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

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1,210 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,210
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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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

rolltide8425, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

trocketsauced, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

jborgschulte, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy sunset orange with an off-white finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a barren surface, minus the nigh invisibly thin line of suds around the edge of the glass. Virtually no lacing is left behind.

Smell - Corriander spice and fair orange aroma. Light wheat.

Taste - Follows the nose. Corriander spice backed by a light citrus sweetness. Wheat hits mid-taste and rides into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, with a crisp, dry finish.

Overall - The 'brewed with spice with spice added' line on the bottle scared me, as I was expecting a nasty spice bomb, but this is actually very close to your traditional wit. In all, it's okay. Pretty run of the mill craft wit. Nothing I'd necessarily buy again, but if it finds it's way into next spring's mix pack, I won't avoid it.

TheSixthRing, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Zaphog, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

markallmon, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

mitch3114, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Bernoulli
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Half inch head fades quickly to pretty lacing.

Beautiful, almost shandy-esque, golden haze.

Faint odor indeterminate odor.

Nice amount of citrus (less than a shandy) with a faint lingering pepper or spice (coriander?).

Eminently drinkable, but more like a spring or summer beer (a late April cold snap? or something to remind you of spring when its far off). Maybe a bit too insubstantial?

Bernoulli, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

brauseboof, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

djrn2, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

atlandy, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

GFD400, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

DerwinWentworth, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

mikerems, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

CaptainNomihodai, Jan 16, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +3.8%

APH, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a hazy dark lemonade color with a slight white head. The aroma is mild with sweet citrus, coriander, and wheat. The flavor is very similar to Blue Moon with the use of orange and spices that are mixed with wheat. The finish is a little unusual with a dry bite.

Lemke10, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

jkd03c, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

AMCPhD, Jan 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

BostonPhilly, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of ghowehattrick
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

So this is the replacement for Alpine Spring? I was really let down when I heard this was the case. Alpine Spring is/was one of my Samuel Adams favorites. I felt like I at least had to give it a shot since it replaced one of my favorite Spring beers. I got this one as a single bottle from my local Total Wine.

Poured into my tulip, bright hazy yellow with an orange tint, bright white head. Very sweet smelling, clean musty, herbal aroma. I was very happy to find it tasted very similar to Alpine Spring, granted they are two different styles. Sweeter that Alpine Spring, less hop bitterness. All around great beer.

ghowehattrick, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle form Bert's
Pours a hazy medium golden color with a huge fluffy head that persists forever. Aromas of lime and pepper dominate as well as a meringue kind of thing going on. Light wheaty spice and coriander round out the nose. The flavor is lightly sweet with honey and wow again it's like key lime pie with a bit of pepper and coriander thrown in. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. This beer surprise me a bit, but I really kind of enjoyed it.

johnnnniee, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

PhotoMattT, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

darcange, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

socon67, Jan 15, 2014
Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.