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Schell’s Snowstorm 2014: Grand Cru

Schell's Snowstorm 2014: Grand CruI always look forward to Schell’s annual Snowstorm beer. I love that they change up the style year after year, and as far as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed the offerings. This year, Snowstorm is a Belgian-style Granc Cru. The folks at Schell’s brewed it with 2-Row Pilsner, Red Wheat, Red X, Special Roast, Light Chocolate malt and Tubinado sugar as well as coriander, bitter orange peel, sweet orange peel, and lemon peel. It’s been hopped to 20 IBUs with Opal and Cascade. Schell’s fermented with Forbidden Fruit yeast strain for fermentation. Schell’s Jace Marti says to look for a beer with a deep copper color and off white head and goes on to say, “The aroma is a combination of fruity esters from the yeast complimented by the citrusy notes of coriander, orange, and lemon peel. This beer is deceptively lighter bodied, with a lively carbonation and subtle warmth from the moderate alcohol. Fruity notes from the yeast carry over into the flavor profile with hints of citrus and light chocolate and a lasting dry finish.”
Can’t wait!