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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

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809 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 102 | 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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JeffH

Washington

3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very excited for this new release from New Belgium. Poured from a bottle from the initial shipment to Arizona into a goblet. The pour is a cloudy gold with a characteristically bright white head that lingers nicely. The aromas as of lemon and hints of wheat. The initial flavors follow the aromas, big lemon notes with soft wheat and medium body. The Berliner Weisse like tartness comes through on the finish and builds as the beer warms. Halfway through the beer the acid has my mouth watering for the next sip.

I applaud NB's risk in releasing this as a year round beer. It pushes the boundaries of what can be a core beer. This is the evolution of craft beer from Widmer's iconic Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 20:33:05 | More by JeffH
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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "Enjoy By" date 11-23-14.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, straw yellow with 1 finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin broken layer of bubbles remained, medium carbonation and a good amount of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: lemon citrus, bread, coriander.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose precisely, lemon citrus, bread and coriander, a pleasant mildly sour note at the end, the 5% alcohol is imperceptible.

PALATE: medium carbonation, light body.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed this beer and would recommend to anyone who enjoys wheat beer. I would definitely buy this beer again and it was reasonably priced as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 05:56:23 | More by HoppyBastard
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale yellow. Barely any lacing for head.
Smell: Lemon tartness.
Taste: Sour lemon.

Well, it's a tart and refreshing drink. The color is a pale, cloudy yellow with hardly any head. The smell is mostly lemon at first and second whiffs. The taste is something tart with dashes of lemon. It's good, but I probably wouldn't get it again. Best on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 03:17:31 | More by TeamMathis
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n2185

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy tarnished gold with two fingers of white head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.

S: Sweet breads with clove and coriander-like spice notes followed by tart fruit aromas.

T: Hearty bread here with clove-like spice flavors. Tart fruit and lemonade-like flavors follow before a clean, bready finish.

M: Light body with moderate carbonation, this beer is nicely drinkable despite a slightly watery finish.

O: A good beer, overall. Simple, but enjoyable and refreshing with a good amount of flavor for a normally bland and boring style.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 01:56:10 | More by n2185
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jwp2007

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21%

07-29-2014 20:49:00 | More by jwp2007
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Generally a style I avoid, but this was a pretty damn tasty pale wheat. I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.

Moderate spice and earthiness before a relatively mild, lemony lactic tartness at the finish. Light and refreshing on a hot day, I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 02:07:23 | More by DIM
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice light yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that fades quickly, and it leaves a slight sticky lacing after.

Smell: Sweet wheat and slight spices of coriander and clove. A light whiff of lemon.

Taste: It's initially sweet and wheaty with a good malt and yeast combo, then it finishes with a slight lemony sourness that is really appealing to me (I love sour beers).

Mouthfeel: Slightly slick and creamy with a nice smooth and slightly sour finish on the tongue.

Overall: I love wheat beers and I love Flemmish sour ales, so this was a winner for me. Not overly tart or vinegary with the sourness like some sours, and it's all balanced very well with a good wheat beer. I really like this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 01:34:41 | More by ChopperSmith
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Mississippi

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.