Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.08/5 rDev +17.2%
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.
03-27-2014 00:20:52 | More by flagmantho
More User Reviews:
2.43/5 rDev -30.2%
Popped the top to an aroma of someone farting in a wet bathing suit in a hot car. Tart is accurate, which paired well with my dry numb pallet after a pack of newports. Pretty run of the mill wheat beer. Glad I only bought a single. Whoever said it tastes like blue moon was spot on.
08-08-2014 22:01:09 | More by Yeahok
3.53/5 rDev +1.4%
12 oz bottle, enjoy by 6/22/14. Pours hazy yellow-white with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass a little.
The aroma is wheat malts with some lactic acid tartness.
The flavor is sweet bready wheat malts with a little lemoney fruit and slight tart lactic acid. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some spritzy carbonation.
Overall, reminds me of a gose, but a bit sweeter and more wheaty.
03-22-2014 05:30:22 | More by Beaver13
4/5 rDev +14.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says enjoy by May 25th, 2014.
Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A fairly tart and zesty wheat malt forward aroma with good hints of citrus and spice. Upfront wheat and pale malt with hints of straw, biscuit, grains, and cracker. Spice hints of coriander and pepper. Citrus fruit hints of lemon zest and orange. Somewhat floral and acidic. A pretty solid wheat ale aroma.
Taste: Like the nose, a zesty, tart, and somewhat acidic wheat malt driven taste with good notes of citrus and spice. Wheat and pale malt with some notes of biscuit, straw, crackers, and grains. Notes of coriander and some pepper spicing. Zesty citrus fruit notes of lemon and orange. Slight notes of floral hops in the background. A pretty solid crisp wheat taste.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, spritzy, and slightly acidic. Very smooth.
Overall: A solid light and refreshing wheat ale. Nice tart citrus presence.
03-04-2014 07:43:05 | More by MattyG85
Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.