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

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BA SCORE
78
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1,328 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,328
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 197 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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

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3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanitas pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7.99 (w/ VONS card) for a 6-pack
Purchased: Feb. 16, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 16, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by May 2014

Poured a golden hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. Minimal foggy lacing on the sides of the glass on the way down. Below average amount of light film on the way down.

First thought of smell was, ‘Yeah, this is a Sam Adams beer.’ Got orange rind, spicy notes, light Circus Peanuts, cloves, wheat, lemon, honey, coriander, nutmeg and some tropical notes.

Tasted honey, orange rind, coriander, wheat, grassy hops, cloves, light sour fruits - kiwi, grapes and still those tropical hops.

Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Soft carbonation. Slightly abrupt finish.

Overall this was a decent witbier. I’d have it again, especially the other five that I have in the 6-pack.

More User Reviews:
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3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 40 degrees F.

A: Pours an orange-tinted gold so cloudy that one cannot even see the shadow of their fingers on the other side of the glass. Forms a thin, short-lived pale head which becomes a ring rather quickly.

S: The aroma is reminiscent of a spiced, mulled orange juice, with heavy citrus notes shot through with coriander and herbal spiciness. There's a very faint touch of funk as well, as though that orange juice were a bit past its expiration date.

T: Sour, tart citrus rolls through the palate with this beer, a mix of orange and grapefruit, both more sour than sweet as if a shade underripe. There's a heavy dose of coriander as well, staying solidly level from opening to finish, and a faint aura of funk drifting by in the background. As the beer warms, the taste profile remains the same, oddly enough.

M: Light, lively, and inviting to drink quickly, this is a refreshing wheat beer.

O: Not a bad take on a witbier, if a bit less complex than I'd prefer.

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3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured a hazy orange color with a small white head. There was a bit of lace.

A peppery, spicy nose. Maybe a little citrus?

Taste of pepper and coriander. And yes, some orange.

This beer didn't really do anything for me. Thin, not much to it.

At $2.99 for a bomber, I thought it was a good price. It just isn't a very good beer.

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 1,328 ratings.