Snapshot Wheat | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU: 13
Yeast: Hybrid ale yeast
Calories: 182
Hops: Cascade
Malts: Pale, Wheat
Fruits/Spices: Coriander, grains of paradise
Special Processing: Add Lactobacillus (souring bacteria) to a portion of the overall wort, which produces lactic acid that gives a characteristic sourness and mouthfeel. That acidic portion is then added to other portion of the wort that was fermented with the Ale yeast. So two worts – a sour and a regular – are blended together to make Snapshot.

Added by beerforpresident on 01-12-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
1,595
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
571
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Ratings: 1,595 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of ClintGoodman
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npdevil27
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another New Belgium beer that came in a variety pack if I recall correctly. This one is a typical wheat beer with some spice rack. Comes in hazy like a wheat beer should, yellow in color, about 4/7" deep white head. Aroma hits on coriander, wheat, lemon.

Interesting, expected it to have more tartness. Comes off as a weird intermediary between tart/bitter. Well carbonated throughout. Hopping seems super mild. Light bodied, not overly spice racked. If I were to improve this beer, I'd put some sexy hops in it, blend it a little more with the lacto spiked beer, and just forget the coriander all together. Decent as it is, no problem drinking 2-3 of these in a variety pack.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance is hazy yellow to crisp golden in color with a one finger white foamy head that concaves in the middle to leave a ton of soapy looking bubbles gracing the sides of the glass. The smell is a sharp crisp orange, clementines, and lemons combine with a decent wheatiness coming about into a neatly packed tart citrusy and refreshing way. The taste is a combined wheaty citrusy and slightly sour flavoring. There is a slight orangey aftertaste with a decent wheat bite at the end. There is no finish. On the palate, she sits fairly light and refreshing with a decent sharp carbonation running about her and indicating that this is fairly sessionable. Overall, in my opinion, this is a pretty good American Pale Wheat Ale that does everything it needs for the style.

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Photo of zkoehn
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from NC in SC.
This slightly hazy golden ale is milder than expected. There's light tartness, only faint spicy notes, and a mild aroma with no banana.
Crisp, light and refreshing.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the can of indeterminate age (2014 canning, I think), it pours an expected hazy amber with a large, fluffy head that lasts as you drink it. Expected banana and clove in the nose. In the mouth: citrus and slightly sweet-sour flavor.

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Photo of Dylanlikesbeer
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Alemmer91
4.77/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msumike89
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can with freshness date of January 2017 into standard pint glass.

L: Hazy straw yellow with finger width white head that slowly recedes into a thin layer.

S: Banana, clove, coriander, yeast and buttered biscuit. A bit weak IMO.

T: Delicious mixture of light banana and spices, with a biscuit yeasty finish. A bit of lemon, orange and citrus in there as well.

F: Light bodied and low alcohol make this beer easily drinkable and with no bad after taste.

O: Another solid take from New Belgium.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a custom shaped pint glass: color is straw, head is off white and presents about 1/2 inch thick.

Smell lightly tart, then some biscuit/breadiness.

Taste is a little fuller than the aroma with a tart presence, then light biscuit and wheat.

moutfeel is pleasant, not too sour and nice lingering bready/soft wheat feel

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Photo of CUBeerBuff
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 1,595 ratings