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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,207 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 1,207
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 113 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tbryan5 on 01-01-2014)
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Reviews by augustgarage:
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3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle from my local - font makes it look like "Gold Snap" almost. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Hoegaarden tumbler.

Orange peel/amber body with gold highlights and a thin but lasting cap of magnolia foam. Fast running, even, sandy lacing; no legs. Average retention.

Candy like aroma with the orange peel and plum working well together, though dominating the nose.

Starts off sweet but turns bright and lightly malty rather quickly (balanced by wheat. Faintly spicy finish, with the coriander and orange lingering for quite some time. The plum adds a juicy note suggesting peach. Hibiscus peaks through as well. Low hops throughout.

Creamy, medium-light body.

A refreshing ale, though the fruit/spice additions, while well balanced and welcome are not at all restrained, so this is almost a specialty beer rather than a true wit-bier.

augustgarage, Jan 18, 2014
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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.

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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.

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Billolick, Jan 24, 2014
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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.