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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

Snapshot WheatSnapshot Wheat

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BA SCORE
80
good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 60
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)
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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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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy gold color, with small, quickly fading white head and minor lacing.

S - Wheat-based bread and sour lemon elements.

T - The sourness is front, but without sweetness or other elements of the flavor profile of the citrus. The wheat forms the center, mostly in the form of a slice of multigrain bread, very lightly toasted, but without the more complex elements common with roasted grain flavors.

M - Clean, moderate carbonation, no drying.

O - This is a fairly typical wheat beer, with a subtle souring, perhaps too subtle. The citrus is limited, and I found most of the flavors fairly muted. No missteps, just not terribly interesting.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 03:20:12 | More by Tsar_Riga
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +32.9%
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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RedRockOasis

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

04-22-2014 21:56:58 | More by RedRockOasis
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-22-2014 21:13:13 | More by MPSTARR
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-22-2014 20:01:43 | More by TooGood
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LandRoverErik

New York

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-22-2014 19:36:25 | More by LandRoverErik
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Also sampled this evening on 4/21/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pilsner flute glass.

Pours a hazy straw-yellow in color with a thin white head that settles down to a thin layer on top and sides of the glass. Some spotty/streaky lacing is seen. The aroma is of wheat with some citrus and floral hops. The taste started out with a touch of honey and lemon grass and wheat but followed by a 'hoppy' taste that lingered to long afterwards. Slightly above-average carbonation. Wasn't a bad brew but that hoppy aftertaste was a bit unpleasant for me overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 03:09:16 | More by BeerWithMike
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pkjorgy

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-22-2014 01:17:05 | More by pkjorgy
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cornejo

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 18:57:25 | More by cornejo
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CrossProduct

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-21-2014 16:25:15 | More by CrossProduct
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-21-2014 15:31:16 | More by scruffwhor
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Slay40

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-21-2014 02:56:30 | More by Slay40
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-21-2014 00:35:32 | More by AngusOg
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kyle86

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2014 22:21:43 | More by kyle86
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2014 21:29:30 | More by cbcrunch
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brandoncun

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2014 19:55:39 | More by brandoncun
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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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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.