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Snowstorm 2005 by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.
Altbier
0.00 % ABV


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Review by tavernjef on 08/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 7 14 4 7 2009
Bold copper color with a medium ivory frothy top. Keeps an amazing amount always present. Lightly placed microcosmic spotted sheets of lace coat the glass like a thin sheet of fresh ice.

Aroma is soft and lightly toasted with a small kick back of sweet toffee and bread dough.

Flavors are good, not big, but quite forward and malty with some favorable roundness in balance between toasty stuff and sweet stuff. Caramel tends to be the forward company as candish apple and apricot sit in back. Tiny floral hop notes dot the mix into the finish with an even smaller dotting of toasted grainyness returning late.

Feel is soothingly smooth and silky in a medium body, quite clean, quite present with malts, quite easy to drink. Lightly bready/chewy and all corners have been rounded off with smooth soothing maltyness.

Actaully, not bad of a beer here. Still not what I'm looking for as a seasonal winter brew, but it grew on me as I went, especially in drinkability. The clean, smooth maltyness is quite fulfillingly beneficial and cordail to the palate. A sessionable winter brew that could be nice to bring along while ice fishing.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 12/04/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
64 3 7 13 3 6 2008
Don’t eat yellow snow. Snowstorm pours a very crystal copper color with slight brown and red hues. A good foam that remains throughout but limited lacing overall.

The smell is toasted with a touch of bready and toffee undertones. Some bubblegum sweet hops mixes nicely with a warmer spice such as cinnamon and cloves.

The taste has lighter malt tasting then the nose would kick up. A more roasted and astringent taste but a light taste that isn’t quiet watery, but close. Some caramel and toffee finishes the malt taste but fails to mask the heavier roasted flavors. The hops are not very noticeable. I would have also like to see more of the yeast flavor come out more.

This isn’t as smooth as an altbeer should be. The yeast is not really noticeable and the malt leaves too much aftertaste kick. Very easy to drink but missed the mark for style. It has the advantage of not being yellow so drink away.

Served In: Pint Glass

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