Samuel Adams Cold Snap
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Cold SnapSamuel Adams Cold Snap
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #242
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
78
Ranked #26,908
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 14.53%
Reviews:
398
Ratings:
2,573
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 05:16 AM
Added:
Jan 01, 2014
Wants:
  63
Gots:
  980
Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way.
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Rated: 2.51 by averageninjaface from Alaska

Monday at 05:16 AM
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a 12 oz bottle

Murky golden pouring beer with a thick 2 finger white head. Fluffy looking and very long lasting. Some pretty good lacing on the glass.
Nose has hints or orange on it. Malty, biscuit aroma here.
Taste - Slight orange flavor. Decent malt bill, but not extremely strong. I do get some bread and biscuit here.
Light body. Bubbly. Crisp.
Similar to Blue Moon, not really better or worse.
Saturday at 12:43 AM
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle

cloudy orange copper color, white head. aroma of bready wheat and herbal yeast phenols. similar taste, on the sweeter side. thin to medium bodied.
Feb 19, 2024
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a Tulip.

L: Hazy gold pour, one finger white head, foam is fizzy and has moderate retention.
S: Opens with a light aroma of spice, mostly coriander, very light fruity (apricot) aroma.
T: Fruity tangerine/apricot flavor.
F: Crisp and light-ish, slightly watery.
O: OK.
Feb 18, 2024
 
Rated: 5 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Feb 16, 2024
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Reviewed by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

3.17/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Faint scent of citrus, in the bottle and the glass, was accompanied by a couple of fingers of white foam in the latter; it rapidly collapsed into the cloudy apple juice-colored beer. After sitting a minute or two, the aroma developed a little more complexity, almost as if it was reading my review and adding a hint of apple. In the mouth, very faint carbonation and a slight viscosity had a flavor but I'm having trouble pinning it down (given its faintness)... slightly sour... like sour dough??? It's not unpleasant, just... not. If one wants something innocuous, this would probably go with almost anything.
Feb 09, 2024
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Reviewed by LeinenkugelDrinker from Nevada

4.19/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
I guess I never reviewed this beer. I purchase it every year in whichever variety pack it’s in.

Look: Hazy yellow with an orange tinge. Good head.
Smell: Spices, citrus, and little malt.
Taste: A subtle orange flavor is noticeable, followed by a powerful coriander taste with a touch of maltiness. Absolutely delicious.
Feel: Medium in the mouth.
Overall: This beer is consistently excellent year in and year out. It is always the highlight of my January. I would definitely recommend this beer.
Feb 05, 2024
 
Rated: 3.49 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2024
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Reviewed by Riverdivine8 from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Absolutely delicious~
An unfiltered, wheat white ale, with a warm orange-yellow haze, still comes across as bright and clean. Is a wonderful balance of sweet and spice~ with bright orange, and warming ginger, and cinnamon notes. Both smooth, and spunky. Would have given it a 5, if it was a touch more dry, and a tiny bit less spice, but that is just my preference.
Jan 09, 2024
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Reviewed by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
January-March 2024 Seasonal Release - 12 pack
12 oz. bottle dated 353 3 (12/19/23) - 5.3% ABV / 10 IBUs
Brewed and bottled in Breinigsville, PA
Poured into a Bell's branded nonic pint glass

Look - Pours a dense and fizzy white head that leaves some lacing. Cloudy, light orange appearance with a lot of floating bubbles.
Smell - Getting aromas of orange citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, bready malt, grassy hops.
Taste - The citrus and spices blend together well and nothing is too dominant. Zero bitterness.
Feel - Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and finishes with minimal dryness.
Overall - Nice citrus and spice flavors and easy to drink.
Jan 02, 2024
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: pours an orange amber body with small, white head with nice retention and lacing.
S: sweet, citrus dankness
T: sweet, light citrus dank notes
M: light bodied; crisp
O: ok beer, overall; ok feel and taste.
Dec 30, 2023
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Rated by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Extremely clean tasting, but not much else.

Style: Witbier | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 5.3% | Rating: 3
Dec 29, 2023
 
Rated: 3.52 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by timon from California

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Taste and feel win out over mediocre looks and smell on this one. I think it tastes nice with honey/apple flavor and the feel is good, but it really looks like shit and the smell is nothing great.
Nov 03, 2023
 
Rated: 3.52 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Oct 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look...A light but definite amber brown with an ample white head and a touch of haze.
Smell...light hint of nutmeg citrus and hop.
Taste... definite spice off the draw to another resolute dry and vaguely sweet. A nice full flavor but only 5.3 ABV
Feel...a very lice quality fluff and adds richness to the finish. A thin amount of lacing with professional carbonation
Overall...I never purchased this beer and probably would never have tried so I was surprised how much I really liked this beer. i am giving this a better score because I let this go a little (6 months) . good stuff
Sep 19, 2023
 
Rated: 3.6 by generalraider from New Jersey

May 24, 2023
 
Rated: 3.47 by LagerMan_US from Maine

May 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.52 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2023
Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 2573 ratings