Snowshoe Red Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

Snowshoe Red AleSnowshoe Red Ale
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Snowshoe Red AleSnowshoe Red Ale

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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Ratings: 459 |  Reviews: 171
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown longneck poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer is red/amber with a fairly thick beige head. It has pretty decent lacing.

It has an aroma of malts/grains and a bit of something vegetal.

Taste is slightly sweet with a caramel & biscuit notes from the malts. There is a bit of alcohol heat which surprises me as I can’t remember any NG beer having that. There is some red apple and crackers taste mid-glass.

The mouth is standard, with a bit substance.

Not a bad beer, but there are a lot of NG beers I like better. Reviewed while listing to Cow Girl in the Sand by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

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Snowshoe Red Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 48.8% out of 100 with 459 ratings
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