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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:
207
Ratings:
1,593
pDev:
13.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
570
Trade:
0
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +5.1%
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 +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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 +1.7%
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 +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Alemmer91
4.77/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msumike89
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
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 +1.7%
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 +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-spiegelau ipa glass.

A: A billowing chalky white head builds on the pour to a massive size that exhibited an outstanding rate of retention. Hazy tangerine orange with an explosive nature of effervesce within.

S: Tart musky lemon, tart tangerine, with some wet hay. Decent level of awareness, some wheat stalks.

T: Flavor was citrusy with some sweet candy orange notes, malt sugars, followed by a tart and musky lemon hopping. Quenching lemon juice, soothing sourness adds just the right amount of tart character like a old time lemonade.

M: Nice fluffy fullness, wheat, oily, and tart with a juice like consistency.

O: Wet, tart, and juicy citrusy-lemon wheat beer, with a very good rate of drink-ability. A great summertime quencher that you can enjoy in multiples. Gentle level of sourness, beats the heat poolside with relaxed atmosphere where you can just drink, and enjoy the soothing tart lemon nature.

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Photo of bsp77
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of wheat, orange, lemon, pepper and a light tartness. Flavor is initially driven by a sweet breadiness with lemon and orange. Some tart notes on the finish along with pepper and coriander. Some Gose qualities, but the lingering sweetness detracts from the tartness.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Snapshot Wheat from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 1,593 ratings
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