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: Belgian 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:
#40,455
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
2,319
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
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52
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Photo of JohnDon
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bluesfolk19
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rojohns22
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pegasus
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow gold with slight carbonation and a robust, fine-beaded white head and lots of Belgian-style lace. Profuse streams of carbonation drift lazily to the surface,

Aroma: The aroma is a bit sweet, with an abundance of coriander, lesser orange rind, and a punch of wheat malt.

Taste: Opens with strong notes of coriander, and lesser orange rind. As the taste progresses, wheat malt and yeast shine, as well. Mild grassy hops provide a balancing bitterness. Later in the taste, there is a mild lemon note. Finishes with a bit of toasted caramel.

Mouth feel: Full and soft, very pleasant, with just a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability: Really excellent, a bit over-the-top for the style, but that is what makes it great.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass bottle, with a pry-off crown, served in a South American-style Pilsener glass.

Sourcing: Rescued from a refrigerated beer cave last weekend, where it was on clearance, I'll be looking for this to appear in the Winter season.

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Photo of lsudduth
3.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Unclevince
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mustela_Man
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spartacat300
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SamHill_92
2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of pat61
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

L: hazy gold amber permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a lacy 2" white cap with fair to good retention

S: smells of orange, traces of coriander, light wheat and malt

T: Orange leads the palate supported buy light biscuit, wheat, coriander, and spice

F: medium bodied beer has a divine, super creamy texture with medium high carbonation

O: a creamy orange wheat fest

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Photo of znskeba
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ocalafox
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Seems to me like a mix of a Belgian white and a saison or farmhouse style ale.

Look: cloudy straw golden color
Smell: Smells like orange peel, pepper, and maybe some honey notes.
Taste: Tastes slightly like pepper with very faint fruit notes. Finishes crisp.
Mouthfeel: too much carbonation for my liking.

Decent beer, have had better in the style. Leaves a little bit of a metallic aftertaste.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-pale yellow tap pour ( fairly cloudy) with a 1cm fluffy cap. This was a recently tapped keg but had a somewhat common BBC tap-beer stank. I expect that a bottle version would be okay.

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3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Michelleroo
1.44/5  rDev -58%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I did not like this at all. Sam Adams! Dropping the ball! I tend to enjoy most of what SA puts forth but this fell wayyyy short for me. Smelled meh, tasted weird! I don’t even know what that initial flavor was but it was not pleasant. The mf was watery and the aftertaste was nonexistent. Bleh. No bueno for me.

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Photo of LennyDercolo
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2,319 ratings