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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

Snapshot WheatSnapshot Wheat

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BA SCORE
80
good

380 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.57%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobcatjones on 01-13-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 380 | Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Clones21:
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Clones21

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My local Wine and Spirits just got this in, so I figured I'd give it a try. Pours a very light hazy yellow. Almost Lemonade like. First thoughts on taste is that it does taste like a light Lemonade. It's got a lot of citrus in the taste and goes down smoothly. This is a beer that I may like during a hot summer day, but it just didn't taste right during winter right now. I recommend it, but only during summer.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 03:24:17 | More by Clones21
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Tringrose11

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-20-2014 12:10:07 | More by Tringrose11
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djuhnk

Minnesota

2.55/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Had this in a bottle around the campfire, i thought overall it is a pretty average beer, except the hop character is poor in my opinion. It had an unpleasing hop twang in the finish that i couldnt get over. It almost tasted like an acidic lactic thing was going on and made the finish really harsh.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 03:46:14 | More by djuhnk
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spoony

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (best before August 10, 2014) into a nonic glass.

A-The beer pours with a short, white foam that settles to collar and a patchy cap almost immediately. I get no lacing. The beer is light in color, a sort-of hazed yellow, with some carbonation visible in the murk.

S-The aroma has wheat, a wet earth scent, a decent bit of tart lemon, and a healthy dose of bready yeast. It leans toward wheat beer, rather than pale ale, but this is not quite a hefe.

T-The taste tracks the smell pretty closely. There is the same earthy, wheat flavor, a snap of lactic/tart lemon, and a yeast, bready base. A bit simple, but refreshing.

M-The feel is medium to light in heft with a crisp carbonation of average volume. Feel matches the flavor well.

O-This is a pretty simple beer, and not one that I would drink a lot of, but I could endorse this for summertime shenanigans. I'm not totally sold on the hefe-meets-pale concept here, but the beer is well-constructed and there are no off flavors. Above-average.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 22:28:09 | More by spoony
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-19-2014 22:16:15 | More by OldSmaug
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Nyskizy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-19-2014 20:55:28 | More by Nyskizy
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-19-2014 17:04:52 | More by BoJengs
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-19-2014 05:15:58 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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mkel0365

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-19-2014 04:12:26 | More by mkel0365
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-19-2014 01:00:10 | More by WoodBrew
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alexm1309

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-18-2014 23:09:45 | More by alexm1309
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-18-2014 22:11:47 | More by pathman
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BucannonXC5

California

3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Chris (BA’s heresy22)
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A
Consumed: April 17, 2014
Misc.: Best by June 29, 2014

Poured a golden, straw, hazy color with 4-to-5 fingers of frothy, spongy, white head. Good amount of layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention.

Smelled orange, citrus hops, floral hops, wheat, honey grass, lemon and a bit of Sprite soda.

Tasted a bit better than the smell. Got Sprite soda, sweet sugary notes, citrus hops, floral hops, honey, lemon grass, wheat, kiwi and green grapes.

Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt finish.

A pretty good wheat ale. Would be a great beer after mowing the lawn. Nice for the summer.

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 06:27:54 | More by BucannonXC5
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demosixt

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-18-2014 02:45:34 | More by demosixt
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vkv822

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip

Hazy, pale, golden yellow with a foamy, white head.

Lightly citric, floral notes with a solid bready, malty, wheat backbone.

More of the same in the taste. Light citric, floral hops balanced well with bready wheat notes and a lightly tart finish.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

The nose was a bit subdued at times, but an enjoyable flavor and well done beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 07:28:22 | More by vkv822
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gefinley

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2014 05:17:56 | More by gefinley
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IceMike

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-17-2014 02:14:46 | More by IceMike
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2014 00:45:08 | More by dwagner003
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2014 00:04:43 | More by ZachRusk
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czackwaltz

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

04-16-2014 01:43:46 | More by czackwaltz
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Very clear yellow when pouring, cloudy in the glass. One finger light white head.

S-Straw, wheat, not much else. No hops to speak of. Some grass and spices

T-Bland. Wheat, straw not much else. More of a pilsner or klosch. Not much hops how this is a Pale Wheat Ale I don't know.

M-Light, watery, not much carbonation.

O-A bland boring beer that brings nothing great to the table. The best thing that can be said is that there is nothing awful about this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 01:40:13 | More by rlee1390
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-16-2014 01:14:12 | More by tarheels4life23
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 bottle sampler to try. Poured cold into a tulip. Looks average with a nice murky yellow color and small 1 finger head. A little lacing but not much. Has a very pleasant smell. Not too sweet but a mix of slight sweetness and wheat grain that is well balanced. Same with the taste. It's packed with flavor, but very well balanced with a touch of sweetness, slight tartness/sourness, doughy flavor and a hint of hop crispness in finish. I really like the mix of what's going on with this beer. Nearly perfectly balanced IMO for an American Wheat Ale. An excellent summer session beer. Hopefully this one stays on the shelves for a while as I'll be buying more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 21:39:05 | More by bubseymour
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bobcatjones

Colorado

5/5  rDev +42.9%

04-15-2014 16:41:05 | More by bobcatjones
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2014 03:03:36 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.