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Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

785 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 785
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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flagmantho

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: silvery-yellow straw hue with a moderate haze and a light visible effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy white foam. You can't ask too much more from the style.

Smell: light aroma with elements that are hay-like, grainy, sour and fruity. Not sure if this is supposed to be sour, but the light, almost tropical fruitiness really appeals to me. I'm not usually a fan of New Belgium's beers, but this one has got me.

Taste: a little sourness, a little tropical fruitiness, and a little French funkiness. I don't know what this beer is supposed to be ... and yet, it really appeals to me. I feel like it might not appeal to *others*, but for my palate it's A-OK.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a large, well-integrated carbonation which yields an amazingly satisfying and mouth-filling creaminess. Ba dow!

Overall: I'd have to go over my old notes, but this might be my favorite New Belgium offering. It's definitely not a traditional European wheat beer, yet it has tons more character than your run-of-the-mill American wheat beer. Fruity (though not crazily), funky (though not too saison-ey) and sour (though not Brett-ly), this beer fills an interestingly mild niche of drinkable fruity wheat beer, made in America, yet with its own personality. Ba dow! I can see myself buying many six-packs of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:20:52 | More by flagmantho
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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.