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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

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1,037 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,037
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 17
Gots: 190 | 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 bwood06
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly cloudy straw in color. Light to medium carbonation. White 2 finger frothy head that is slow to dissipate. Not as cloudy as expected considering that this is an unfiltered wheat beer. Head is retained nicely throughout tasting. 3.5/5

S - Reminds me of being around my grandparents' farm at harvest time. Definite graininess and wheat to the aroma. Slight green apple aroma followed up by grassy hops. Ever so slight hint of clove, maybe even a hint of banana. 3.55/5

T - White bread. Wheat. A hint of a caramel sweetness. Cereal. Dominated by the malt here. Hops do not make much of an appearance. Grassy hops. Some yogurt sourness. Sourness is the final note on my tongue instead of bitterness. Slight hint of banana. 3.5/5

M - Medium bodied and smooth. Finishes clean. Light to medium carbonation. 4/5

O - Very refreshing wheat beer. Some nice flavors going on here. Definitely not your typical wheat beer. Not entirely convinced that I would buy this again. I expect this type of sourness from wild ales, not necessarily from wheat beers. 3.5/5

bwood06, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.3%

A very wheaty nose scented with fruit.
Pours pale cloudy straw with a very robust white persistent moussey foam cap. Very lacy.
Palate: Big bready wheat malt and then tart and fruity flavors emerge as it crosses your palate. The interactions between the yeasty and the malty tangy wheat with lemon and bread play with your tongue well into the finish. Very drinkable.
The beer comes across light and refreshing but with substance. Refreshingly effervescent.

pat61, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Yeahok
2.43/5  rDev -30%
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 tjr226
2/5  rDev -42.4%

From the first sip, you can tell something is off about this beer. It tastes like an extremely bad shandy.

The description on Beer Advisor mentions something about bacteria that make lactic acid to produce a sour beer, but going only half-way makes this a poor choice. It's not a traditional relaxing wheat beer, and it's not a well executed sour beer. Steer clear.

tjr226, Today at 04:31 AM
Photo of devilben02
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the can with a cloudy golden color and forms only a modest head, but it still leaves decent lacing. The aroma has a subtle combination of an earthy/musty character with some white bread. The flavor likewise has a mildly lemony yeast character that provides brightness but not a whole lot of complexity. The mild flavors are supported, however, by a texture that is light but still has some substance. Overall, although certainly light on flavor, this one is inoffensive and somewhat refreshing, making it easy and drinkable.

devilben02, Yesterday at 05:27 PM
Photo of ronniebruner
2.03/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Disappointed is all I have to say about this one! I popped the top, took a whiff and was repulsed. This is easily on of the worst smelling beers I have had in a long time! It smells of rotten wheat, not fresh at all. Normally I am a big fan of New Belgium, but they bungled this one for sure. The beer's color is watery and looks dirty, the aroma as I mentioned earlier is atrocious, it is bitter beyond enjoyment and the amount of carbonation is insane. I wanted to like this, but it didnt happen, so I have to recommend to avoid this one...

ronniebruner, Tuesday at 10:30 AM
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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 1,037 ratings.