Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing
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4.65/5 rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
5% ABV, Enjoy By: 31AUG14
A - Having given this unfiltered bottle a swirl before pouring, it's no surprise Snapshot is completely hazed; a great look for this pale straw yellow beer. It's billowing white head deflates to a lumpy pile of foam slowly while caking the glass in classic clumpy lace for perfection in a glass!
S - As a sour beer fanatic, my nose immediately gravitates towards Snapshot's faint suggestion of lactobacillus-induced tartness who's trickle of acidity accentuates the beer's beautiful soft wheat aroma and light kiss of coriander-like spiciness for an aroma full of summer!
T - Sweet pale malt almost recalls that rich pilsner malt but it's husky undertones keep it in check, aided by the strong flavor of bountiful soft wheat! Citrus and lactobacillus transition the sweet flavor into refreshing tartness that lets lemon wedge and light pucker (respectively) as well as delicate spiciness wander on the tongue briefly.
M - Nicely carbonated and light-bodied, Snapshot is refreshing indeed, finishing with the perfect level of tart tickling both sides of the tongue!
O - Not only does New Belgium have a penchant for constantly creating new extremely drinkable summertime beers but they also have a big love for sours. While sours have exploded in popularity in the craft beer community, they're not quite ready for the mainstream and that's where Snapshot comes in. New Belgium's Snapshot takes everything great about a pale wheat ale; it's drinkability, refreshing quality, and light, sessionable flavor and adds a twist of tart lactobacillus, a souring bacteria. For us exploratory drinkers it's reminiscent of a German Berliner Weisse while it maintains great training wheel characteristics for those uninitiated looking to get their feet wet in the wild world of sours. Like many of their lighter offerings usually do during the warmer months, Snapshot will have a permanent place in my fridge this summer.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 01:54:39 | More by BeerFMAndy
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