In this Tap Party Beer Blog, we are going to sample out another beer from Ram Wheeling Tap Party. This is a beer style I did not know was being made. I was very interested in trying this beer. If you read my earlier beer blogs from this brewery, you are up to speed on this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog. Let us get into the party.
Snow Blower is a wheat wine from the Wheeling location. It has a cloudy cooper color with a semi white head on the beer. There is no smell to the beer or I cannot pick it up. The taste is a little wheaty with a sweet malty that will burn down your throat for the aftertaste in a good way. There is a nice malt backbone. It is kind of drinkable but at 8.3% ABV.
Here is a desecration from the brewmaster:
Stylistically it is a Wheat Wine, which is a wheat based version of a barley wine. When tasting this beer the hops come forward right out of the gate with a big hop character and provide a big hop punch, but as it lingers on the palate the slight sweetness from the wheat malt comes through and a slight bit of alcoholic warmth teases the palate.
At 8.2% alcohol by volume and 70+ IBU’s it will warm you and your palate up.
Here is some photos of the food we were eating while sampling the beer:
All American Burger
American cheese, pickle chips, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard and mayo. Served with choice of Fries, Chips or Coleslaw
Choice of Chicken, Beef, or Combination, black beans, cheddar jack cheese, jalapeno, tomato, green onion, sour cream, and guacamole.
This was a great desert from my birthday gift from Ram. Thanks!
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @theram and @rambrew
In closing, I really enjoyed going to these Tap Parties. I wish I can make the next one but I have at work training. I was very curious on how this beer will taste. As many of you know, I am not a fan of wheat or wheat base beers. This beer is extremely joyful to drink. The wheat is there but there is a nice hop touch to Snowblower. I love the contrast between wheat, sweetness of the normal barely wine, and hop. It is a drinkable beer but be careful because of the ABV is pretty high. This beer is the Lawnmower beer of the winter. I recommend this beer. I want to thanks to Eric and Lanny! Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser