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

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78
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1,589 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,589
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 28
Gots: 325 | 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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Photo of MidloRapid
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brighteyes868
1.9/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I never thought the words "Blue Moon tastes better" would ever come out of my mouth.

Photo of GrimCat
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pintwacky
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ricp215
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Troots
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 fl.oz. bottle
For brewery-fresh taste, enjoy before month notched MAY
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my dad for hooking me up with a few different beers from the Sam Adams Winter Favorites Craft Beer Variety Pack.

Cloudy yellow ochre appearance. The liquid turned turbid after the yeast was stirred up in the bottle and poured into the glass. An inch tall, tight, frothy, off white crown topped the liquid. The head slowly fell to a thin, transparent film. Streaky lacing trickled along the glass.

Spices came through in the nose. Coriander, ginger and clove were most noticeable. There was a powdery and dry yeasty quality as well. A bit of soapiness appeared as the beer warmed. Touch of bubblegum-like sweetness. Overall, quite subtle but pleasant. The spice notes decreased as the beer sat and the odd soapiness intensified.

Spicy notes came through strong in the flavor. Hefty dose of coriander and clove. Loads of ginger. Super lemony. Crisp and fairly tart. Somewhat hay-like. Orange peel was quite noticeable. The dry, slightly bitter finish contained herbal hop notes and was a bit skunky initially. The skunkiness deceased however with time. Tart, lemony notes lingered in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was perhaps the most impressive thing about this beer. Creamy, fluffy and smooth on the palate with a fine, sprightly effervescence. Pillowy soft. Perhaps a bit over carbonated initially, but the carbonation settled as the beer sat.

Cold Snap is a decent attempt at a witbier. Although this beer reminds me of the warmer weather to come (and that most certainly is a good thing), I think I might enjoy it more when the temperature stays above freezing.

Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Safa1
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gets way too sweet at the end. Perfect first couple drinks. Bummer.

Photo of golf_sierra
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Because of Applebee's poor selection of beer on tap.

Sweet. overly carbed. No real depth of flavor, no hoppyness. Not my favorite wheat beer.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Genx
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamFrench
4.09/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of murraymj
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JB62
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrostyStephen15
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MVG7113
2.11/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I was online the other night, like every night, and came across some site claiming to have the top 100 craft-brews to give a taste. To my surprise, Sam Adams Boston Lager was mid-pack, claimed to the OG craft-brew. The next night, I was at dinner and gave the OG Boston Lager a go and was refreshed and surprised by how much I enjoyed it compared to prior tastings. My brother, however, got the Cold Snap... Said it was good, so... I picked it up the other day and here I am

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy golden honey colour with a nice, fluffy, off white head. Good on looks.

S: A slighty spicy peppery wiff with a secondary honey vanilla sniff across the nose. A faint citrus of the orange variety comes across last of all. Overall, you really have to search your senses to pick up any strong notes on the nose, pepper hits you first--in an indifferent kind of way.

T: Feels a bit watered down. The flavour profiles come across after the initial hit of a rather soapy watered down effect. Not much spiciness on the tongue. Nothing remarkable really.

F: It has that watered down soapy feel, which for me, is never a good thing. Overall the feel is okay. Just nothing to make me wanting another. Mild heat in the chest after it all goes down, which is always a nice winter warming feeling.

O: I'd stick with the Boston Lager before I picked this one out again. There are plenty of Witbiers and plenty of winter ales to try, this is just another notch on the belt.

Photo of Jason
3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Hazed out golden peach hue, haze from the sediment poured into the glass. Decent head. Some faint spicing, perfume-like, honey malt, & yeast in the nose. Good crispness, odd sweetness ... perhaps from the malt and spicing, almost soapy. Not digging this latest creation so much.

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JVan
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALC82
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lanypany88
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not a big fan. It's not a nasty beer just wierd and slimmy.

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 1,589 ratings.