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Samuel Adams Cold Snap - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 1,765
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 30
Gots: 491 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tbryan5 on 01-01-2014

Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way.
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Ratings: 1,765 | Reviews: 285
Photo of lordofthemark
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma - coriander, maybe clove, more than citrus. Taste - a soft fruit that makes me think of banana, less spice. Altogether not unpleasant, but nothing special, much like Blue Moon

Photo of DoubleJ
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cold Snap reminded me much of their seasonal White Ale that would be released for spring, but this was years ago. Cold Snap takes a different route with the spices, bringing softer spice flavors to the mix.

Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
4.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks a bit golden brown, smells like bread and spices, and tastes like it, too! Longlasting taste but sometimes the tastes clash together. They're a mixture of some interesting flavors but it's pretty good overall.

Photo of EmGM
1.6/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Look: hazy golden brown color
Smell: bread, spice, light citrus aroma
Taste: heavy spice taste, deeper not sugary fruit, bready
Aftertaste: the bready taste lingers for quite a while
Overall: REALLY not a fan of this beer at all. It tasted off when I had it and the flavors just clashed with each other

Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Handsome cloudy amber brew with plenty of long-lasting foam in the Bacchus tumbler. Fairly substantial mouthfeel. Lemon peel aroma.

Mellow and wheat with a sweet taste. Orange citrusy flavors followed by a touch of the pencil shavings taste. Pleasant and highly drinkable beer. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Barons Market in San Diego.

Photo of Sara24
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heavy on coriander. Needs more bite on the back end.

Photo of jadpsu
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the local Applebee's. They gave me a sample taste, and decided that it was interesting enough to order a 20 ouncer.
Pours a very cloudy and hazy yellow with a full white head that quickly fades.
Had a lemon rind aroma with some sweet bread malts as a base. a little aromatic hops are in the background.
Taste follows aroma. Sweet and bready malts lead with a lemon peel flavor with a little spice hops.
Not bad at all, will have to try a 6 pack to see how it goes in a bottle/can.

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.46/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I get smells and tastes of vanilla and coriander from this great beer.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.92/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a 12 pack of these and thought I was going to really enjoy this. Turned out to be off enough that I took for ever to finish.

Photo of craftbrew502
4.38/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A a a a a a a

Photo of GregFromRI
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was an okay beer, wouldn't purchase again but would definitely take one if offered. Tastes good, it's definitely worth a try!

Photo of bakoebel
4.49/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a good beer.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Blanche de Namur small pint glass. Pours a golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, coriander, light orange citrus. Flavor of light wheat with strong coriander, mild citrus a hint of butteriness. Nice medium body with light creaminess and active carbonation. A mild witbier that is not quite able to support the level of coriander spicing. The light flavors of wheat and citrus are nice, but a bit underwhelming. A hint of the diacetyl that seems common in Boston Beer offerings, but at a level that add a pleasant mellowing component to this as is usually the case. I'd probably go for a more traditional witbier in the future, but this was easy and light and worked well for a warm afternoon.

Photo of magicmoose66
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I like Sam Adams but this is probably one of their more boring beers. Very mild with a hint of a spicy finish.

Photo of Schneider26
4.18/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice beer for someone starting to lean away from Buds and Millers

Photo of WckdVbz
2.62/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very similar to Shock Top IMO. Blue Moon is better than this.

Photo of Shawnfinch
4.27/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the best from Sam Adams

Photo of Montaldo2
4.57/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great early spring beer. One of my favorites for drinking after getting my lawn ready for spring

Photo of Paul432_1
4.36/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is Good. Worth a try

Photo of KLHBB
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden amber, taste of lemon rind, banana, coriander, lots of bread.

Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a dense collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of plums are present in the nose along with hints of orange peels.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of plums and orange peel along with notes of wheat and hints of spices.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This witbier feels a bit heavier in body compared to other beers in the style, so it can be considered appropriate for a winter beer. The plum flavors are definitely unique.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of cabelgabel
2.11/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I love Sam Adams, but this is marketed toward Blue Mooners. Alpine Spring needs to make a return.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks hazy awe unless with a thin, creamy head. Smells of spice and vanilla...cinnamon? Taste...oh no, not too bad! Actually pretty good. Tastes of a lager with a warmer vanilla finish. I like! I could drink many of these. Very smooth.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy hazy golden color. Foamy white 2 finger head lasting around 5 minutes. Good legs and some powerful activity.

Aromas and taste of citrus, fruits, clove, floral and herbal spices, slightly grainy. Powerful flavors of orange, too much in fact. Rich sweet taste with a slightly vinous feel.

Creamy medium body with prickly carbonation. Well intensified finish ending with a pleasant smoky coriander and clove like spicy bitter mouth coat.

Overall : Acceptable freshness and interesting craft. Very flavorful, but unbalanced, having overwhelming citrus. Could easily be called an orange beer, making this a bit hard to drink while eating for a white beer.

Photo of ColdWaffles
2.76/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On draft.

Hazy orange-ish witbier with a fair white head. Dissipates quickly.

Oddly sweet, individual citrus and spices evident. Overall effect oddly like caramel. Not caramel malts. Caramel.

Slightly sweet generally average and inoffensive wit.

Medium bodied ale, slightly above average carbonation.

Definitely a very very average, maybe even below average beer.

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 1,765 ratings.