Samuel Adams Cold Snap - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by TempeBeerMan:
2.88/5 rDev -16%
Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.
Another witbier from Sam Adams?? Are they just releasing the same beer over and over with different labels?
A - Pours a hazy banana-yellow, with a one-finger white head of perfectly even bubbles. No lacing to speak of.
S - I was smelling this one before it came anywhere near my nose. Very powerful aroma of orange, clove, coriander, ginger, and cake batter? Somewhat strange mix. Just too much spice.
T - First taste is...vanilla? What is vanilla doing in my Witbier? Coriander and clove in the mid-palate. Some almost artificial tasting orange marmalade in the finish. I can't get over the vanilla. I even went and got a palate cleanser mid-glass because I thought I was hallucinating. Nope, still there. Way too sweet.
M - Creamy?!? Again, more strangeness. Body is light-to-medium, with standard SA prickly carbonation. Finishes syrupy.
O - What a weird beer. It's all over the place with off flavors, odors, and feels, like some sort of Frankenstein's Monster. The joke is on me though, as this is definitely NOT like any of SA's recent witbier offerings. NOT good, either.
01-31-2014 05:36:03 | More by TempeBeerMan
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 1,136 ratings.