Left Hand Snow Bound Winter Ale

Left Hand Snow Bound Winter Ale

Rated 3.396 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Left Hand Brewing Company

Longmont, CO, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

8.6% Alcohol by Volume

16 International Bittering Units

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A spiced strong ale using all natural ingredients, including crushed cinnamon, chopped ginger, orange zest, cardamom, and cloves. The addition of locally harvest clover honey, coupled with the sparing use of hops, creates the illusion of a liquid cake. Paris with the Christmas Goose! A seasonal only ale available starting in November. (Previously known as Left Hand XXXMas Ale.)

ID: 24564 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank5750
Overall Percentile87.8
Style Rank115 of 1213
Style Percentile90.5
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.455
Weighted Score3.396
Standard Deviation0.518

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  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    tons of xmas cake in the nostrils .. christmas is coming .. nice spice level .. easy to drink .. abv is nicely done .. quite upfront .. maybe a bit overwhelming .. "fuck carrots!" .. a nice brew but only once a year! ..

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Sadly, in Alabama we still have to get these size bottles from elsewhere. Never-the-less, this one pours deep mahogony with a moderate head and good lacing. The mouthfeel is medium. The flavor really saves this one although the spice - ginger - comes through strong.

  • YUMBEER 275 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A dark caramel brown colored medium bodied ale. I noticed strong aromas of ginger and cinnamon and quite spicy flavors of nutmeg and ginger with a hint of sweet honey. A delicious tasting beer but the spices seem to have a somewhat strong presence in the bottle.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Sampled from bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Mild raisin, honeysuckle aroma. The flavor resembles a gingerbread cookie. Sweet, with a fairly high final gravity. Full-bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Pours dark brown with perfect clarity and small, scattered head. Aroma is strong with nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is also dominated by spice, but the base beer adds decent depth with hearty malt and honey. Finish is on the sweet side. Medium bodied with gentle carbonation. Not a fan of the style, but this particular beer was drinkable.

  • CYBERCAT 9920 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark, nearly opaque, almost sable mahogany with a fine-bubbled, light tan head. Rich, malty aroma has an overtone of cloves and cinnamon and a hint of molasses. Flavor is malty and spicy, undertone of cloves and cinnamon, touch of sweetness and hint of licorice and cinnamon candy. Texture is very smooth, almost syrupy, and leaves a slightly sweet, slightly hoppy, cinnamony aftertaste.

  • CHEAPDARK 389 reviews
    rated 2.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 3

    On tap at the Bocktown, nice place. Fairly dark appearance with a nice creamy head. Barely any aroma, just a relatively clean beery olfactory. Not much if any carbonation on the palate. Taste is a little medicinal in nature. Some fermented fruit background with unidentifyable spices. Lingering alky finish, hangs around for a while. S5L3T4F1O7

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is sweet with some maltiness as well as caramel with some faint chocolate overtones. Appearance is a dark, rich burgundy in color when held to the light with a full head on top that is light-tan in color and dissipates. Mouthfeel is medium in body and quite complex with a palate that is robust. Flavor is of some spice and chocolate with some toffee in the aftertaste and has a finish that is full and a bit alcoholic and tasty. Overall, good Christmas ale here with faint hop bite which switches it up a bit

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    This one poured a dark copper color with a frothy white head. It had a spicy aroma with hints of cinnamon. The flavor consisted of cinnamon and nutmeg. Had a dry finish. This was real nice.

  • CHEFCHAD 542 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I rank this beer a lot highier than I thought I would of. For being 7.6% is has a very strong alcohol smell and flavor. very Spicy but balanced at the same time. Odd but Tasty...

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