Pyramid Snow Cap Winter Warmer (Seasonal Ale)

Snow Cap Winter Warmer is an awesome beer, and is absolutely a “get it while you can” item, sold only during winter months until it’s gone.

This doesn’t taste like a typical winter ale, which are often fairly bitter and sometimes even sweet.

I was surprised to discover that Snow Cap tastes somewhat like a porter. It’s probably made with at least some roasted barley, just the right amount, less than what a porter would have.

If I was Pyramid, I’d sell this year round, calling it something else. I think it’s a nearly perfect beer in the darker beer style, including having enough but not too much hops. Very balanced.

And for only about 1 dollar a bottle, it’s a really good deal. Comes in a case of 24.

Highly recommended!

jeff

P.S.: I just looked it up. I hadn’t recognized the chocolate, and it’s interesting that the chocolate is roasted.

From: pyramidbrew.com…

Deep mahogany in color, our full-bodied winter warmer is brewed in the spirit of British winter ales. Crafted with a flurry of roasted chocolate and caramel malts, and generously hopped, it delivers a smooth finish that makes this beer the perfect cold weather companion.

Original Gravity: 17.3

Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%

IBU: 47

Malts:
2-Row Barley, Caramel 80L, Chocolate Malt

Hops:
Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings

Availability:
October – December

Pairings:
Shellfish, rich game and even rich chocolatey desserts

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