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with pretty high carbonation and a pretty crisp finish.

Overall- Probably one of the weakest NG offerings. Tastes a lot like a macro Red. On the lines of Killians.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Red/deep amber with a finger of frothy off white head. Excellent retention and some light lacing noted.

S) Light roasted malt and caramel. Mainly a malty sweetness. Faint fruity/floral aroma in the background.

T) Again the maltiness is main component of the flavor, so this follows the nose. There is adequate balance with the hops in use, as this came across to me as a little earthy and just a little grassy. Finishes nicely with an aftertaste of lightly roasted malt.

M) Medium body with spot on carbonation. This was smooth and easy drinking.

O) A very solid red ale. I could see myself enjoying this one right out of the bottle while shoveling some snow. No bells and whistles here, but it's well crafted and tasty. Glad to recommend....

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Clear copper red with ½ finger white head that fades to a rim around the glass. Decent retention

S- Typical red ale characteristic; sweet and malty. Could not pick up a hop presence

T- Not a whole lot of distinguishing flavors. Malty, sweet, bready, and faint spicy hop finish

M- Light body and creamy. Very drinkable

O- A lot like many of the Red Ales I have had. Malty, sweet taste and spicy finish. Pretty straight forward with the style

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a copper color with a relatively stable two finger head but poor lacing. Medium body and carbonation levels. Smells and tastes of a simple yet clean-cut combination of bready / caramel malts and a light floral garnish. Although it has the typical New Glarus stream-lined cleanliness, this approach backfires somewhat in the category of an amber ale, because it creates a typical, boring, average brew with nothing in particular to distinguish it from other offerings on the market.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of drabmuh
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe at Easter dinner, thanks! Beer served in a snifter.

Beer is amber / red and clear with small bubbles and a little lacing, off white / tan head, nice retention.

Aroma is weak but has all the classic hallmarks of a red ale, mild and sweet. A little malt, simple. No hops.

Beer is medium in body with a nice finish, overall this is a fine local red but there is nothing interesting or special about it at all. It is just a malty, unhoppy, sweet, medium beer with a clean finish. I'd have it again if I find myself in WI and it is on draft with nothing else to drink otherwise I think I'll just skip it.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to BeerFMAndy for getting a box of New Glarus out to me. Served in a New Glarus taster glass.

Pours a nice reddish-amber with an off-white head. Pretty good retention but not much lace on the way down. The nose has some soft bready and amber malt with some light citrus hop notes coming through afterward. Flavor is fairly subdued, but easy-drinking, with a combination of bready malt and American hops. Medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

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3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is mostly clear, appearing honey orange colored. The aroma is mild, with only hints of lightly sweetened malt and perhaps a touch of fruity biscuits. The flavor is fruity and malty. Decent. Light bodied and fairly creamy. Overall, this was ok.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 459 ratings.
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