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:
#44,828
Reviews:
325
Ratings:
2,307
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
3.02
 
 
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Ratings: 2,307 |  Reviews: 325
Photo of BeerMan247
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams tried to make their take on a Blue Moon and wound up crafting a remarkably average white ale. I’ll finish this one, obviously, but any time I’d ever be in the mood for a beer like this I’d prefer a Blue Moon. The orange peel proves once again that it is a great compliment to a white ale nonetheless. I have an alcohol problem :(

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

Picked-up a single bottle being served at a work event. I do not dislike Sam Adams, I just do not seek it out. This is a decent brew, just not my style. Would drink for free again.

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

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cold Snap pours a hazy copper color, with a big fuzzy lacing head. Mellow aroma, spicy notes. Flavors are full of spices, hints of orange, and finishes with a nice cinnamon flavor. Good body and feel. Overall, a very nice winter beer, good full flavors, nice to drink, finally a good winter beer from SA.

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Photo of Mcb99d
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dcg50c
4.46/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.62/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Draft. One finger white head, hazy yellow-orange body.

Smell: See below.

Taste : Wheat, orange, mild coriander. Classic yet simple flavors.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, dry finish.

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Photo of hairnic
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

subtle spices not an overwhelming flavor but certainly a white ale, very crisp.

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Photo of stevoj
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice looking, but lacks some of the citrus tang of the Belgian varieties. Hazy pale golden with fairly robust silky head. Some citrus (lemon) in the aroma, which disappears when tasted. Taste is fairly flat and bland, abrupt, dry finish.

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Photo of austinc94
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Anayalator
2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

From tap.
Couldn’t finish 6 oz. wheat feel but dried fruit and floral was too much with no malts or pine.

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

Photo of knucky
4.38/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really like lighter, sweeter, less hoppy beers and cold snap is a solid option. Drank my first one tonight on draft - nice one finger head, good lacing, med carbonation, slightly sweet, a little citrus, not much aftertaste or bitterness. Drank it in about 4 pulls. Tasty!

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Photo of puck1225
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap in a tall lager glass. A bit murky orangish yellow with decent head and lacing. Has a lemony smelll and taste. A bit bready. Overall not bad and it went well for dinner. One of those situations where choices were limited but, say what you may, Sam Adams usually come through!

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

Photo of JaySimmons
4.36/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houlio_99
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Khocolate
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is actually good and refreshing!

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

Boston Beer Co. "Samuel Adams Cold Snap"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, label notched best before June and sampled on March 1st
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what is this? "White ale brewed with spices & spices added". Only 10 IBUs and 5.3% abv. OK, let's pour it... hmmm, surprisingly cloudly like a hefeweizen... finger thick head of dense white foam. It appears t have some decent head retention to it but we'll see. The aroma reminds me of some other Sam Adams beer but I don't recall exactly which one. It's yeasty and wheaty and softly spicy. There's some fruit in there as well, dried apricot, some apple, and perhaps some citrus. As for the spice I'm not sure, but I don't find it that spicy at all for a beer that's been spiced in the kettle and the fermenter. On to the taste... it's similar. It's wheaty, sweetish but not sweet. The spice is clearer but I still can't tell what's in it, and I'm finding it less fruity although the apple and dried apricot still remain. Ahhh, I've found some vanilla as it's warming a bit. That's coming through in the aroma as well. It's got a full mouthfeel with a spritzy carbonation to it; and that's good for a winter beer, some body and not much of a carbonic bite. Overall I like it. It's a touch sweetish but that works in winter as well - I'm not sure how I'd feel about one of these on a sunny day in summer. Looking back, the head held fairly well, so points for that, but it left very little lacing which is weird because there's so much sugar in there. Odd, but I know this glass is "beer clean" as I had three beers out of it yesterday and only rinsed it with water. Ahh, I just found some more fruit, seemingly plum. Interesting. Anyway, I'd recommend it, at least trying it.For anyone who like Blue Moon they'd certainly like this.

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Photo of Curt3
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextr24
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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