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

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Samuel Adams Cold SnapSamuel Adams Cold Snap

Brewed by:
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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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, dulled golden body with a slim, one-third inch, white head.

Smell: Creamy wheat, foremost, aided by vague, misty notes smelling only lightly of citrus, fruit, and whole, wholesale spices.

Taste: Light pale malts and lightly toasted wheat, with a soft, restrained sweetness. Very mild, very meager hints of citrus, plum, and spice. Near nil hop character and bitterness, leaving the balancing to be led by the spice and carbonation. A kiss of hibiscus as it warms a tad. Fairly crisp, sweetish, wheaty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's a light, wheaty, not particularly compelling beer.

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3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

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

A: Gold, hazy and with a good head.

S: Lemon zest, orange, and some grass.

T: A little earthy, and some lemon zest. It has a very refreshing taste and texture. Great for when the weather starts warming up a little.

M: Creamy, oily finish. Very nice finish because it leaves no dryness and leaves no bad flavors.

O: Nice easy drinking beer that is probably the most refreshing of the Spring Variety Pack.

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3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

had one on-tap at Fresco's in Highland VIllage, texas.
(chased a shot of black label)
(reviewing from notes taken on-site)

A ULTRA cloudy - pours a dull orange Foamy small head with NO lacing

S mettalic along the lines of a macro. just a **BIT*** sweet - really not much to the nose at all
by that I mean no strong or overpowering aroma to speak of

T again, not much here.- a bit of a tart bite - not "hoppy per se - IDK what to call this.
My beloved wife who usually dislikes beer tired it and liked the "bready" aftertaste.

M unremarkable - standard body I guess

D in the famous words of Rufus the Stunt bum:
"Call that a beer? I'd rather have another"
I'm normally a Sam Adams fan but this one didnt make the cut. OTOH I have never liked the Belgian style and this is a bit of that....

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an April 2014 expiration date. Sampled on January 10, 2014.

It has a cloudy but decently carbonated golden yellow pour that leads up to a long lasting soft white head.

There are bready and toasted malts on the nose along with oats, orange peel and mellow pepper and spices.

The body is about medium and very smooth.

The taste is also of soft and breaded malts with a notable oat character followed by a crispy mlldly bitter lingering finish.

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3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

cold snap is a fresh tasting little brew. it pours a cloudy straw yellow. the smell is a mix of light fruit and coriander. the taste is really light. there isnt much going on. this is a good beer to compete with blue moon drinkers. over all its not a bad beer if you are in the mood for a light citrus. i may buy some of this and save it for warmer months, i think it would be better in the summer.

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2,307 ratings