Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing
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2.43/5 rDev -30.2%
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.
08-08-2014 22:01:09 | More by Yeahok
3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured a light yellow body with minimal head and lace.
Aroma is mostly wheat/yeast along with citric notes and not much else.
The beer is light and easy to drink and I guess since I'm partial to wheat beers on hot summer days this one struck as pretty decent.
There is balance from the citric/acidic aspects with the wheat along with minimal sweetness and the yeast helps give a fuller, smooth body.
That's about it.
08-28-2014 17:13:35 | More by clayrock81
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
This one accompanied me back from my recent visit to NORVA, where I stayed with a paradox. Doctor John and his wife, Doc Amanda, the latter of whom correctly identified one of my many problems as ringworm and got me on a regimen to clear it up.
From the CAN: "Employee Owned".
This one cries out for literary and musical accompaniment, so I am reading Christopher Isherwood's "I am a Camera" on which "Cabaret" was based, while listening to The Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang" which begins with the lyrics, "I found a picture of you ..." followed by Duran Duran's "Girls on Film". My family once owned a Kodak Instamatic with the Flash Cubes. Hee hee.
I Snapped and Crack!ed that CAN open and used an inverted Glug to get it Shot out and into my glass! The finger of fizzing, bone-white head lasted only a second or two before falling to wisps. Color was a slightly-hazy Light-Yellow (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had a light orange-lemon citrusiness like that green cleaner the radar techs had to use so that they would not damage their weatherdeck equipment. Very pleasant. Mouthfeel was light and thin, but very carbonated. The taste had a prevalent lemoniness that actually gave it a distinct tartness. Finish was rather dry and quite refreshing. Once more, a Summer cooler filler and a potential Session beer at just 5%.
08-28-2014 16:43:29 | More by woodychandler
3.52/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours hazy golden yellow color with a thick foamy head. Excellent head retention and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeasts and orange peel. Primary taste of oranges. Very carbonated Belgian yeast taste on the back in. It is a refreshing beer, but it seems watered down and not enough of a Belgian wheat taste. Would like a little more of a hoppy finish as well.
08-26-2014 01:06:59 | More by jngrizzaffi
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
Woo-hoo! Got a whole new array of beers to review, so if you're following me, get ready for some out-of-the-way craft type brews!
Today's review is a New Belgium "Snapshot". Advertised simply as "Wheat Beer" on the front of the bottle.
Serving Style : 12 oz glass bottle
Appearance (4) - pours a nice foamy head with a cloudy "Mellow Yellow" appearance. Pretty.
Smell (3) : Zesty with spices. Bitter orange blossom. Some mild cilantro. Lemon. Faint smell of cooked Italian sausage. Ends with some peppery citrus spice on the nose.
Taste (3.5) : Not bad. A little more bitter than most wheat style beers but not unenjoyable - as the bitterness stems from the wheat. Very spicy, assertive with bite and citrus zest. I get heavy cilantro (coriander), citrus peels, dry wheat, and traces of the classic witbier style. I think on tap this beer would kill.
Mouthfeel (3.5) - spicy and biting. Ends pleasurable with a dry and musky finish. A tad syrup-y.
Overall (3.5) - Not bad., not bad at all. Would I buy a sixer? Hm, now that is a question. At first I would have said no, but as I'm getting down to the end of the bottle, I think this beer would be worthy of a rotation. Try it if you haven't yet.
08-22-2014 01:22:18 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
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