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

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BA SCORE
78
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1,581 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,581
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 28
Gots: 322 | 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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3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - poured a cloudy pale golden color with orange highlights, loose 3/4 finger head with large bubbles. No lacing, no real head retention.

S - mild fruity aroma, soapy, slight spice, loads of orange and coriander.

T - taste follows the aroma quite well, lots of fruityness with orange and coriander notes. Has a nice malt body, nice and bready... But finishes very bland, not bitter, not dry, not even sweet, just bland. Just seems to be lacking flavor in the end, don't know what it is, I usually enjoy whit biers.

M - mouthfeel is ok, little on the syrupy side for the style, sufficient carbonation.

O - I was excited to see this come out, figured it was a revival of Sam Adams white, but it falls short. Lacking in overall flavor, nothing really making me what to drink more.

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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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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 1,581 ratings.