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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

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784 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 6
Gots: 92 | 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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ZoomanCru

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3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snapshot – American Wheat Ale (5%) – New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆☆½

App: Pours a dark straw/light gold color made somewhat white around the edges due to unfiltered wheat sediment. Slightly airy two finger head foams up nicely and settles leaving soapy, bubble filled lacing up the sides. Beer is very murky, translucent but not opaque.

Smell: Sour and bready, much like sour dough bread actually. Hints of lemon and flowers. Slightly acidic. Overall assertive in aroma, but not particularly complicated. Slightest bit of toast lingering in background.

Taste: Unabashed malted wheat graininess totally dominates fore- and true taste. Slightly toasted, very bready, with a pleasantly sour, almost lactic aftertaste. Slight hints of lemon and green grape peel paired with under-ripe fruit. Some high, thin sweetness on the top of the palate, with aftertaste dominated by a slight tartness that is a truly rare flavor in beer.

Mouth: Light bodied, mellow, and dry, this would be a great summer session beer. Carbonation is medium-strong, totally acceptable for style.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Tulip Glass. 2/5/14

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 23:18:45 | More by ZoomanCru
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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.