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Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Brewery
Snow Pilot Pistachio Nut Brown Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Stevens Point Brewery
Snow Pilot Pistachio Nut Brown Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Minutely hazy copper color. Creamy, confected aromas and flavors of peach vanilla bon bon, pistachio nougat, and warm cereal with sweet cream with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long coconut macaroon and wafer cookies filling finish. A fruity, somewhat decadent, dessert-like winter ale that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild, Malty & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: peach vanilla bon bon, pistachio nougat, and warm cereal with sweet cream
Taste Flavor: coconut macaroon and wafer cookies filling
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Pound Cake, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, somewhat decadent, dessert-like winter ale that is sure to please.

The Producer

Stevens Point Brewery

The Producer
2617 Water St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5248
USA
1 715-344-9310

Winter Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Winter ales are deep golden to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 5.5-9%. Beers in this category can be unspiced, though a majority of these beers feature a wide variety of seasonal spices. True to their name, these beers are commonly brewed in the winter and often feature cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and all spice in their flavor profiles. Better examples of this style feature a balance between added spices, hops, malt and alcohol. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale and Deschutes Jubelale.