Powder Hound Winter Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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Powder Hound Winter AlePowder Hound Winter Ale

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Two words describe winter in our neck of the woods... cold, dark, and snowy. Just the way we like it! At 7.2% ABV, Powder Hound Winter Ale gives just the right amount of warmth, balanced by its rich taste and generous dose of Hallertau, Palisade, and Amarillo hops. After a cold day of getting it done or just relaxing, the avalanche of flavor will have you saying these four words - "I'll have another Powder Hound"!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002

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Sampling right now on 4/29/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler. Poured into a vintage "Schlitz" pilsner glass.

Pours a pretty amber in color with a small off-white head that lasts a while. A good amount of lacing is seen and stays around. The aroma is of hops, citrus and chocolate malt. The taste which has a lot going on with roasted malts, caramel, citrus and some spice. A slightly dry and bitter finish but drinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a chalice at 50 degrees. Picked up in a trade from JohnGalt1 - thanks!!

A - Pours a clear amber with ruby red highlights. A medium, off-white head sprouted up right away, then melted away to a small ring, which eventually dissipated.

S - Strong aroma of spice and smoke. Slight hops lingered amongst the other scents; a little alcohol was also present.

T - Flavors of smoke and grapes jump out at front, followed by mild hops and spices. Alcohol comes out in the aftertaste, which lingered for a little too long. Dark cherries came out as the beer warmed up.

M - Light-to-medium body with some carbonation. A slight warming sensation on the way down, but a little rough on the finish.

D - I wouldn't really rush out to find this again, but I'm glad I got to try it. It's not bad - just pretty average. Thanks JohnGalt1!

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12 oz. bottle, glad to see a single of this finally,

A: Pours amber with a moderate white head, solid lace.

S: Crystal malt, overall sweet smell with a hint of hops.

T: Crystal malt with a lot of bitterness, very earthy, but nothing really wintery about it.

M: Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, fairly smooth.

D: Solid winter beer, definitely more in the Celebration realm for winter beers. Tasty, but nothing more.

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Appearance: Copper-brown color with a golden-tan head.

Smell: Pine accented hops with a thick, malty undercurrent.

Taste: Initial toasted malt flavor finishes with a tart, minor hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Semi-oily with a waxy finish.

Drinkability: Decent brew. Accessible flavor and alcohol content. Decent example of the style, but not a standout.

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Powder Hound Winter Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 529 ratings.
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