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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tbryan5 on 01-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,234
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
2,254
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
3.02
 
 
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49
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Photo of TheCuriograph
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themom
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I'm not usually a fan of wheat beers, but this was better than most. I found it refreshing.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Attractive gold with a finger of white head.

Smell: Light, crisp citrus dominates basically everything but some malt at the end.

Taste: Spicy citrus intermingles with malt, creating a surprisingly tasty bready flavor. Hop bitterness is basically non-existent except for a quick drift off the back of your tongue after swallowing.

Mouthfeel: Thin and very highly carbonated.

Overall: I like it! It's not super special, but it's tasty and inoffensive. I'd pick this over a typical macrobrew any day.

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Photo of Higdon
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jdezelick
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of netshark
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RussWilson
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brob245
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi hazy orange with a white head. Smells of malt and spices. Tastes of wheat, yeast, floral notes, and some sweet spices. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a nice witbier.

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

Photo of Anarquia100
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ristaccia
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Choppin-Banana
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KennethBeer
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnrider
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a pale orange color. Small bubbly white head quickly dies down to almost nothing. No real visible lacing. Lots of carbonation can be seen.

S: Orange rind. Spices. Wheat, plenty of wheat. Typical Witbier aromas.

T/M: Light. Spices. Plenty of wheat. More wheat. Orange and some sweeter fruits. The flavors are nice but everything is pretty weak. Pretty clean aftertaste. Moderate carbonation.

O: Average at best. Kind of like a watered down Sam Summer. Has a nice aroma and the flavors are right, but lacks that oomph.

Cheers!

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Photo of ScottyB515
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluestringer
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Longhorn Restaurant.

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThirstyLion
2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Many will compare this to a Blue Moon. Cold Snap looks very appealing in the glass which is about the best thing we can say about it.

Side by side vs. a Blue Moon, cold snap has a much more vibrant orangish glow. Similar to a blue moon there is a frothy head which dissipates to a ring as the beer sets and opens up.

Blue Moon is a much smoother beer, with a hint of Orange in My Old Spice on the Finish. Cold snap has and after flavor that tastes somewhere between lemon zest in a bucket soapy water.

Overall a disappointing effort for a craft beer back to the drawing board Sam.

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2,254 ratings
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