Samuel Adams Cold Snap - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4/5 rDev +16.6%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. Big three finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A crips, juicy, and spicy wheat driven aroma with good hints of citrus and pepper. Upfront wheat and pale malt with hints of grains, yeast, straw, cracker, and biscuit. Big spice hints of coriander and white pepper. Fruit hints of orange, lemon, and light plum. Subtle background hints of Noble hops. A pretty solid crisp aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a crisp and clean wheat driven taste with good notes of citrus and pepper. Upfront taste of wheat and pale malt with notes of grains, straw, yeast, cracker, and biscuit. Spice notes of coriander and white pepper. Citrus fruit notes of orange and lemon along with a light note of plum. Background notes of Noble hops add a little drying bitterness. A pretty solid light wheat beer taste.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, clean, creamy, and very smooth.
Overall: A pretty decent take on a Witbier. Good mix of citrus fruit esters and coriander spice.
03-25-2014 06:25:28 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
3.25/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
01-30-2014 22:55:01 | More by lordofthewiens
3.71/5 rDev +8.2%
The notches on the label tell me this 12 ounce bottle will be filled with "brewery fresh beer" until April of this year.
Pours heavily clouded, dull darker apricot. Sturdy and lasting off white head. Lace left behind is thicker and mostly slippery.
Floral nose with some light pepper, oranges and cream-sicle notes.
Pretty flavorful white brew, with a distinct mineral note. Also more orange, more lite pepper and in general showing a zesty and crisp character and mouth feel.
Not bad, quite easy drinking and gong nicely with salad, nuts and goat cheese. Respectable seasonal from SA
01-24-2014 04:42:25 | More by Billolick
3.78/5 rDev +10.2%
Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head, hazy, gold in color
Smell: tangerine and peach
Taste: tangerine, apricot, wheat, and peach
Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness, light body, high carbonation
Overall: Not usually a fan of Sam Adams witbiers, but I found this one to be very drinkable and better than most. Refreshing and clean, it may be my favorite in this year's spring variety pack.
03-05-2014 17:20:53 | More by tigg924
Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.