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:
#45,183
Reviews:
325
Ratings:
2,311
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
3.02
 
 
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3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

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

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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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3.4/5  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

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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

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

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a small chalice: color is murky, hazy copper, head is off white with fine bubbles, presenting 1/2 inch thick and then dissipating to a thin top with some lacing on the glass.

Smell is subdued but a bit unique with the subtle plum notes - otherwise some biscuit and toast, light coriander, hint of yeast off phenols and light clove.

Taste follows with a bit more plum like character - biscuit, light spice, coriander and some light yeast notes.

Mouthfeel is a bit sharp, dry and didnt sit well on my tongue.

Overall good white ale with light spice but just a bit too dry/sharp on the finish.

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3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Very crisp and refreshing, a good session beer. You can taste the spices brewed in the beer, though it is nothing strong. Surprisingly with only 10 IBUs a very noticeable hop profile is apparent, giving off a very piney hop after taste.

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3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is just a bit teasing. The feel is standard with light citrus bite. I can drink it all night as it isn't heavy; it's not overpowering but pleases you with more kick at 5.3 %. I like the super cool owl on the label.

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3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall clear glass. Has a dark cloudy orange color. Finger thick head. Moderate carbonation.

Smells like lemon zest and wheat. Pepper notes, along with cinnamon, coriander, honey, cloves, and ginger.

Tastes of lemon zest and wheat, maybe banana bread--some sort of bread. Has a nice cinnamon and ginger combination, along with cloves, honey, and mild pepper. Other spices are present. Has a light dry finish, not bitter but tingles. Feels somewhat smooth on the palette.

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3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2,311 ratings