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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
70
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Ratings: 1,581
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 28
Gots: 318 | 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 Ryanm1:
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why this beer is getting tagged as such a low quality sud. As a connoisseur of wheat beer this is a better than average brau. Forget that a mass marketer (or at least a large scale microbrew) makes it. It pours a hazy unfiltered golden color with moderate carbonation. Leaves slight lacing around the glass when sipping it. Gives the wheat taste with a large amount of citrus, mainly orange and if I'm not mistaken has the coriander vibe going as well. Great session beer weighing in at 5.3 abv and I'd give it the edge on Blue Moon. Worth checking out and grabbing as a party pleaser beer.

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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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 1,581 ratings.