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

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Samuel Adams Cold SnapSamuel Adams Cold Snap

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

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

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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

Best before 4/2014.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and floral flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice fruity presence in the aroma and flavor.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was a fan of their White Ale a few years back, so when I saw this I had to give it a try. Poured from the bottle into a Nebraska Cornhuskers pub glass. Appearance is a murky, unfiltered orange color with an average white head. Definitely looks like a Blue Moon, as it takes on more of an orange peel look instead of lemon. Smells of wheat & some citrus. Taste is of smooth wheat, with some orange, citrus notes & mild spice. The taste is very consistent from start to finish, with a smooth & creamy mouthfeel throughout.

I am a fan of big, complex beers, but sometimes it is nice to find a beer that is a good, consistent easy drinker that you can have a few of while watching a game. This is what Sam Adams has done here, as this is an above average take on this style. I think they finally found a Spring seasonal they can stick with, unless they decide to make it year round.

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

Appearance: Murky golden yellow with a good head of foam and plenty of carbonation.

Smell: Spice, wheat, and a hint of citrus.

Taste: Malts, spice, and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy, with a subtle citrus aftertaste.

The Verdict: I like it. A Belgian white ale with very good balance and a nice mouthfeel. Much better than the Alpine Spring it replaces, this could easily become a SA favorite for me.

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2,279 ratings