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

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BA SCORE
78
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1,330 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 1,330
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 198 | 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 clayrock81
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden orange body with minimal head and lace with a decent witbier aroma of minor citric hops/spice and touches of yeast. Beer is smooth and easy to drink but too simplistic to be a great wit (more commercialized). The spice and coriander are minimal on the edges to add a little oomph to the citric flavors and it finishes light and with a crisp edge. Not a bad beer and there were touches of sweetness at times in the beer.

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of CiderGoggles
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Remdog
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Cory_Brown
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Foggy, light orange, citrusy color. 1/4 inch white thin head.
Smell- smells like citrus and coriander. Not much of an orange smell, more of a zest of lemon and other tangy spices.
taste- Upfront theres a zest of lemon. Some coriander but not much orange. Its a little bitter almost like hops but this taste is attributable to the high level of carbonation.
Mouthfeel- A light mouthfeel and very easy to drink.
Overall- New to the style but I like this beer better than the Sam Adams White Christmas. Not bad and very drinkable.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of DangerDawg
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of JKV96
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of smb71481
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Jstewart6
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of KerryCummins1977
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bnes09
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orange hazy ale. Wreaking head but nice lacing. Clean, citrus aroma. Big orange and tangerines right away on the palate. Hints of floral spices. Fresh, leafy, veggie like hop. Well balanced. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Crisp, refreshing finish. Great beer for end of winter or early spring.

Photo of ben4unc
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz mug.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy blonde color with a medium-sized fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, yielding a nice ring of lacing.

Smell: Citric and fruity sweetness backed up by a peppery aroma. Hints of typical witbier in the background- wheat and a bit of yeastiness.

Taste: Begins with an orange sweetness with hints of apple and plum toward the middle. Finish begins spicy before turning a bit wheaty and yeasty.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with crisp carbonation that stings a bit up front. Finish is light, watery, and quite refreshing.

Overall: A damn good witbier. I am not a big drinker of the style, but this was a nice one to have. Like many beers from the Boston Beer Company, this would make a good gateway beer to those newer to craft beers, and it's definitely something to have those who swear by Blue Moon to try. It still surprises me that the Samuel Adams line expands at a near-alarming rate, yet the beers are consistently winners.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 1,330 ratings.