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August Schell Snowstorm - New Ulm, MN
August Schell Snowstorm Ale
snowflakes, no two Snowstorm beers are alike. Once a year, our brewmasters
lock themselves in the testing room with a secret selection of fine malts
and hops, only emerging when they've hit upon something truly extraordinary.
Some of our past Snowstorm recipes, like Firebrick, proved so popular, we
started brewing them year-round. Look for a special new batch of Snowstorm
every season, available in November, December, and January or while supplies
last. 2011 Snowstorm Beer Style: Wee Heavy Traditional Scotch Ale. Alcohol
by Volume: 7.0%
Flavor/Color Profile: Schellís Wee Heavy pours a deep, rich mahogany color.
It smells slightly sweet with hints of dark fruit. The brew has a smooth,
velvety mouth-feel. The malty backbone procudes notes of brown sugar. The
presence of hop bitterness is very subtle. The clean alcohol flavor balances
the malty sweetness of the beer.
Beer Review from
Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange with a little ruby red and
lots of rising bubbles. Big five fingers of off white slightly tan head with
good retention. Lots of sticky lacing around the glass.
Smell: Smells very sweet and fruity. Sweet and bready caramel and toffee
malts up front with some wheat grains. Big presence of dark fruits with
hints of raisins, plums, and dark cherries. Smells kind of like a berry jam.
Also some hints of scotch and molasses.
Taste: Like the smell leads, a pretty sweet taste of malts and dark fruits.
Caramel and toffee malts give a sweet bready biscuit taste. Big hints of
dark fruits with notes of dark cherries, plums, and raisins. A little funky
yeast provides some spice. Light hints of scotch and molasses. The bready
malts take over again towards the finish. Tastes sweet but there is some
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Slightly
chewy and very smooth.
Overall: A very tasty and interesting take on a Scotch ale. Forward with the
sweetness but well balanced. Its kind of like a dark Belgian ale with a
bigger malt presence.
Snowstorms of the Past:
2010 Dunkel Doppel Weizenbock
2009 Baltic Porter
2007 Belgian Dubbel
2006 English Stout (Schell's Stout)
2005 Dusseldorf Alt
2004 Dark Cream Ale
2003 Nut Brown Ale
2002 Scotch Ale
2001 Cherry Vanilla Porter
1998 Vienna Lager (Schell's Firebrick)
1997 Plum Black and Tan*
1996 Cherry Alt*
1995 Raspberry Amber Ale*
1992 Doppel Alt (Schell's Schmaltz's Alt)**