Snapshot Wheat - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by flagmantho:
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
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is a good American wheat. I usually choose a Belgian Witt but Snapshot is a nice change. It isn't heavy feeling and doesn't bite back like some American wheat beers. It is a little lighter/thinner tasting than a Belgian Witt but very drinkable. I also like the fact that New Belgium is employee owned.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 03:14:07 | More by KHC
Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.