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

Samuel Adams Cold SnapSamuel Adams Cold Snap

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BA SCORE
79
okay

969 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%


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 mrfrancis:
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a clinging, creamy white head that recedes quickly, but never completely dissipates.

S: Aromas of wheat, cream, grass, plum, coriander, orange, hibiscus flowers, and mildly spicy yeast are present on the nose.

T: Notes of wheat toast, cream, biscuit, grass, straw, and herbs are supported by delicate notes of coriander, ripe plum, orange peel, and hibiscus flowers. The finish is brief and floral with robust notes of wheat toast, cream, hibiscus, and orange.

M: On the lighter side of medium, silky, and creamy with very delicate, yet active carbonation. This is far from a traditionally dry, spritzy witbier, but it is still very appealing and very easy to drink.

O: I used to love the original Samuel Adams White Ale and have expressed varying degrees of satisfaction and disappointment with each subsequent take on the style the company has released. Cold Snap, however, takes me back to my discovery of that beer and my early days of imbibing craft beers. If you, like me, enjoyed the original Samuel Adams White Ale, you will be delighted to know that Cold Snap is a worthy replacement. Many of the flavor components are the same, and all in all, it is probably as close to the original as we are going to get at this point.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:00:59 | More by mrfrancis
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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.