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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,330 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,330
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 198 | 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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Reviews by Chiefy770:
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3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Best by date of June 2014 notched into the label.

Appearance: Cloudy golden body with a slight orange hue. Respectable foam head collapses to a creamy cap and does not leave much lacing.

Smell: Coriander dominates the nose. Orange juice and a bit of clove hang around as well.

Taste: The spices hit first. Coriander and orange zest are carried on a pretty bubbly body. The malts have a hard time breaking through the carbonation. This ones is sweet and tangy but lacks a strong grainy backbone.

Mouthfeel: As I mentioned this brew is very carbonated. Medium body. Easy to drink.

Overall: My main problem with Cold Snap was the lack of malts. The orange and spice were good but they need malts in order to round this one out. This was refreshing but is not a beer I will run out to buy more of any time soon.

More User Reviews:
Photo of UrbanCaveman
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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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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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 1,330 ratings.