Day 8: Starr Hill Snow Blind Doppelbock


Style: Doppelbock
ABV: 7.7%

NOTE: I have erred. I got the Snow Blind mixed up with Ellie’s Brown Ale in my memory. This post is about the real Snow Blind Doppelbock. I think. It doesn’t really matter.

What I was doing while I drank it
Sitting in a chair, as is my wont!

Reactions and Insights
Only just now did I realize that this was included in last year’s calendar. The label has undergone a much-needed redesign. I’m not going to read what I said about it last year until I finish this review.

So, okay. I kept thinking, “This wouldn’t be bad if it weren’t so watery.” It had flavor, and it went down easy enough. It just felt weak. Last year I said it was like eating milk chocolate when you want dark chocolate, and I stand by that.

Would I drink a case of it?

Okay, but would I drink a six-pack of it?

Did it contribute to my holiday spirit?
It didn’t not. (This inspired me to look up the “It wasn’t not funny!” clip from Real World Los Angeles, which I am not going to link to here because it is somewhat depressing.)

Beth’s Grade

Objective Grade

Label Notes
The previous label was a fun disaster that reminded me of the type of kid who draws the Megadeth logo in notebooks. This new logo is gentle, tasteful, almost feminine, like a poster for the Starbucks holiday CD. The colors are nice. The fonts are nice. The polar bear is nice. It’s a little too boring for the beer inside. But I do approve of the way they’ve handled the logo.

Label Grade

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