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

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Ratings: 1,777
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 31
Gots: 513 | FT: 0
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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

Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way.
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Ratings: 1,777 | Reviews: 286
Photo of lanechaffin
5/5  rDev +46.2%

My 2nd favorite

Photo of sdub
5/5  rDev +46.2%

Excellent take on a white ale. I still miss Sam Adams White Ale, but this is a great replacement.

Photo of KGraff51
5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer! Great taste and body

Photo of PurpledOut
4.9/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Another one of my favs, snap, wish it was available all winter in restaurants.

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.89/5  rDev +43%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my trusty Stella Artois pint glass. Clean crisp and very clear with minimal head. Went down really smooth. The taste is above average and one of the best white beers i have had in a long time. It really hit the spot on a very cold Indiana day when we were colder than the other 49 states

Photo of IanOsea
4.65/5  rDev +36%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is personally my favorite beer I've had so far. It's a delicious wheat beer so it's very easy to drink. Semi-sweet with a hint of a citrus to it. Other than one other brand of beer, I pretty much stock-up on Cold Snap every Spring. It just goes well with just about every meal (even breakfast). For me, Cold Snap and Spring just go hand-in-hand. I wish they made this beer year-round.

Photo of Montaldo2
4.57/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great early spring beer. One of my favorites for drinking after getting my lawn ready for spring

Photo of swayzejeff
4.55/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer! Nice taste for a cold time of year

Photo of Stburton
4.55/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very crisp with a small late bitterness.

Photo of joe12pk
4.55/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A - Hazy light peach. Two finger head settles to a film that never leaves. Nice lacing.

S - Tangerine and coriander. Plum comes through after sitting a few minutes.

T - Malts, citrus, and coriander blend blissfully. Finishes with light hops.

M - Medium

O - Delicious and very refreshing! If you find one, grab it. Excellent session brew. Cheers!

Photo of TopherBreski
4.53/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I hate almost all winter brews but this; this is great. It's almost like a Belgian with coriander only with some caramel, pepper, and cinnamon so it's not to dark but not light either.

Photo of KWolf
4.52/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Fine example of a Wit.

Photo of bakoebel
4.49/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a good beer.

Photo of Rmcv31
4.48/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good witbier. Not the best, but definitely a one of the better attempts by a large brewery.

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.46/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I get smells and tastes of vanilla and coriander from this great beer.

Photo of paladinjoe
4.46/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really tasty beer, Sam Adams seems to have had an identity crises the past several years on sticking with a spring seasonal, but this time, I think they got it right. I was very happy with the "White Ale" they had from 2004-2010, but then they went all over the place with Noble Pils, and Alpine Spring. This time, they brought back the White Ale, with a little extra.. very well done, really hope they stick with this one this time!

Photo of beergoot
4.38/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Semi-hazy, golden yellow body with a thick, white head. Strong orange and coriander aroma; lemon drops. Warm malt flavor; lemon sweet bread; tart and juicy citrus tones. Medium bodied; crisp, clean, dry finish.

A very tasty witbier. The citrus flavors are very prominent yet meld well with the malt and wheat grains. Outstanding depth and complexity and very well-balanced throughout. It's been a while since I've been fire-up about a witbier or even a Sam Adam's product, but this particular brew excels across the board for this style.

Photo of craftbrew502
4.38/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A a a a a a a

Photo of jtwelk33
4.36/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For a big brewery, this one is really solid

Photo of Paul432_1
4.36/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is Good. Worth a try

Photo of nismo_2005
4.34/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had one of these with my steak at outback steak house.
Got from draft on standard pint glass.
Thin white head about half a finger
Gold color that was extremely hazy great unfiltered look.
The smell was good had a ipa like hop aroma. With a good hint of being grainy.
The flavor was not as strong as I expected but was very good. Hoppy with a grainy kind of fruity taste.
Overall I would recommend it to a friend.

Photo of shacawgo24
4.29/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy body burnt-orange in color. The orange blushes giving the color of peach skin. One finger maybe a little more of carbonated misty head. Thin and "poppy" head depletes rather quick. But the body hues keep myself eyeballing the beer like I'm appraising a jewel.

S-Peach. Nectarine. Plum. Juicy. Honey-like sweet malts. Sour grape skins. Lilac. Floral. Perfumes your glass with time.

T-Smooth wheat. Wheat bread. I love the smooth almost flavorless wheat akin to straw and yet it's grainy enough to taste. Restrained orange. Dark dusty grapes/must. Hop is there, swish around you'll find it. Low level bitter hop primarily resides on the finish. And the obvious dominating plum is a refreshing take on witbier.

M-Low-high to medium-low body. Medium carbonation. Low tartness and sweetness like a plum starts the sip. Malty middle. Smooth sizzling medium bitter finish. Medium drying.

O-Nothing out of tune. The body color is the highlight of the beer, the plum addition as well.
Refreshing. A seasonal Sam Adams you'll look forward to every winter.

Photo of Shawnfinch
4.27/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the best from Sam Adams

Photo of JeffMac30
4.26/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A "winter" beer with a nice hint of "summer" in it.

Photo of Diggitydustin
4.26/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In my opinion this was a terrific beer. Great smell, feel, taste, I was in love with the aftertaste. Couldn't quite put my finger on what the aftertaste was though. It reminded me of the taste of buttered popcorn jelly beans. I really loved this. I got it on tap at Ruby Tuesdays and couldn't be more happy with picking it over all the options. I highly recommend.

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