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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

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923 Ratings

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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 14
Gots: 134 | 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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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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-30-2014 00:56:13 | More by ryho
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

08-30-2014 00:55:14 | More by Nikadaemus
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3.12/5  rDev -10.3%

08-29-2014 13:40:20 | More by Epheister
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

08-29-2014 06:54:16 | More by metalbassist1993
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3.3/5  rDev -5.2%

08-29-2014 01:14:23 | More by BigRedDog
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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
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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
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3.36/5  rDev -3.4%

08-28-2014 15:08:38 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

A light hazy honey calor. . Half finger head that dissipated quickly.

Smell slight sweet grassy

Taste. Moderate light malt with an wheat taste mostly seen at the end.

M. Light cloudy with carbonation.

08-28-2014 02:02:57 | More by dakotaben
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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

Appearence 4.25
Aroma 3.5
Taste 3.5
Mouthfeel 3.25
Overall 3.5

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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-25-2014 20:38:28 | More by NWHopinator
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

08-25-2014 01:51:49 | More by rorda
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-24-2014 20:48:23 | More by Jenebauer
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

08-24-2014 13:50:56 | More by salinasa
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-24-2014 04:43:08 | More by Theniz
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

08-24-2014 00:32:09 | More by Jorge10
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-23-2014 21:10:12 | More by genezel
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South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +16.1%

08-23-2014 11:54:34 | More by rramsey
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3.76/5  rDev +8%

08-22-2014 19:11:04 | More by jmrybak
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-22-2014 03:53:13 | More by tpeters
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3.44/5  rDev -1.1%

08-22-2014 01:48:05 | More by Jor-El
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South Dakota

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
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

08-21-2014 19:00:00 | More by IvanJ126
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North Carolina

3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

08-21-2014 00:56:33 | More by willardt09
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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
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