Sunday, January 21, 2007

Beer Tasting: Pyramid Snow Cap Ale

The Beer: Pyramid Snow Cap Ale
Style: Winter Warmer
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; stamp on collar unreadable

From where & how stored: Obtained via holiday beer exchange in Dec. 2006; stored at 52F since then

Pricing: $x.xx

Availability: Winter seasonal

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 7.0% ABV, 1.071 OG
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- Dark brown
- Tan head
- moderate to little carbonation

The Aroma:
- alcohol notes
- light toasty, solid malt aroma
- light molasses in the nose and taste

The Taste:
- nutty, full flavor
- burnt flavor undertones too
- smooth body with slight cutting bitterness

The Verdict: A slightly bigger beer, but not intimidating. Drinkable, with identifiable roasted flavors, but not too complex. Worth a few more.
Adam's Notes
The Look:
- pours with a thin head
- thin ring persists
- clear deep brown

The Aroma:
- wonderful roasty grain profile
- some fruitiness in the nose

The Taste:
- funny thing...didn't get much upfront taste
- tang in the middle
- slightly bitter after taste
- for a winter warmer this is drinkable
- surprisingly low alcohol presence on the palate
- wait for it to warm

The Verdict: I like the malt profile. I like the after taste. I don't remember it tasting this way. Hmmmm...This is a roasty drinkable winter warmer. If you like a dark roasty beer with a kick this is for you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In an effort to continue the quality of our Monday night ritual,

I submit these three selections from my racks

2002 Cave aged (Rarer) Rare Vos

2002 Cave aged Ommegang

2003 Cave aged Hennepin (Cavepin) (the label on this one is moldy as hell)

Same (sly)fox time, same (sly)fox channel - Fair and balanced