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  • Brewery: Left Hand Brewing Company
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  • Country: United States
  • State: Colorado
  • Style: Winter Ale / Warmer
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  • PHM Grade: C

Left Hand Snowbound Winter Ale

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Smells medicinal, a greeny, almost menthol spice, cough drop anyone? Also picking up some black licorice, cloves and maybe cinnamon.

Dark almost black brown color with decent head but vanishes pretty quickly leaving only a faint film. Loosely resembles the surface of the moon.

It has a very herb-y, floral note that you cannot miss, unfortunately to me it resembles something like Lysol and it’s a bit of a turn off. Thankfully we get to drink beers, not just smell them.

Snowbound has a good amount of carbonation and is fairly full bodied. Creamy, a tad bit spicy, and the alcohol content being 8.6% adds to the spice and warming effect. Soft and quiet and flowery up front, then full bodied with a lot of zing at the end. An intriguing combination however, this beer doesn’t leave me wanting to continually drink it. Definitely a sipper to be enjoyed with a companion or two.

Not terrible, not something I’d really go back to.

ABV: 8.6%

Grade: C

  1. Sounds interesting, but the way you describe the smell would probably be enough for me to stay away from this one.

    Scott-TheBrewClub — January 19th, 2010, 9:22 PM
  2. Everyone’s senses are different, I just wasn’t having much of this that day. I’m not saying this is a bad beer, and I can appreciate effort and complexity, but I think it deserved the grade I gave it and I would not go out looking for this one again, although I have heard many good things about some of their other beers.

    Matt — January 20th, 2010, 2:22 PM
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