Picked up my first sixer of the year of Pyramid's winter warmer, Snow Cap. In years past this has been one of my favorite holiday seasonals, but found the first taste to be pretty bad. Very little carbonation, not much body and so solventy in aroma and initial flavor to be almost undrinkable.
I have been brewing for less than a year, so my beer palate has improved since I last had Snow Cap, but I don't think it's changed so much that a beer I loved last year I now find nasty?
I'm thinking that either I got a bad batch (how is that possible from a big brewery like Pyramid) or they changed the recipe and somehow think that fusels are a good thing.
Anybody else get a chance to try Snow Cap this year yet? Am I crazy or what?