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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

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982 Ratings

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 15
Gots: 158 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBU: 13
Yeast: Hybrid ale yeast
Calories: 182
Hops: Cascade
Malts: Pale, Wheat
Fruits/Spices: Coriander, grains of paradise
Special Processing: Add Lactobacillus (souring bacteria) to a portion of the overall wort, which produces lactic acid that gives a characteristic sourness and mouthfeel. That acidic portion is then added to other portion of the wort that was fermented with the Ale yeast. So two worts – a sour and a regular – are blended together to make Snapshot.

(Beer added by: bobcatjones on 01-13-2014)
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Photo of Yeahok
2.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Popped the top to an aroma of someone farting in a wet bathing suit in a hot car. Tart is accurate, which paired well with my dry numb pallet after a pack of newports. Pretty run of the mill wheat beer. Glad I only bought a single. Whoever said it tastes like blue moon was spot on.

Yeahok, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of scaliasux
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow and slightly hazy. Bubbly. Medium tall, white head with good retention.
Aroma is of pale malt and light fruit. Bread and orange.
Light sweet-tart bready malt. Light citrus. Refreshing, not cloying.

scaliasux, Today at 03:57 AM
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

wrightst, Today at 03:33 AM
Photo of FLima
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy yellow color with thick and thin head with short retention.
Mild tart lemon aroma.
Slight tart flavor with almost real lemon acid notes and wheat. Hints of coriander and white pepper. Dry aftertaste with a mild acidity.
The sourness was not expected so I checked and they added some lactobacillus to one of the worts. Maybe thy feared to drive clients away not to mention this in the label as opposed just to wheat beer brewed with spices...
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Interesting take on a wheat beer given the mild lactic acid and with a predominant zesty lemon note, but is a bit too bland in every sense. I could easily drink this after my running for hydrating myself.

FLima, Yesterday at 06:13 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Corson, Yesterday at 04:43 PM
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3.36/5  rDev -3.4%

Cubsfan1087, Sunday at 09:25 PM
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Maddjok3r, Sunday at 07:28 PM
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

deadliest, Saturday at 08:57 PM
Photo of Oops
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Oops, Saturday at 01:36 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Brams17, Friday at 09:28 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

UlfAndreas, Friday at 05:51 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

bluehende, Friday at 03:37 AM
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

M1k3y, Thursday at 11:29 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +31%

pgres, Thursday at 08:36 PM
Photo of Moose90
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Moose90, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

This one looks the pale yellow I'd expect, the head little more than a wispy, thin layer on top that manages light spotting.
This beer offers a wheaty tang, at once musty and lightly earthy and tangy with a light sourness to it. Esters from the yeast add a little sweetness and maybe a light touch more of a musty sort of note, and it is a little leafy deep down. Grains pull into the finish without being too astringent.
The body is light but not too thin, crisp and with a bit of smoothness to it. The fruity esters the yeast provides puts it to the sweeter side in the feel despite the sour/tang aspect.

Brenden, Sep 17, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -4.6%

rrafnad, Sep 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Camjmorton, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

shelby415, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Elicoleman, Sep 16, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +30.7%

jmcinni, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

SINKTIPS_N_SUDS, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Ppuech
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%

Ppuech, Sep 14, 2014
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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.