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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:
#42,253
Reviews:
296
Ratings:
2,197
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
3.02
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
851
Trade:
1
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3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Grupatre
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured into a clear mug.
The appearance was a chill haze sort of yellow-ed paper color with a finger's worth of quickly dieing white foamy head that left some "trying" lace here and there.
The aroma had some citrus sweetness leaning towards a meddling white breadiness. Some grassy sweetness and a stiff wet coriander.
The flavor was bready/yeasty sweet all of the way through with that "wet coriander" seemingly coming through in a slight "crushed" sort of spicy context. Aftertaste was the "wet coriander" and white bread.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Finish was slightly sticky sweet, almost cloying but not quite.
Overall, an Americanized witbier that actually isn't a bad one, it's just not all of the way up there with the best ones of it's style.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

**
01/17/15
On tap at Chili’s . Dinner with family.
Aroma: mild citrus, yeast,.
Appearance: cloudy yellow. No head.
Taste: Mold, not necessarily in a bad way, sweet and sour, grasses.

Not horrendous.
**

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3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Hazed gold, nearing a brown hue. Head is white, which is weak and barely hangs on. No lacing.

S- That classic Wit coriander spice, with the addition of citrus and stonefruit sweetness. Biscuit malt aroma to back it all up.

T- Mild citrus and fruity. Reminds me a bit of Trix cereal. Slightly biscuity.

M- Body is light, pretty clean and wet finish. Sweet with some dry spice in there too.

O- This was borderline White IPA style, which sometimes gets a little too convoluted. The combination of citrus and juicier stonefruit notes just don't work too well together.

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3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of drdiesel9483
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Look - cloudy tannish golden color with a slight head and skimming
Smell - wheat, spices with some of that slight banana/clove yeast scent
taste - spiced up wheat gone bad. I can taste all the things I mentioned in one way or another as the scents but it's just kind of funky and I'm really not a fan
feel - medium body and carbonation
Overall - I'm actually going to dump this beer, not good.

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

Photo of kjkinsey
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of agreen
4.52/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sexmortus
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Trevor_martin
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mwvia67
4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz on tap poured into nonic pint

A: bright orange amber color with a murky body. Small white head that laces the glass well.

S: coriander some light lemon and wheat and orange

T: lots of wheaty breadiness and coriander with hints of orange and lemon

M: nice creamy body decent carbonation

O: nothing wow inspiring but a fairly solid witbier

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3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.02/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2,197 ratings
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