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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,162 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 20
Gots: 263 | 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:
Beer added by: bobcatjones on 01-13-2014

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.
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Ratings: 1,162 | Reviews: 138 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of a_f7
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GMan
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scuttlebutt21
2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Totally not what I was expecting for a wheat beer. Quite tart, no fruity esters like a hefe. Not terrible, but considering there are so many better options out there, I don't think I will buy again.

Photo of ninaturner
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nra818
2.94/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Abanda1993
4.44/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting beer, I can drink this all the time, truly one of my favorites without a doubt

Photo of cjohns73
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpkrippner
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Weisseguy1
2.97/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of megamick
2.77/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Agree with other reviewers on the fact that it does indeed come across as too tart/sour, some wheat character but almost like a shandy. 1st New Belgium I don't care for. Thought $8.99 for a 12 was quite the deal but now left disappointed.

Photo of j0hnc2468
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Too tart/sour, some wheat character but too ligt and sour

Photo of ordybill
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great looking, excellent flavor. This beer is very smooth snd drinkable.

Photo of otoolman221
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of sloggettstrength
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Look: A nice golden straw color. Clearly unfiltered. Poured two fingers of nice white head. Receded to one finger that seemed to linger through whole glassful.

Smell: Wheat is upfront. Followed by a citrus, lemon dominating aroma. Behind it is some grassy hops. Smells sour throughout.

Taste: Very very inline with the smell. In fact it is the exact same, wheat, then citrus, then hops, but it is quite sour.

Feel: Very crisp, medium bodied and light carbonation.

Overall: Not my favorite wheat beer. Too sour for my taste.

Photo of geryeb624
4.02/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerry_jennings
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1/3...pours murky dirty gold with creamy thick foam that laces. Citrus forward nose, light peel too. Tart lemon falvor. Sour holds through. Light wheat mixed in. Almost a sour. Very good.

Photo of PurpledOut
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yumminess in a bottle, can't wait to enjoy another!

Photo of arini10
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 1,162 ratings.