Would you like to hear about a Snowstorm? Schell’s is planning one for November 1st, 2012… specifically a Bière de Noël!
This year’s Snowstorm is modeled after beers traditionally brewed in France for the holiday season. According to my not so top secret sources:
Schell Bière de Noël displays a highly aromatic nose: malty with a good dash of yeast esters (peppery, spicy, and citrusy). On the palate, the yeast influence is once again evident, with notes of white pepper and citrus. In the background, a herbal hop can be found. Despite the dryness of the beer, it displays an incredibly silky mouthfeel.
French Special Aromatic
French Ale yeast
OG 14.5°P, IBU 24, 18 SRM, 6-7% abv